Saturday 3-26-2022 Storm Follow Up

Greetings and welcome!

I finally had a chance to get out and survey some of the storm damage. It was a lot worse than I first thought. Some areas fared well, but other roads had hundreds of branches and trees down. A couple of roads that I traveled would not have been passable right after the storm until big trees or branches were cleared. The ATV trails will probably need a lot of work before they re-open too.

The day after the storm the power outage numbers kept climbing as more lines came down and more people lost power. The number that I just saw said that over 100,000 people in Northern WI lost power. I was back up in a day but some of people are still waiting for service restoration 3 days later. From what I read WPS had 250 linemen working furiously to catch up.

Apparently quite a few people also lost landline phone service, and they are still repairing that.

It was a bad storm and I think that there will be a lot more damage and outage reports coming as people make their way to seasonal homes and cabins.

The bad news is that there is another storm coming for Tuesday night-Friday that looks a lot like this one. It is too soon to tell the precip type, but current models have us on that rain/snow/ice boundary line like last time. Hopefully it is just rain.

Here is the forecast from the NWS as of 9am today..

Tuesday Night
A chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 11pm, then freezing rain and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Freezing rain and sleet before 10am, then freezing rain between 10am and noon, then rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
Wednesday Night
Rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
Note to self.. get more generator gas.