Re: [ldm-users] ice notice...


We can take a few people until you come back online.  If anyone needs a
temporary backup in their ldmd.conf, send me an email and we'll set you up.

Evan Lowery

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Weather Trends International, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: ldm-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ldm-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gilbert Sebenste
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 5:26 PM
To: ldm-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ldm-users] ice notice...

Hello everyone,

A little heads up. Around 18Z we experienced an outage of around 15 
minutes. We're 60 miles west of Chicago, and we're looking at a quarter 
inch of ice on power lines with 30 MPH wind gusts right now. My servers 
stayed up, but the router in our building crashed and it took some time 
for it to come back online. That resulted in complete loss of network 
services to our building. We're now losing power on the north side of the 
city, and power lines are sagging around the city now as the weight of 
the ice on them continues to increase. Our airport AWOS apparently had a 
power interruption as it was down for a while.

I'm hoping we don't have a full-blown power outage, but the good news is 
that if we do, we can backfeed power from two different sources: the 
Chicago area, and the nuke plant to our west. Electricians manually have 
to throw switches to backfeed power in case one of the sources is down. 
Usually, that results in a 2-3 hour downtime if they're coming from off 
campus, or 1-2 hours (sometimes less) during business hours.
Still, for those who use me as primary, ensure your ldmd.conf has other 
sites as a backup, just in case, if you want all the data from this storm.

And finally, Merry Christmas, happy 2010 and happy holidays to all. May 
all your packets get through!


Gilbert Sebenste
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Staff Meteorologist, Northern Illinois University                      ****
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