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Columbus Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 10, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Tree down on powerlines along Macon Rd near intersection of S Dixon Dr.

Wynnton - Wynnton
July 12, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

The broadcast media and an amateur radio operator reported trees and power lines blown down from River Road in Green Island Hills to around the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Hamilton Road in Laurel Hills.

Double Churches - Glenns
July 12, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

The broadcast media and an amateur radio operator reported trees and power lines blown down from River Road in Green Island Hills to around the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Hamilton Road in Laurel Hills.

Double Churches - Glenns
July 5, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

The local broadcast media reported thunderstorm wind damage to the roof of a storage facility on Blanchard Boulevard between 22nd and 25th Avenues. A tree was blown down in a neighborhood just behind this facility resulting in a power outage.

Avondale - Avondale
April 14, 2019 - Tornado

A National Weather Service survey determined that an EF0 tornado with maximum wind speeds 85 mph and a maximum path width of 50 yards crossed the Chattahoochee river from Phenix City Alabama into Columbus Georgia. The tornado crossed the river between Rotary Park and 22nd Avenue snapping trees limbs between Victory Drive and Blanchard Boulevard. The tornado moved north damaging a metal awning and several gas pumps at a gas station along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as well as a metal warehouse on Cusseta Road in the Avondale community. Further north a large tree was blown down on 17th Street near 15th Avenue bringing down power lines. No injuries were reported. [04/14/19: Tornado #1, County #1/1, EF-0, Muscogee, 2019:021].

Avondale - Columbus


June 30, 2023

A fast, southward moving MCS produced widespread wind damage during the afternoon hours of June 30th, along the Alabama and Georgia state line. The damage (in west-central GA) occurred from Polk County south to around the Columbus area (Muscogee County). Widespread winds of 50-70 mph were either reported or estimated based on the damage, mainly to trees and powerlines.

March 3, 2019

A powerful storm system moved across the mid-south and southeast United States producing widespread severe weather and numerous tornadoes. In middle Georgia, significant damage from fourteen separate tornadoes was observed. Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted and numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Across central Georgia, incredibly, no deaths were reported, with only around a dozen minor injuries.

December 9, 2017

With cold air in place across the southeastern U.S., a deep upper-level trough and associated surface low brought an extended period of moderate to heavy snow across parts of north Georgia beginning the morning of December 8th and continuing through the early morning of December 9th. The snowfall spread south and east overnight on the 8th into the morning of the 9th bringing light to moderate snowfall amounts to the remainder of north Georgia and portions of central Georgia. From the Atlanta metropolitan area northward and westward, many roads became impassable for several hours to over 2 days. Numerous trees and power lines were damaged or downed by the weight of the heavy, wet snow with many customers without electricity for hours if not days.

September 5, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee formed from a persistent low pressure area off the upper Texas and Louisiana coasts on the south side of a mammoth subtropical ridge centered across the eastern Ohio valley. This occurred during the late few days of August. The system slowly intensified under weak steering currents and moved onshore the Louisiana coast on the 3rd. Tropical Storm Lee was extremely slow moving at this point and consequently dumped excessive rainfall across southeast Louisiana. A sharp upper trough began to take shape in the central U.S. on September 4th as upper energy dug southeast from Canada. As this occurred, the remnants of Lee began to accelerate northeastward in association with the advancing upper trough. The remnants of Lee traveled very quickly along the advancing front, racing across Georgia on the 5th. Rain bands began to affect the area late on the 4th, but most of these were light to moderate. On the 5th, persistent heavy rain impacted northwest Georgia and resulted in minor flooding. Despite widespread rainfall of four to five inches across northwest Georgia with localized six to eight inches, the ongoing drought across the state resulted in minimal impacts of the heavy rain on the area, The bigger problems came during the afternoon of the 5th when an area of strong shear, associated with the remnants of Lee, tracked from southwest to northeast across the area. This combined with an unstable atmosphere as breaks in the clouds allowed temperatures to warm into the lower 80s. Numerous strong thunderstorm cells developed quickly and tracked first from the Columbus area and west central Georgia into northeast Georgia. Strong mesocyclones were indicated in many of these cells and prompted dozens of tornado warnings. However, only one thunderstorm cell actually netted a tornado, which caused considerable damage in Cherokee county, just northwest of Atlanta.||As the outer remnant feeder bands moved away from the area during the mid-evening, the remnant core of Tropical Storm Lee passed by just to the west across northwest Alabama. A two to three hour window of strong winds gusting to 35 to 40 mph were observed in several northwest Georgia counties as this occurred causing damage to dozens of trees and a number of power lines during this time frame.

