Power Outage in Alamogordo, NM

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Alamogordo Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 23, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power line blown down in Alamogordo.

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July 17, 2014 - Thunderstorm Wind

Reports of trees down across the county from winds. Car windows were broken and a roof was blown off a trailer home in Alamogordo. A transformer fell into a tree and the tree then fell into a house. About 2000 people in the area were without power for several hours. Some locally dense blowing dust was also reported with the storm.

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August 4, 2009 - Thunderstorm Wind

A microburst with a wind gust measured at 74 mph by the Alamogordo Airport ASOS blew a roof off a trailer and a steeple off a church in nearby Boles Acres. Power lines were also blown down.

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August 9, 2007 - Thunderstorm Wind

Winds estimated at 60 mph downed power poles in Boles Acres. Power was knocked out in parts of nearby Alamogordo.

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July 2, 2002 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm outflow blew down billboards, power lines and trees, and left at least one house without a roof.

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July 17, 2014

A stationary boundary was setup near the Rio Grande Valley with easterly surface winds bringing dew points around 60F to the area. Upper level flow was out of the northwest on the back side of a trough which provided sufficient shear for isolated severe thunderstorms to develop. Numerous trees and power lines were reported down in Alamogordo.


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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico

City Alamogordo
County Otero
State New Mexico (NM)
Country United States
Zip Codes 88310, 88311

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