Weather Dude wrote:I'd be perfectly fine if we never had a Feb 2021 repeat ever again. That was beyond brutal.
Note that there was little comparison temperature-wise to the 1983 and 1989 severe cold across Texas. The cold was more extreme and longer-lasting in each of those events. Never had any power issues back then, though.
Our population has grown quite a bit since then and newer builds are not as gas dependent for heat it seems. Well, at least homes I was looking at 5 years ago. Most homes I've looked at or been in from that decade were gas for heat which is way less draw on the grid. Build, build, build but don't increase power demands for output and redundancy.
It appears we have doubled in population since 1980-1990.
All those Californians and folks from the northern midwest and NE moving in.
Don't hold me accountable for anything I post on this forum. Leave the real forecasting up to the professionals.
Location: Ponder, TX (all observation posts are this location unless otherwise noted)