|Published: 7:17 PM, 11/29/2013
||Last updated: 7:18 PM, 11/29/2013
Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
October may have been 27 percent warmer than normal, but
November has taken the pre-winter plunge with temperatures dropping into the
20s. This has been good for power utilities.
Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District (JCCUD) gas volumes
shot up in November, as forecasts show much below normal cold through November 28.
Yet, the utilities expect to see heating demand ease through
the remainder of the year, because the mid-range
forecast is for above normal temperatures.
JCCUD General Manager Tommy Bible said that October was the
warmest since 1985 at 175-degree days. Normal is 263-degree days and Oct. 1985
registered only 73-degree days.
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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