There seem to be widespread power outages in Seattle. We just got slammed by a big wind storm, supposedly there are gusts in excess of 60MPH in some areas. SCL (Seattle City Light) is reporting that approximately 85,000 customers are without power. My grid has gone down twice in the past couple weeks, the first time due to the snow storm, and just a couple days ago (Wednesday) in the morning for some mild winds. Anyway, the power has been out for a little over an hour and my large UPS is hovering between 2 and 3 out of 5 "battery" lights. I don't think I can put up with it's incessant beeping much longer, I am going to switch to a straight deep-cycle battery/inverter solution so that I can get some sleep...and wake up in the morning.