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Wind causing numerous power outages around Central Texas
Austin American-Statesman ^ | Feb. 25, 2013 | Julie Chang

Posted on 02/25/2013 2:22:12 PM PST by bgill

About 10,000 Austin Energy customers are without power Monday afternoon because of high winds, utility spokesman Ed Clark said.... About 1,700 customers are without power Monday afternoon in Pflugerville... Wind has knocked out power for about 1300 customers across Bastrop, Lee and Caldwell counties... San Marcos The city’s Electric Utility and Transportation Departments are responding to numerous calls about power outages and six reports of downed trees

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Local noon-ish reports were 54 mph gusts but it has picked this afternoon. The wind has already taken part of our roof and sent everything in the yard down the street. Filling water containers and washing the dishes before the power goes out here. Y'all be careful out there.
1 posted on 02/25/2013 2:22:22 PM PST by bgill
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Just saw on the Weather Channel that Dallas is having 2 hour delays at the airport due to the winds.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 2:24:08 PM PST by bgill
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31 MPH is the highest gust I've seen so far up near Ft. Worth, but it's a steady 25 most of the time. Lots of wind. We expect more later.

Stay safe, and prayers up.

/johnny

3 posted on 02/25/2013 2:25:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bgill

We just had a brown-out here in North Austin


4 posted on 02/25/2013 2:40:26 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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Clark (from the article) is now on the Weather Channel saying he has 18,000 customers without power and is expecting more. Of course, it is now 5 o’clock rush hour so signals will be out.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 2:49:09 PM PST by bgill
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I can tell you that the wind is awful in Lakeway, just NW of Austin.

Been here nearly 14 yrs, and have never seen anything like this before!

The dust from the islands that have formed in Lake Travis due to the drought is blowing directly at the front of my house, and has been for most of the day.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 3:01:28 PM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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Oh yeah. You can see that Texas wind fairly clearly on this map.

US Wind Map

7 posted on 02/25/2013 3:03:10 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: basil

Is this unusual or an annual event/season ?


8 posted on 02/25/2013 3:03:47 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Hey, Basil

It is Hang’emAll formally from Dallas like you. Long time no see. We met around the time Gore was running for Pres.

I’m live here in Port Aransas on the coast.(Near Tx as I like to say) winds are 23mph gusts to 41mph.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 3:06:07 PM PST by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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Amarillo, Texas hit by 2nd Biggest Snowstorm on Record

Amarillo, Texas picked up at least 16.9" of snow on February 24-25, its 2nd greatest 24-hour snowfall on record. Just last week Wichita, Kansas also received its 2nd greatest snow on record when 14.2” fell on February 20-21. The storm that blew over the Texas Panhandle last night and this morning (with wind gusts as high as 77 mph) is now bringing heavy snow to Wichita, Kansas.

Here is an update unconfirmed.

'Truly a historic blizzard,' weather service says

As of 4 p.m. (5 p.m. ET), 19 inches of snow had fallen in Amarillo -- an all-time single day record for February, the weather service said. Monday's accumulation also ranked as the second highest single-day snowfall accumulation ever recorded there, the agency said.

Texas could break its all-time snowfall record today

Amarillo ? Where the heck are the Armadillo's ?

10 posted on 02/25/2013 3:15:52 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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KXAN evening news just said 62 mph gusts in Central Texas.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 3:23:25 PM PST by bgill
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To: justa-hairyape

Ha, is that a doggie door? Can you imagine what the dog thought when he tried to run through it, lol.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 3:28:25 PM PST by bgill
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To: justa-hairyape

That’s a heckuva map!
Do you see that area above Dallas, looking the the eye of the storm?
It’s wild down here. Looks like wind’s coming from everywhere TO us.
Stay safe everyone!


13 posted on 02/25/2013 3:33:50 PM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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That wind map was posted on another thread by UCANSEE2. Almost always have wind out here in west central Texas, but there is a strong flow band right now flowing south and around Dallas.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 3:39:54 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: bgill

Wood stoves are great.

Get one BEFORE a generator.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 3:40:13 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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I like lights with my heat, so I bought a generator.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 4:02:22 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: bgill

FM 973 may be shut down if the fire there in south Austin gets worse. Be care out there, FRiends.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 4:03:55 PM PST by bgill
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Wood stoves are great...Get one BEFORE a generator.

If you live in a windy area, be sure you put a cap on the chimney to keep the wind from blowing down the chimney and smoking up your house.

18 posted on 02/25/2013 4:09:15 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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Wind causing numerous power outages around Central Texas

Quick! Put up some windmills! /s

19 posted on 02/25/2013 4:11:22 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: justa-hairyape

West of Amarillo 110 miles, we have had 10-12 inches of snow.
Power was out for about 18 hours; plenty of wood for the fireplace and stove; lanterns full of oil for light; water for house is gravity flow; just another day here on the ranch.

Snowdrifts are two to two and a half feet deep. This will give us some very sorely needed moisture.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 4:13:09 PM PST by nmrancher
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