Get ready for more West Virginia snowfall (and more outages) this winter

Get ready for more West Virginia snowfall (and more outages) this winter

 

 

 

Meteorologists are predicting a colder, snowier 2016-2017 winter, thanks to a weakened La Nina.

According to thewinterforecast.com

La Nina is here but it’s on the weaker side as of September. We see this weak La Nina to peak now but get a second burst in December and January before moving to a neutral pattern February and March. This weak La Nina means a colder winter for most of the nation and certainly much colder than last winter.

A weak La Nina, they add, typically brings the above normal snow for the area.

In the West Virginia area, snowfalls are predicted to be 10% to 15% above average, totaling as much as 71.7″ in Beckley, 77.8″ in Bartow, and 95.3″ in Elkins, for example.

As West Virginians know from often painful experience, more snow can mean more outages. That’s because as snow accumulates and freezes on overhead power lines, its weight can snap cables and topple poles – often in locations that the state’s mountainous topography and twisty roads make hard for repair crews to get to.

A Milestone Solar installation with battery backup bank is great protection from winter power outages. Unlike emergency generators,you get day after day of electric power – without flammable fuels, without toxic exhaust fumes, without moving parts to maintain or repair. And your system automatically “refuels” when the sun rises each morning.

As one happy customer told us,

A few weekends back when the late winter storms blew through, our grid went down four times for a total of about 5 hours down. We only knew the grid was down because the yard light attached to the grid went out and the house led lights flickered briefly during the switch from grid to battery. The switch is so fast no electronics noticed the shift (no blinking clocks). Great system and great service and followup support when needed from Milestone!

So if you don’t want this winter to leave you cold and in the dark, learn more about battery backup now.

 

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