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    That ain't a Christmas tree icicle hanging on the eaves!
    2-16-2021
    19°F, sun and a light wind.
    Our home in OK is -7°F!

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    • #77
      going to -5 tonight. about 5 more days of this then back to normal in 30's and 40's.

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      • #78
        I hope we get a gradual thaw as the ground is frozen

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        • #79
          "A complete bungle': Texas' energy pride goes out with cold."

          https://news.yahoo.com/complete-bung...202842989.html

          In all, between 2 and 3 million customers in Texas still had no power nearly two full days after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge in demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts. More bad weather, including freezing rain, began arriving Tuesday night.
          Last edited by 99explorer; 02-17-2021, 01:04 AM.

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          • #80
            Fort Worth, TX yesterday.
            90 minutes to get through a Micky D's drive thru.
            2 hours to get through another fast food joint.
            a friend called a pizza place, their order # was 200+!!!!
            Little town I'm in, the Sunoco sold out of fuel, line 3 blocks long for the only other station in town.
            People coming from a town 50 miles away for fuel. Their town had no electricity.
            No bottled water to be had!

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            • #81
              AOC says Texas biggest problem is we haven't invested in a better "Green Nude Eel" grid system!
              Whadda dunce!!

              https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/...-power-outage/

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              • #82
                aoc's ignorance is beyond description. If Texas were allowed to build and maintain nuclear plants, we could export electricity to the nation. Even if the environmental wackos would go away, or go to hell, or stay in New York, we have the capability to supply our own needs, with a supply left over. Right now, with approximately 1.8M homes without power, there is a natural gas plant sitting idle not ten miles from me.
                Why? Because of wind generated power. Supposedly, wind generation was cheaper than natural gas. So, due to the lower cost, this plant was mothballed, and wind generation was going to fill the gap. Great idea, guess no one figured in the cost of land acquisition, right of way expenses, and the cost of the ugly, space alien windmills to build and maintain. Cheaper, right?
                Now, we find that windmills cannot operate with too much wind! Or too little wind. Or, in icy conditions. Took an artic blast and 4M homes without power to bring this to light, huh?
                Natural gas plants operate in the cold. They operate in the heat. In the rain. Day and night. They also provide jobs, in building, maintaining, landscaping, security, and probably more areas. And, like the Bacliff facility, sitting idle in the midst of a power shortage, rolling blackouts, and people dying of cold conditions, they are sitting idle. I wonder how many more small facilities, country wide, are sitting idle because of the utopian dreams of wild eyed greenie environmental wackos, who have not a clue as to reality?

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                • #83
                  Look how the sag is reduced in the lines. That is what happened when we were at camp in Adirondacks and it hit minus 54 deg. Lines shrunk so much they broke themselves.

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                  • #84
                    Are you watching how the situation in Texas is devolving into a major catastrophe


                    No Heat
                    No Food
                    No Water
                    No Fuel
                    No firewood

                    Be prepared. The government can not help everyone and it looks like a lot of Agencies are inept.

                    Can you imagine all the broken water lines and flooding of homes? Some Hospitals have broken /frozen lines and have water trucked in to fill the boilers so they can get heat. 10,000 diesel trucked in to fuel 60 generators FEMA brought.

                    I don't know what it will take to get the natural gas generators going but that should be a priority.

                    The food shelves in the store are now empty.

                    Folks, this looks like it is going to get a lot worse and take a real long time to recover from this.

                    Last edited by jhjimbo; 02-18-2021, 11:15 PM.

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                    • #85
                      Don't listen to jimbo.
                      The situation in Texas isn't as dire as he would like you to believe.
                      Are there some hiccups?
                      Well... yeah. But Houston doesn't freeze over every day either.
                      Besides, the hardest hit areas are the (d) strongholds.
                      Houston,
                      Dallas.
                      Austin.
                      San Antonio.
                      El Paso, etc, etc....

                      Texas doesn't sell it's power. The majority stays right here in Texas.
                      The biggest problem was when Gov. Abbott (R) decided to help develop the "Green Nude Eel".
                      Didn't work out so well. Most of the wind generation is in western half of the state.
                      When those historic lows hit the windmills and they froze up, that slowed the production of fossil fuels. When the fossil fuel generating plants needed to ramp up production, the fuel to meet maximum demand wasn't there.
                      Then the snowball got larger as it rolled downhill.
                      Ice and snow slowed transportation to a crawl. Crews couldn't reach power outages. Small towns that depended on big generating (fossil fuel) facilities soon found themselves either blacked out rolling brownouts.

                      Probably 90% to 95% of the (ahem) devastation was due to the fact that fossil fuel production in west Texas was too dependent on "wind" energy.
                      A shining example of what the "Green Nude Eel", the Bidrn/Harris administration and AOC has in store for America!

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
                        Don't listen to jimbo.
                        The situation in Texas isn't as dire as he would like you to believe.
                        Are there some hiccups?
                        Well... yeah. But Houston doesn't freeze over every day either.
                        Besides, the hardest hit areas are the (d) strongholds.
                        Houston,
                        Dallas.
                        Austin.
                        San Antonio.
                        El Paso, etc, etc....

                        Texas doesn't sell it's power. The majority stays right here in Texas.
                        The biggest problem was when Gov. Abbott (R) decided to help develop the "Green Nude Eel".
                        Didn't work out so well. Most of the wind generation is in western half of the state.
                        When those historic lows hit the windmills and they froze up, that slowed the production of fossil fuels. When the fossil fuel generating plants needed to ramp up production, the fuel to meet maximum demand wasn't there.
                        Then the snowball got larger as it rolled downhill.
                        Ice and snow slowed transportation to a crawl. Crews couldn't reach power outages. Small towns that depended on big generating (fossil fuel) facilities soon found themselves either blacked out rolling brownouts.

                        Probably 90% to 95% of the (ahem) devastation was due to the fact that fossil fuel production in west Texas was too dependent on "wind" energy.
                        A shining example of what the "Green Nude Eel", the Bidrn/Harris administration and AOC has in store for America!
                        I know it's not as bad as their trying to make it seem. In a week your weather will turn better. We all have gone through weather emergencies.

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                        • #87
                          27 deg evening of 2/18 Thusday. Forecast 60 deg by 2/21 Sunday. Maybe the worst is over.

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                          • #88
                            It is not me saying this, it is the news reports coming out of Texas. Now there is a potable water crisis because once a line breaks you have to boil the water.
                            Idiot Bubba should watch the news, they have no reason to exaggerate.

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                            • #89
                              Jimbo -
                              Good post.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                                It is not me saying this, it is the news reports coming out of Texas. Now there is a potable water crisis because once a line breaks you have to boil the water.
                                Idiot Bubba should watch the news, they have no reason to exaggerate.
                                It's moronic idiot jimbo that sits in his crystal palace in Ohio and sucks up the swill from the lame stream media.
                                Hey! Jug Head Jumbo! The lame stream media promotes gloom and doom. They don't report sunshine and roses unless it helps liberals, you spineless hockey puck!

                                Not all water breaks require disinfection. As long as you can maintain positive pressure on the line, all is well.
                                It's called a "dresser coupling" you Ohio imbecile!

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