OT - Snowing Like Crazy in the NE

Submitted by Lordfoul on October 29th, 2011 at 9:35 AM

This is crazy.  The leaves are still green on the trees in York, PA and the snow is covering them quickly. From here to Boston they are expecting widespread power outages as the leaves grab snow and bring branches down.

Hopefully the power will stay on until at least 3:30 pm or so!

Stay safe everyone, and break out the hot chocolate and your copy of 3&Out I guess...

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

October 29th, 2011 at 9:57 AM ^

In the utility business, among your  greatest  fears are frozen precipitation in the mid to late autumn or  in the early to mid spring, and it is for that very reason - the added surface area the leaves present for freezing. Some of the biggest storms we've had (in terms of number of people out of power) in Detroit Edison history have been during those timeframes. 

LSAClassOf2000

October 29th, 2011 at 10:12 AM ^

It's 34 right now - if it stay above freezing, surface freezing might not be so bad, but you will still get some with wind chills being below freezing. Distribution systems are desgined to withstand a certain amount of ice - we probably overcompensate for it on newer builds in our system, but I don't know what eastern PA is like in that regard. 

PlayByPlay

October 29th, 2011 at 9:59 AM ^

It started a little while ago and is just starting to stick. The game should be interesting with JoPa vs the Zooker in bad weather...Hopefully the power stays on and I dont have to go scalp tickets to get my Saturday fix.

PlayByPlay

October 29th, 2011 at 9:59 AM ^

It started a little while ago and is just starting to stick. The game should be interesting with JoPa vs the Zooker in bad weather...Hopefully the power stays on and I dont have to go scalp tickets to get my Saturday fix.

Lordfoul

October 29th, 2011 at 3:12 PM ^

The game is OVAH!

Kept power except for 2 min at halftime.

Crabapple tree in my front yard split into 4 pieces down the trunk like a peeled banana but luckily missed my car by inches.

Sparty down.  Good stuff.