This Little Spring Storm That Hit Us Knocked Out Power for More Than 5,000
This isn't what it looks like. But if it looks like a repairman getting some tree parts off a power line, then yeah...that's what it is.
Photo by Camilo Smith
If your power went out this afternoon, you weren't alone. CenterPoint Energy's outage map was reporting 6,542 customers out by late afternoon, with folks getting restored sometime around 5 p.m., according to a spokesperson.
There's no telling why this cold weather couldn't keep its ass in winter like it's supposed to. We've been pretty patient with this weather. What's worse is that it's expected to drop to "keep your wool socks on" weather tonight.
One meteorologist told Hair Balls that a "pretty potent cold front" is passing through our area, sprinkling all this rain and bringing heavy winds that are dragging branches onto power lines so we have a hard time firing up the DVR when we get home from work.
"Thunderstorms will be over by 8 o'clock or 9 o'clock today," Christina Speciale, meterologist with WeatherWorks, told us. We really wished she was being funny when she added this line -- which (we sure hope) she's calling 20 degrees too low. "Tonight it gets to the mid-to-upper 30s," she said.
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But, hey, stick it out because the rest of the week will be pie weather-wise, and you can go disco rollerblading with your short-shorts on if you want.
"We have a little over 5,000 customers out right now, due to the wind and trees on lines," Olivia Roff, a CenterPoint spokesperson, said. "Sounds like there's going to be some wind tonight," she said.
Great, more wind, more problems.
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