Friday, December 15, 2006

Storm Report V- Updated

Update: 4:45pm Sunday. Power came on this morning for a couple of minutes, and with only 89 volts. Then it went off again. There is power about a half a mile from here, so we are hoping to see the lights back on soon.

Update: 8pm Saturday. Still no power. This basically sucks.........

Update: 7pm Friday. The power is still off, and may be that way for some time, no one seems to know for sure. The wind has died down, but now it is clearing off and is forecast to go below freezing tonightand for the next few nights. The forcast also mentions possible freezing rain mixed with snow.



The electricity came back on for a short while last night, then went back off shortly thereafter. It didn't seem like the wind blew that hard last night, I'd estimate nothing over about 50mph, maybe a little higher. The radio this morning says there are over one million residences without power in Western Washington. I figure it was the saturated soil that made it so easy for the trees to blow down. They are talking about power being out for several days.

We're in fine shape with plenty of food, propane heating and cooking, along with a generator. At the moment the generator is running th oil furnace.

The weather forcast for the next few days is for not too much wind, but freezing temperatures.

Oh Joy!


At Friday, December 15, 2006 2:26:00 PM, Blogger Rivrdog said...

Had a seven-hour outage here, but that's unusual for my neighborhood, which has underground utilities. It seems a cascading surge event blew some tranformers.

Lost one tree in my yard, a sickly Atlas Cedar that never thrived since planting some 12 years ago. The neighbor's fence continues to come apart, and he continues to do nothing. We do not have mandatory fences in this subdivision, so there's nothing I can do about it.

At Friday, December 15, 2006 4:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear that everything is OK other than power.. The genny is paying dividends already eh???

At Saturday, December 16, 2006 10:32:00 AM, Blogger Rivrdog said...

With the electricity feeder issues you have, I'd consider upgrading your genset to a permanent model that can power the whole house for days. You've had several of these multi-day outages.

As to your question on global warming, the hot air is still coming out of AlGore's ass and mouth simultaneously. With AlGore, those parts are interchangeable.

At Saturday, December 16, 2006 9:46:00 PM, Blogger Phyllis said...

We were only out of power for 30 hours here in Coupeville.

At Sunday, December 17, 2006 9:02:00 AM, Blogger Fodder said...

We lost power for several hours last week. First time on the new generator went very well.

I was surprized the only other facility I could see on generator power was the firestation behind Rachero Fodder.

Within two hours the firemen were constantly rolling. Guess everyone else around here was keeping warm by burning their homes.

Commandress and I weathered the outage by watching sat tv, cuddling under a blanket and sampling the emergency supplies of beer and wine.


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