More Winter For Texas The South Central US

4 Dimensional

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NC Folks


Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
1100 AM EST Wed Feb 17 2021

NCZ007>010-021>025-038-039-180400-
/O.CON.KRAH.WS.W.0004.210218T0500Z-210219T1200Z/
Person-Granville-Vance-Warren-Forsyth-Guilford-Alamance-Orange-
Durham-Davidson-Randolph-
Including the cities of Roxboro, Oxford, Creedmoor, Henderson,
Kittrell, Warrenton, Norlina, Winston-Salem, Greensboro,
High Point, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Hillsborough,
Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Rougemont, Lexington, Thomasville,
Asheboro, and Archdale
1100 AM EST Wed Feb 17 2021

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Significant icing expected. Total ice accumulations of
one quarter to one half inch.

* WHERE...Portions of the northern Piedmont.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 7 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the
ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous
conditions could impact morning and evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for North Carolina can be obtained by
visiting DriveNC.gov.
 

ballscout1

Rising Star
BGOL Investor
‘The Weak Will Parish’: Texas Mayor Berates ‘Lazy’ Residents Amid Record Cold, Blackouts
Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd has reportedly resigned, though it’s not clear if that was before he told residents, “No one owes you [and] your family anything.”



A western Texas mayor has reportedly told residents seeking help amid record-low temperatures and rolling blackouts to quit being “lazy” and that “only the strong will survive and the weak will parish [sic].”

Tim Boyd announced his resignation Tuesday after anger over his since-deleted Facebook post boiled over among residents of Colorado City, where temperatures have dipped into the teens. It was unclear whether he resigned before or after berating his constituents.

“No one owes you [and] your family anything; nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim it’s your choice!” he said in his post, according to local stations KTXS and KTAB/KRBC.

Boyd made another post hours later, stating that he had resigned and wanted to apologize for his language, though apparently not his message, which he said had been taken out of context.


“I won’t deny for one minute what I said in my post this morning,” he said. Boyd instead said he was sorry for “the wording and some of the phrases that were used” and that his crude dismissal did not apply to the elderly or to those “in true need of help.”


“I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout,” he said.

He also suggested that he had resigned before posting his social media screed.
“I was speaking as a citizen as I am NOT THE MAYOR anymore,” he said.

Attempts to reach Boyd and the city for comment were not immediately successful Wednesday.

Boyd’s comments came as millions across the state continued to endure freezing temperatures that have killed at least 21 people as the state’s power grid struggles to supply adequate electricity, forcing some areas to go without power for hours or even more than a day.

As of Wednesday morning, roughly 2.4 million people remained without power across the state, according to online outage tracker poweroutage.us. Electricity companies have said it’s not yet known when full power may be restored.

Local authorities have meanwhile urged residents not to use fuel-burning heat sources that create carbon monoxide indoors. These devices, including grills, stoves, gas generators and car engines, have been blamed for at least two deaths and several hospitalizations this week. In one such case, a Houston family of four is believed to have been poisoned after leaving a car running in their home’s attached garage to create heat, killing two of them.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it in. Breathing in a lot of the gas can cause a person to pass out or die. Those who are sleeping or drunk may not realize they are being poisoned before it’s too late, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 

crossovernegro

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BGOL Investor
& Nah, heat texas style wouldnt have us shut down....I've been in Texas in July, and while the heat/humidity was worse than we experience up here, it wasn't too far from our dog days, July/August weather. We'd be complaining and cursing, but the show would go on.
....now I think you guys are more used to tornados than we are up here, so that would be a better comparison....and dust storms....a dust storm in NJ would have us running around like Jake Gyllenhal in the Day After Tomorrow :lol:

...and I feel for those without power. After hurricane sandy took out our power in 2012, immediately afterwards we got hit with cold weather, but nowhere near what the southwest is getting now....but I was miserable for 10 days without heat even though it was like 35+ still outside, sleeping with a hat and coat on....so I can imagine 20 & below with no power :smh:


Just like yall cant handle the heat we don't mess with the cold
 
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4 Dimensional

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Houston Faces Dire Water Issues as Power Outages, Cold Push Texans To Their Limits

  • Power outages knocked out water plants.
  • Houston is under a boil water advisory, and officials asked that water be conserved for essential use only.
  • At least 77 people were treated for hypothermia in northern Texas.
  • At least 10 people in Texas have died in weather-related incidents since Sunday, including a mother and a child due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The deaths of at least eight people in several other states this week are also being blamed on the weather.
 

gene cisco

Thulsa-master of noids.
Super Moderator
Texas can handle heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, but not extreme cold and snow/ice.

It just goes to show how multidimensional weather can be and how people react to it.
Extreme cold is a bitch. Snow/ice fuck up trees and power lines in Ohio like it ain't shit. Like I said, people who know and prepare for this shit every year STILL get fucked up. :smh:

Our ENTIRE power grid in the U.S. is fucked. People singling out Texas is funny to me. I guess people sleep through heatwaves causing power outages throughout the country. U.S. got shit so outdated too many people running the fucking air conditioner causes blackouts.
 

