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Rolling Blackouts - Woohoo (That's Sarcasm)

Postby Major_A » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:55 am

Apparently the city of Houston and surrounding cities/towns are rolling blackouts. I guess we're using too much juice to keep from freezing to death. I've been up since 6AM (now 10AM) and we've already had 2. The first one lasted an hour and the last one lasted about 20 minutes.

I know that it being 20 degrees isn't a big deal for some of you Yanks. But here that's a pretty big deal. We put up with 110 degree July days to have mild winters. Anyone else having these mandatory blackouts?

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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:22 am

All fine here in STL...

Good thing electric cars aren't released in force yet... wait to see what those do to the grid.
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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:38 am

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No rolling backouts, but they are having trouble finding places to put the snow in MA. Streets are getting narrower and narrower. That's the snowpack, almost 3.5ft. For the past three weeks, we've had a medium to large snow storm.
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Postby skier » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:04 pm

dicecca112 wrote:
No rolling backouts, but they are having trouble finding places to put the snow in MA. Streets are getting narrower and narrower. That's the snowpack, almost 3.5ft. For the past three weeks, we've had a medium to large snow storm.


theres a facebook event for the current storm: Snowpocalypse

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up north would never have a blackout from cold though, as a majority of residents burn oil or wood (wood is so much warmer than oil, fill the boiler and you got 220 degree water where oil is around 180 :D )
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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:32 pm

skier wrote:
dicecca112 wrote:
No rolling backouts, but they are having trouble finding places to put the snow in MA. Streets are getting narrower and narrower. That's the snowpack, almost 3.5ft. For the past three weeks, we've had a medium to large snow storm.


theres a facebook event for the current storm: Snowpocalypse

I'm just happy classes are cancelled today so I can continue to recover from a nasty sinus cold

up north would never have a blackout from cold though, as a majority of residents burn oil or wood (wood is so much warmer than oil, fill the boiler and you got 220 degree water where oil is around 180 :D )


What is painful now is everything is covered with Ice, not bad if there was snow underneath it, but most of my car is covered with a mm of ice.
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Postby skier » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:46 pm

dicecca112 wrote:What is painful now is everything is covered with Ice, not bad if there was snow underneath it, but most of my car is covered with a mm of ice.


ice from your car being warm when it was snowing onto it and the snow melted then froze then snowed more? or did you actually get freezing rain at some point. the latter is much worse lol
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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:49 pm

A little of both unfortunately
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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:16 pm

FYI its not just houston, its the entire state of Texas. We have fallen victim up here in the Dallas Fort Worth area too.
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Postby Major_A » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:34 pm

That's surprising. Figured with the Super Bowl in Dallas they would be getting all the juice they needed.

Sorry about the snow you guys are dealing with. I've only had to dig a car out of ice/snow one time, when I was working in Detroit. If I had to do that everyday I'd probably be in better physical shape.

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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:54 am

Major_A wrote:That's surprising. Figured with the Super Bowl in Dallas they would be getting all the juice they needed.

Sorry about the snow you guys are dealing with. I've only had to dig a car out of ice/snow one time, when I was working in Detroit. If I had to do that everyday I'd probably be in better physical shape.


The whole city of Arlington where Jerry world resides didnt get affected by it. All the other cities did though.
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