I agree 100%!
This is what I see now.
Everything between approx… 2pm on the 26th and 7pm on the 26th is gone forever with no possible way to go back and see exactly what took place. If I had access to a graph during the entire event I would know exactly what took place, when and for how long. The time stamps on the right are far far less useful.
“Voltage dips and Spikes” comparison is pretty much useless if it only accounts for whatever (seemingly random) time period the graph happens to show which is never current or scalable.
Because I was able to screen capture a small period of time using the WEB app that shows strong dips beginning right around 12:30pm (notice both mobile versions cut them off) I can see EXACTLY when a primary pole broke 1 mile away, when the pole caught fire and when 2 transformers blew, all on another main from the substation 1.5 mi away. If I could see just a little more I could probably make out when some transmission lines went down about 4miles away and some other the other downed lines all around.
Right before the big dips the wind really picked up causing a Verizon Fiber pole directly across the street to snap at its base. Amazingly We never lost Fios (or power) despite our lines 2ft above the road and the pole severely leaning into it. Sheriffs showed up to block the road, but morons kept trying to go by. Right as I brought him out a bunch of traffic cones and pulled my truck out to help block he got the call about the burning poles and had to take off. The next 9hrs I kept the road shut down. About 6hrs in the towns disaster coordinator was finally able to get the county to drop some signage (which people still ignore) and a Verizon supervisor to start rolling a truck our way.
The power quality isn’t quite back as they have a lot of work to go on the grid but nearly everyone is back up.
Imagine if someone took out our power lines causing damage, having a graph, being able to pinpoint the exact moment it happened and what exactly did happen and how it caused the damage would be priceless evidence. As of now it would be a matter of luck checking constantly hoping the graph at some point might show a given time period.
If the graph was current we were away alerts would be invaluable. Being able to rush home or send someone over to take action before disaster.