Electricity has been off since Noon today....right now I'm able to run the refrig, the chest freezer and the DSL :-) ! courtesy our little 1850 watt generator. Cooking and hot water is gas so we're o.k. there.
It's been snowing since 8 a.m. and is forecast to end maybe by midnight. Trees are down all over the place...including the spot where I had my car parked only hours before. Hang in there everybody - it's going to be a chilly night............
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Power still off, but snow has stopped. Temperature is starting to drop but we'll be seeing low 40's and sunshine tomorrow,.... er,... today. Running the generator after a 4 hour break (nobody home next door, thankfully). May have to go get kerosene for the heater when the sun comes up.
Portions of Allentown have power, including a gas station that's only about a mile from here. Looks like we're going to get through the night o.k.
I hate it when the power goes out. It went out here Friday but only for about 10 minutes. We had quarter inch hail here for aobut 20 minutes yesterday too. Very strange weather we having. I hope this is not sign of things to come this year. I hope you get your power real soon. Stay warm.
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Update #2 Power still out, but the sun is up and - aside from all the downed trees - it is stunningly beautiful outside. PaPower & Light says service to my area should be restored around 12:30 p.m. today.
Where I live, we lose power when the first snowflake falls. An hour before it starts to rain. Sometimes when somebody hits a pole somewhere. Inconvenient when I'm home, but potentially damaging when I'm traveling. It happened so often that I had a whole house generator installed that runs on natural gas. It wasn't cheap, but the peace of mind was worth it to me.
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Hail in Indiana? Wow, that's 150 - 350 miles south of us and it's been way too warm here in West Michigan for either snow or hail thanks to the summer's heat that's stored up in deep Lake Michigan. Bright sun all day yesterday and in the mid 50's with very light wind to no wind. Dipped to the upper 30's for a few hours last night and going back to the mid 50's today and a low of mid 40's for a low tonight and the same for all of next week (as far ahead as they forecast). There might be some light rain here tonight as there's a narrow rain line just entering the west side of Wisconsin (across Lake Michigan). The line is approx 500 miles west of us now and usually breaks up when crossing the warm fall big lake's waters.
The leaves here are at peak color, beautiful, and people are out in droves walking, hiking, and driving to view them etc. Downtown was crowded with Halloween garb dressed people all day and last night and even at 10:30 last night when we drove thru there. Didn't see even one person with a coat on and that's just too cold for us to do now at 70.
Sorry to hear that the Northeast has it so much worse than what Indiana had. Seems they just can't handle much snow there like most other areas can and do without many problems at all. That's except for the ice storms that hit the mid section of the USA with lots of heavy ice. Seems they've had it a couple times each winter for as long as I can remember. NO THANKS! Further north, ice storms are very rare and any winter precip falls as easy to deal with simple snowflakes that's easily plowable or shovelable and life just goes on as normal.
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