and single digit temperatures in Chicago by Monday morning. Minneapolis headed for twenty below, Fargo to minus 26. News this morning that wind turbines are freezing in the ice storms in parts of the US Midwest. Remember headline inf January, 2013?: "Some western U.S. natgas wells freeze, up to 1 bcfd affected". Now what do you suppose that will do for coal-fired plants? Just something to think about.
I live in the middle of Wisconsin....current temp is 3F and windchill of about -15F. No big deal for us, but it will be funny when it hits the east coast.....Wall Street will be buying coal stocks like crazy....as if they are surprised it gets cold.
16 in Waukesha County now. This fall has been one of the coldest in a while.
I drove by the coal plant in Alma on the Mississippi R. a couple weeks ago. Their stockpiles were very low. Maybe a 1/5 of what you usually see. Hopefully they and others will be buying like crazy as well.