315,000 Lose Power in Midwest, Northeast

Thanks to damaging wind gusts of 50, 60 miles an hour and heavy snow

Eight inches of snow fell near Negaunee, Michigan, on Saturday. Just over 7 inches feel near Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and 5.5 inches near Leonidas, Minnesota, according to The Weather Channel.

Parts of Western Pennsylvania could see 8 to 10 inches of snow, parts of upstate New York could see 4 to 6 inches, and parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut could see 1 to 3 inches.

No power – with temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average

Much of the Northeast could see temperatures in the 20s and 30s, which is 10 to 20 degrees below average, said Weather Channel lead forecaster Michael Palmer.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/high-winds-sock-ohio-spring-snow-ahead-northeast-n5497 76

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

5 thoughts on “315,000 Lose Power in Midwest, Northeast”

    • Is Phoenix really that self sustainable, that you don’t care about your food producers? I sure hope, when the sht. hits the fan, from whatever, people from the towns & cities DON’T come out in the country & try to steel food.

  1. That is NOTHING compared to what will hit us this weekend, Robert!

    ECHOES OF the 2007 FREEZE!

    Hi Robert, it’s Caroline Snyder at Shady Grove Farm, near Summersville, WV – please share this post.. I have already alerted WVU (Agricultural) Extension. West Virginia’s farmers are not kept well informed by the NWS unfortunately!

    UNPRECEDENTED and EXTREME weather will hit us at Shady Grove Farm this weekend, echoing, and EXCEEDING the cold blast of April 2007 that decimated agriculture across the eastern half of the country from Arkansas to South Carolina, losses in 2007 devastated farmers.

    The cripplingly cold weather that will bring record-breaking lows. Temps Friday into Saturday will be around 10F, with possibly 4 inches of snow for central WV on Friday night.

    We know that there will be NO gritting on Friday night, and no ploughing because winter work has already finished for the plough teams.

    Our water buckets WILL freeze, so everything will need changing out first thing Friday, but my BIGGEST concern is that we will need to watch our (chick) brooder hut like hawks.. it has the 2 week olds in it, and although it is insulated, and we have a heat lamp, the temp dropped 30 degrees with the high winds and outside temps down to 26F a few nights ago. Fortunately we were able to get supplemental heat in there before we lost any babies, but this coop was NOT built for raising chickies in a “January Freeze”!

    The attached photos are an indication of the record-shattering lows that will not just hit us here, but orchards and emerging crops are going to be DEVASTATED across the mid-west through to the east-north-east

    The temps are in Fahrenheit – these temps are MUCH colder than temps recorded in 2007!

    The second image shows soft fruit crop losses in % terms for 20 states.. eg 90% loss of the Blueberry crop in NC, Up to 100% loss of soft fruits in Arkansas, and up to 65% losses in 2007 for West Virginia’s Blueberry crop.

    Oh, and the temperature map is courtesy of the crappy GFS weather model that is used by NOAA etc.. which ALWAYS underestimates cold!

    The third pic in my FB post shows temperature departures from the historic norm.. the cold behind this system is UNbelievable!


  2. Remember, this is just weather. When they get a hot spell out there this summer, it will be climate….

    Yes, and it is warm in Phoenix! The airshow yesterday on the tarmac was pretty hot….

  3. Squatterman, don’t kid yourself. City people are taught from kindergarten on that food grows on farms. When the grocery shelves stay empty, where do you think they are going to go?

    And they will pass by tons of wild edibles ready to eat in order to get to hundreds of acres of immature soybean and corn plants. And you know they are going to be pissed by the time they get to the farmhouse.

    There are a million and a half people in the greater St. Louis area. They scare the bejeebies out of me!

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