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winter delights.

In Tennessee, guy backs out of his driveway:

https://www.kmov.com/news/watc...1a-033afb68ab2d.html

Ice and power lines:

https://www.facebook.com/WWLTV...ts/10158381112589926


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Quirt and Mary Anna, do you guys have a generator? News reports here say power is out all over TX and OK.


In Texas:

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Health officials in Texas are scrambling to use more than 8,000 vaccine doses before they expire after the harsh winter storm hitting the state knocked out the power of the deep freezers storing the vaccines.

Two Harris County public health officials told ABC News that their facility that stored the Moderna vaccine lost power early Monday morning and a backup generator also failed. The freezers that kept the vaccine at its containment temperature were among the affected equipment, they said.


https://abcnews.go.com/US/texa...er/story?id=75911159


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whoa, those power lines!

I am morbidly fascinated with watching those videos of cars sliding on ice.
 
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That power line thing is really dangerous. My son's neighbor's house burned after a similar thing happened. Al will know more about this than I do.

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Moderna vaccine lost power early Monday morning and a backup generator also failed.


They had better hope they were keeping up with scheduled maintenance and test runs or heads are gonna roll. Or at least they should.

Meanwhile, were they able to hook up a rented backup generator in time? I can get one out to nearly any jobsite in about 2 hours. Or truck the freezers somewhere else.


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I’ve seen lots of videos of sliding cars and trucks, but that’s the first powerline on fire that I’ve seen. Whoa.

I hope they managed to use those vaccines in TX!


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whoa, those power lines!

I am morbidly fascinated with watching those videos of cars sliding on ice.


Was staying in Memphis years ago. Watched numerous collisions on the ice at a busy intersection. As much fun as a train wreck.


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3.6M without power in Texas. On the evening news they showed how people's water supplies were freezing.

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So much for a number of locations I'd been weighing as possible retirement destinations! They've been getting a lot more snow and ice this season than we (Central PA) have.

(Austin, Texas??)


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How are our Oklahomans doing? And the Oregonians?


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With nearly 4 million Texans in need of power amid the winter storm that struck the state, demand for energy is exceptionally high. The demand has exceeded the supply that the state has to offer.

As a result, the Public Utility Commission of Texas held an emergency meeting on Monday where officials introduced an order that would adjust energy prices. The order said in part, "Energy prices should reflect scarcity of the supply. If customer load is being shed, scarcity is at its maximum, and the market price for the energy needed to serve that load should also be at its highest."

The order also stated that The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the organization that monitors Texas' power grid, should correct any past prices to reflect the current shortage of energy. However, there are caps in place in the order to make sure consumers are protected from skyrocketing prices.


https://www.kvue.com/article/n...85-8b9b-be6ad75316b4

The actual order:

https://www.puc.texas.gov/51617WinterERCOTOrder.pdf


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How are our Oklahomans doing? And the Oregonians?


We're fine at the moment. We haven't lost power at all.

I checked our power companies site, and they did have a rolling blackout in a town very nearby. (It's so nearby that we recently had a water outage when they had a problem with the water system, so it's just luck of the draw that our electrical utilities aren't also entwined with theirs.)

In any case, this house holds heat extremely well. We've only heard of brief rolling blackouts in Oklahoma so far, and we could weather a few hours without heat. It would be pretty tough to go longer than that, though. I hope it's not a two-dog-and-two-cat night!


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Did I mention that the cold never came up here?
That type cold front goes down the east side of the Rockies.
Denver was 20 or so degrees colder than at 9000 feet. A friend expected 4 degrees at his home south of Houston.
I tell friends in Denver to come up. We have cookies.
Gloating again. I feel so very guilty. Smiler


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(It's so nearby that we recently had a water outage when they had a problem with the water system, so it's just luck of the draw that our electrical utilities aren't also entwined with theirs.)


I may have told this story before, but it seems appropriate here and I'll tell it again.

Before my folks moved to CA they lived in Ely, MN for a year. It's not far from International Falls, and even though I was very young I remember it being very cold and there being enough snow it would cover up the front door.

I also remember that when the phone rang and there was nobody there they would fill the bath tub full of water. That seemed perfectly logical to me as a kid and it wasn't until I was in my twenties that I thought to ask my Mom why they did that.

Turns out is was a "one long two short" kind of phone system, and when there were electrical storms in the area the phone would ring for no reason. Electrical storms meant probable loss of power, which meant the well pump wouldn't work, and we'd have no water for a while.

Makes perfect sense!


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Personally, this Oregonian is doing just fine. Lots of downed trees, but I live in a neighborhood with underground utilities so minimal power loss. But it's very localized. Just a block away they lost power for a little over a day. Also localized are the impacts of ice/snow on the roads. My driveway and the street in front of my house is ice. Two doors away it's clear. Thank you, picturesque trees. LOL.

Now the weather is warm, the main roads are slushy to dry and transportation is moving. Power is slowly coming on in other places.
 
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Personally, this Oregonian is doing just fine. Lots of downed trees, but I live in a neighborhood with underground utilities so minimal power loss. But it's very localized. Just a block away they lost power for a little over a day. Also localized are the impacts of ice/snow on the roads. My driveway and the street in front of my house is ice. Two doors away it's clear. Thank you, picturesque trees. LOL.

Now the weather is warm, the main roads are slushy to dry and transportation is moving. Power is slowly coming on in other places.


We live with a ridge to the north and east of us, so we’re a bit sheltered and didn’t get a lot of ice on our 3 giant Douglas fir trees and maple in the back yard. No limbs down. We lost power for less than a minute, twice. But so many friends are waiting for power to return.

It was in the 40’s yesterday afternoon and will be today, too, so things are melting nicely. We shoveled a tiny path on sidewalk and walkway to our porch yesterday so the letter carrier can have an easier time today.


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