Icepocalypse 2021 冰狱 2021

this is my dairy about the winter storm occurred in Feb 2021.

这是我2021年二月冬季风暴的日记

Feb 13 Sat. 27-30F. Stockpile food (glad I did it). Heard ice building on roads, so instead I shopped on foot. Almost fell because of invisible ice.

2月13日周六 –3-1度。储粮(幸好我这么做了)。听说路上在结冰所以我走路去买菜。还是有看不见的冰,差点摔倒。

Feb 14 Sun. 12-30F Stay home. Freeze warning, keep water dropping. Listened to police radio for a while and heard nothing but crashes. Person is bleeding on Colorado Hills… that is why we advise everyone (to stay off road)…. several vehicles… we need a tow at…. some of the ten fours sound like sigh and two person exchanging (insurance) info was almost a relief. It snowed the night and sounded like raining cats and dogs.

2月14日周日 –11–1度。宅。冰冻警报,保持水龙头滴水。收听了一下警察的通话,基本上都是车祸。科罗拉多丘有人流血。这就是为什么我们建议所有人(不上路)——多辆车——我们这里需要拖车——很多10-4(警用代码,意即收到)听起来像叹气。两个人交换(保险)信息几乎是好消息。晚上下雪的声音听起来像冰雹。

Feb 15 Mon 10-27F. Snow. Wake up by UPS beeps. Turned it off and woke up again by chilling. Realized the power outage could last for a while, announced my unavailability to coworkers. Then saw this outside

2月15日周一 –13–5度。下雪。被不间断电源吵醒。关掉之后回笼觉,又被冻醒。意识到停电可能会很久,通知同事我一时半会不能上班。然后看到外面是这样

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Went out for some warm food. Big mistake. 4-10 inches of snow and sometimes step on curbs. Wandering dogs. HEB and everything else closed. No cell signals most of the way. Good that almost nobody is driving and for the rest they drive really slow. And snow blindness is a thing.

出去吃点热的——结果是个错误。4-10寸的雪,有时候深一脚浅一脚踩到人行道边。流浪狗。HEB和其他店都关门。路上基本没信号。幸好基本没人开车,开车的也开得很慢。发现雪盲症。

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Power briefly went back for about an hour after 3pm. but that is just enough for cooking and charging power banks.

三点之后短暂恢复供电约一小时,只够做饭和充电宝的。

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Feb 16 Tue 6-25F. Cloudy. Room temperature dropped so much that my dog was crying. So took her to the warmest place in the room.

2月16日周二 –13–4度。多云。室温降到狗狗都在哭了,所以把她移动到房间里最温暖的地方。

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and dress her with a cut rice bag

然后用米袋子剪了一个外套

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Power back again after 3pm for 40 minutes. Cooked and charged.

3点之后又来了40分钟电,做饭和充电。

Started refreshing ERCOT web site. The 60KMW goal was never reached, only briefly touched 50KMW.

开始刷德州电力可靠委员会(ERCOT )网站。60吉瓦的恢复目标当天没达到,仅仅短暂地达到了50吉瓦

Feb 17 Wed. 23-32F. Snow. From the ERCOT report, the grid almost crashed in the morning with almost no margin between generation and load. Generation picked up in the afternoon to 55KMW but power didn’t come back at all today. Did some cleanup, help neighbor and got helped by a neighbor with a hammer.

2月17日周三。-5-0度。雪。根据ERCOT的报表,电网因为发电容量和负载差距太小早上差点挂掉。下午发电容量达到55吉瓦但是整天都没来电。帮邻居清了一下雪,另一个邻居过来帮忙,借给我一个锤子。

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Pipe started to burst everywhere and I lost water today.

全市水管到处漏,停了水。

Feb 18 Thu. 19-32F. Snow. Slept up early yesterday and woke up at 1am. Then saw this:

2月18日周四。-7-0度。雪。昨天睡早了,早上一点钟就醒了,看到外面是这样

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Brightest night in years.

近年来最亮的晚上。

Power went back on around 2 am. The ERCOT price map is almost green now, with a small deep blue spot indicating negative power prices near Houston. But without water I can no longer cook. Decided to get some water from HEB. My car was actually frozen up like this

两点钟恢复通电。ERCOT的价格地图基本变绿了,只有休斯顿附近一点蓝,意味着电价是负的。但是没水我现在做不了饭。决定去HEB买点水。我的车居然被冻上了,像这样

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So I decided to take a bus which is running for the first time since Monday. The trees along the way are down by the snowstorm:

所以决定坐周一以来第一次运转的公车。路上的树被暴风雪击倒了

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They looked like this in the summer

它们今年夏天是这样的

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On the way there was a pond

路上还有个池塘

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I wonder where the ducks went. And this was the pond in the summer

里面的鸭子不知道去哪里了。这个池塘夏天是这样

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At HEB there’s a long line… and thick ice.

在HEB有很长的队,和很厚的冰

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Someone actually fell and one helping on the left almost fell too when running over.

这位老兄居然滑倒了,左边那个去帮忙的跑过去的时候也差点滑倒。

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Got in after an hour of waiting in line. Unfortunately there was no waster or milk on the shelf. Settled for some juice and soymilk.

等了一个小时才进去,不幸的是没有水和牛奶。勉强买了果汁和豆浆。

Icicle fell off and scared a bus rider. But it is a good sign that ice was melting.

一个公车乘客被掉下来的冰凌吓到,但是冰在化是个好消息。

My apartment offered its pool water for toilet use. Nice for them.

我的公寓提供游泳池的水冲厕所,不错。

ERCOT reports 60KMW generation for the first time and the price map is sky blue, means everything normal again.

ERCOT报告首次达到60吉瓦,整个价格地图都是蓝的,这意味着恢复正常。

About Sheng Jiang 蒋晟

Microsoft MVP in Visual C , 2004- Forum moderator of the Visual C++ and .Net forums on CSDN Forum moderator of Chinese forums on Microsoft's MSDN forums
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