4 Dimensional

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Extreme cold is a bitch. Snow/ice fuck up trees and power lines in Ohio like it ain't shit. Like I said, people who know and prepare for this shit every year STILL get fucked up. :smh:

Our ENTIRE power grid in the U.S. is fucked. People singling out Texas is funny to me. I guess people sleep through heatwaves causing power outages throughout the country. U.S. got shit so outdated too many people running the fucking air conditioner causes blackouts.
2021 and these power companies still refuse to allow people to use alternative energy sources without some type of blow back.

They rather continue this outdated system instead of allowing people to rely on solar energy for these type of occasions.

NC was big on the solar panels until Duke Energy had a say so about it. A place like Texas should be one of the leading states for solar energy.
 

CurtDawg

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For my NC folks @cli-terminator @Dota @YoungSinister @CurtDawg @doe moe

Get ready for the ice.
The heaviest will be in the Piedmont area, especially the northern parts. This is a freezing rain event.

Yeah thanks for the heads up fam
Hopefully Thursday & Friday morning will be the last of all this rain, for a while
:raincloud::raincloud::raincloud:



Why is it that Roxboro ALWAYS gets hit with a bunch of snow and ice
Like clockwork damn near every year, shit is just crazy, LOL :D
 

4 Dimensional

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Yeah thanks for the heads up fam
Hopefully Thursday & Friday morning will be the last of all this rain, for a while
:raincloud::raincloud::raincloud:





Why is it that Roxboro ALWAYS gets hit with a bunch of snow and ice
Like clockwork damn near every year, shit is just crazy, LOL :D
Roxboro is in a sweet spot for real. That area in general usually gets the shittiest of the weather.

 

arnoldwsimmons

Rising Star
Platinum Member
Texas has their own power grid, and is unregulated by the federal government. All other states are interconnected, meaning transmission lines are connected to supply power from one end of the country to the other. When you are not connected to a neighboring utility, you are fucked and on your own. This comes as a result of republican Texan politicians being in power, the same ones who want to secede from the union. They control regulatory bodies that favor industry over rationale and consumers. Until voters decide that they have had enough of this type of madness and suffering, you will see it happen again.
 

ShortyCumStain

Rising Star
BGOL Investor
2021 and these power companies still refuse to allow people to use alternative energy sources without some type of blow back.

They rather continue this outdated system instead of allowing people to rely on solar energy for these type of occasions.

NC was big on the solar panels until Duke Energy had a say so about it. A place like Texas should be one of the leading states for solar energy.
Greed.
 

Famous1

Rising Star
Platinum Member
Extreme cold is a bitch. Snow/ice fuck up trees and power lines in Ohio like it ain't shit. Like I said, people who know and prepare for this shit every year STILL get fucked up. :smh:

Our ENTIRE power grid in the U.S. is fucked. People singling out Texas is funny to me. I guess people sleep through heatwaves causing power outages throughout the country. U.S. got shit so outdated too many people running the fucking air conditioner causes blackouts.
No...Texas singled itself out.
Stop trying to cape for them ninjas..
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Point-Texas-doesn-t-need-federal-interference-13776053.php

Also...
WASHINGTON - Former Texas governor Rick Perry suggests that going days without power is a sacrifice Texans should be willing to make if it means keeping federal regulators out of the state’s power grid.
In a blog posted on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's website, Perry is quoted responding to the claim that “those watching on the left may see the situation in Texas as an opportunity to expand their top-down, radical proposals.”
 
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4 Dimensional

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I'm curious as to why the freezing rain occurs at above 32° when below it is the freezing point of water. And is the ground temperature lower to cause the rain to freeze on contact with the surface?
Temperatures are not uniform across the surface due to various elevation differences. Usually, the freezing rain starts collecting on higher elevated surfaces (i.e., treetops) then makes its way down. The rain itself can lower the ground temps over time to a freezing point because it’s pushing the cooler air downward.

I think that’s how I understood your question.
 
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SVT

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Temperatures are not uniform across the surface due to various elevation differences. Usually the the freezing rain starts collecting on higher elevated surfaces (i.e., tree tops) then makes its way down. The rain itself can lower the grown temps over time to a freezing point because it’s pushing the cooler air downward.

I think that’s how I understood your question.
Damn u know this shit huh

Ecology ass niggu
 

cli-terminator

Retired ManWhore
BGOL Investor
Temperatures are not uniform across the surface due to various elevation differences. Usually the the freezing rain starts collecting on higher elevated surfaces (i.e., tree tops) then makes its way down. The rain itself can lower the grown temps over time to a freezing point because it’s pushing the cooler air downward.

I think that’s how I understood your question.
Yeah overall I was just a lil thrown off at freezing rain occurring at above freezing temps. The explanation for when it reaches the surface was definitely enlightening
 
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