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Coldwater Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 3, 2023 - Heavy Snow

Heavy wet snow, wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph, and visibilities reduced to less than a quarter of a mile at times created difficult travel. There were a few reports of power outages and wind damage. Storm total snow accumulations generally ranged between 7 and 9 inches across the county, with thundersnow and snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour at times. There was a report of 8.5 inches of snow in Kinderhook.

February 22, 2023 - Ice Storm

Periods of freezing rain led to heavy ice accretion on elevated surfaces. The combination of this ice accretion and gusty winds to around 35 mph led to widespread tree and power line damage across the county. Ice accretions of two tenths to three tenths of an inch occurred on elevated surfaces across the county. Widespread power outages were reported.

December 11, 2021 - Strong Wind

Nearby ASOS and AWOS sites reported wind gusts as great as 60 mph. Frequent gusts of 40 to 50 mph from west and northwest were observed in the area through the early afternoon. These wind gusts resulted in instances of tree damage and subsequent power outages.

June 20, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power poles broken. Three inch tree limbs broken.

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January 1, 2021 - Winter Weather

Periods of freezing rain with temperatures near freezing accumulated to between 0.10 and 0.20 across the area on New Year's Day, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. This led to a few reports of tree limbs down and spotty power outages across the region. There were also reports of a few car accidents as roads were slick in spots.



February 22, 2023

Periods of freezing rain brought heavy ice accretions across portions of south central and southwest Lower Michigan. Some icy road conditions were reported but the greatest impacts were from downed trees and power lines due to ice accretion on elevated surfaces and gusty winds. Widespread power outages were reported due to the downed trees and power lines across south central Lower Michigan.

August 29, 2022

A squall line moved through southern Michigan. Damage to trees and power lines was common.

January 1, 2021

A period of freezing rain, followed by a brief burst of heavy snow, created difficult travel and isolated instances of tree and power line damage. Ice accretions generally ranged between 0.10 and 0.20.

February 12, 2019

Freezing rain accumulated to near a quarter of an inch during the morning of February 12th as low pressure lifted north toward the Lower Great Lakes region. This created difficult travel, along with scattered power outages due to falling trees and tree limbs.

May 2, 2018

East to west oriented MLCAPE axis of 1000 to 2000 J/KG existed across far southern Lower Michigan and far northern Indiana. Effective shear was maximized across northwestern Indiana but did lower somewhat with southward extent. A line of thunderstorms moved across southern Lake Michigan into northwestern Indiana. Additional storms developed further south along theta-e axis. Result was damaging wind gusts, a few that were significant with reports of trees, tree limbs and power lines down in several areas. Localized flooding occurred in some areas, mainly those prone to high water.


Storms march through southern Michigan, damaging trees, power lines

National Weather Service radar showed the line of storms stretched from Midland down to Illinois.

Aug 30, 2022

Consumers Energy on standby to respond to power outages following potential severe storms | WWMT

Consumers Energy said crews are on standby to assess damage and restore power to areas hit by Monday's potential severe storms. Weather Alert Day:Two rounds of severe storms Monday precede two days of extreme heat. With severe thunderstorms and powerful wind gusts in the forecast Consumers Energy said 300 crews are preparing to respond to power outages, downed wires and other safety hazards across Michigan.

Jun 13, 2022

UPDATE: Power now restored after driving advisory issued during power outage on north side of The Fort Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Authorities sent out a mass alert, asking drivers to avoid several busy areas of the city because of a power outage that began around 8:30 Friday night.

Mar 25, 2022

Power may not be restored until next week for some in southeast Michigan

More than 800,000 initially were without power after two days of storms and high temperatures.

Aug 12, 2021

Three storms in two days leave 3/4th of Branch County without power

Three storms in two days leave 3/4th of Branch County without power

Aug 12, 2021

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Coldwater, Michigan

City Coldwater
County Branch
State Michigan (MI)
Country United States
Zip Codes 49036

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