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Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

Breaking News
A power utility worker repairs a blown transformer in Asheboro (Stock Photo - Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - With almost six-thousand customers without power across Randolph County, Duke Energy is warning that rolling blackouts may be necessary to protect the energy grid. Duke Energy, in a statement on its outage tracker says that due to extremely cold temperatures driving unusually high energy demand, the power company has deployed temporary power outages across the system. These emergency outages, also known as "rolling blackouts" are necessary "to protect the energy grid against longer, more widespread outages by keeping demand under control to prevent systems from tripping offline. Duke Energy Outage map as of 2:30 PM on 12/24/2022 (Click map to go to outage t...
White Christmas? Probably Not, Say Forecasters

White Christmas? Probably Not, Say Forecasters

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - An arctic air system will move into the U.S. this week as forecasters become more confident that there won't be a white Christmas for the Triad. What's Happening? Cold artic air from Siberia will make its way down from Canada thanks to a high-pressure system sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, reaching the Triad sometime on Friday. Meanwhile, a coastal low-pressure system tracking up eastern/coastal sections of the Carolinas will bring widespread moderate rain into the area Wednesday night and Thursday and into Friday. Credit F5 Weather (https://www.f5wx.com/) In models the arctic low-pressure system is tracking to the north and west of our state with the mountains blocking some of the coldest of the air (and moisture needed for heavy snow) but expect ...
NOAA: Winter Forecast – “Warmer, drier South with ongoing La Nina”

NOAA: Winter Forecast – “Warmer, drier South with ongoing La Nina”

Weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9nof83RezU&t=18s ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is calling for a warmer and dryer winter this year as La Nina continues. Each year NOAA puts out its yearly winter forecast predictions. This year the governmental agencies forecast which covers December 2022 through February 2023, is calling for La Niña to return for a third consecutive winter. For North Carolina this forecast calls for warmer-than-average temperatures with drier-than-average conditions. “The hardworking forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center produce timely and accurate seasonal outlooks and short-term forecasts year-round,” said Michael Farrar, Ph.D., director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. “NOAA’s new...