January 9, 2011

One of the most significant winter storms to affect north and central Georgia in years, but especially north Georgia, began the evening of January 9th and continued throughout much of the following work week. Snowfall of four to seven inches was common across most of north Georgia north of Interstate-20. From Interstate-20 southward to about 50 miles, snow and sleet accumulations were mostly in the one to two inch range, but mostly freezing rain and some sleet southward for the remainder of central Georgia. For central Georgia, the impact of the event was confined mainly to the 9th and 10th, but north Georgia, north of interstate 20, and especially areas north and northwest of Atlanta, extensive snow and ice lingered throughout the work week. The snow and sleet accumulations were compounded by an extended period of light freezing drizzle into the 11th and nearly a week long period of temperatures remaining at or below freezing.||The significant winter storm was the result of a strong upper disturbance and strong warm advection aloft riding over a residual Arctic air mass that encompassed much of the central and eastern U.S. during this period. The air mass that set the stage for the beginning of the event was located over the northeast U.S. early on the 9th. Temperatures across north and central Georgia early on the 9th were in the teens, with single digits in the northeast mountains. Additional reinforcements of Arctic air were noted during the mid part of the week.||The extensive snow and ice accumulations resulted in significant disruptions to travel and daily activities in the area. Major interstates, roads, and highways were a meer quagmire for two to three days as cars and trucks were unable to navigate hilly sections of the roads covered with a solid sheet of ice covered snow pack. Many roads remained like skating rinks throughout the week. Most schools and many businesses in north Georgia counties were closed throughout the week. Significant disruptions to travel at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were observed, compounded by simultaneous major winter storms in the northeast U.S. The area was simply unable and unequipped to handle such a major and long lasting winter weather event. Although the majority of winter precipitation fell during the first 12 hours of the event, the duration of below freezing temperatures resulted in an unprecedented impact on the area.||While the event across central Georgia was of significantly less duration becuase of warmer temperatures, significant ice accumulations caused numerous power outages and some downed trees, especially in Johnson, Crisp, and Emanuel counties. Schools were closed even up to two days in many central Georgia counties.||Below are the snow, sleet, and ice accumulations observed in north and central Georgia counties within the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area.||Baldwin county - 1.0 inch of sleet, 0.20 inch of ice accumulation;|Banks county - 6.0 inches of snow, 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Barrow county - 6.5 to 7.5 inches of snow, 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Bartow county - 6.0 inches of snow, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Bibb county - 0.5 inch of ice accumulation;|Bleckley county - 1.0 inch of sleet, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Butts county - 0.50 inch of sleet, 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Carroll county - 4.1 inches of snow, 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Catoosa county - 6.0 to 7.0 inches of snow;|Chattooga county - 7.0 inches of snow, 1.0 inch of sleet, with an isolated report of 11 inches of snow near Summerville;|Cherokee county - 4.8 inches of snow southeast part of the county to 6.0 inches in the north part;|Clarke county - 5.0 to 6.2 inches of snow, 0.1 inch of ice accumulation;|Clayton county - 4.0 inches of snow, 0.1 inch of ice accumulation;|Cobb county - 4.8 to 5.0 inches of snow;|Coweta county - 2.5 inches of snow, 0.1 inch of ice accumulation;|Crawford county - 0.75 inch of sleet, 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Crisp county - 0.5 inch of ice accumulation;|Dade county - 7.5 inches of snow;|Dawson county - 4.8 inches of snow;|DeKalb county - 4.0 to 4.5 inches of snow;|Dodge county - less than 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Dooly county - 0.5 inch of ice accumulation;|Douglas county - 4.5 inches of snow;|Emanuel county - 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Fannin county - 8.0 to 9.0 inches of snow;|Fayette county - 1.5 inch of snow/sleet, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Floyd county - 5.0 inches of snow;|Forsyth county - 6.0 inches of snow;|Fulton county - 3.0 inches of snow south part to 4.5 inches of snow north part, less than 0.25 inch ice accumulation;|Gilmer county - 7.0 inches of snow southwest to 9.0 inches of snow northeast;|Gordon county - 5.0 inches of snow;|Greene county - 2.0 inches of snow south to 4.0 inches of snow north;|Gwinnett county - 8.0 inches of snow;|Hall county - 3.2 to 5.0 inches of snow;|Hancock county - approximately 1.0 to 1.5 inches of snow, 0.5 inch of sleet, and less than 0.1 inch of ice accumulation;|Haralson county - 5.0 inches of snow;|Harris county - 0.88 inch of sleet, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Heard county - 2.0 inches of sleet, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Henry county - 4.0 inches of snow, less than 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Houston county - 1.0 inch of sleet, 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Jackson county - 5.0 inches of snow;|Jasper county - less than 1.0 inch of snow, 0.5 inch of sleet, and 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Johnson county - 0.50 inch of sleet, 1.0 inch of ice accumulation;|Jones county - less than 0.5 inch of sleet and 0.1 inch of ice accumulation;|Lamar county - approximately 0.25 inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain/freezing drizzle;|Laurens county - 0.50 inch of snow/sleet, 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Lumpkin county - 6.0 inches of snow, 0.50 inch of sleet;|Macon county - 0.75 inch of ice accumulation;|Madison county - 10.0 inches of snow;|Marion county - 0.25 inch of sleet, 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Meriwether county - 1.5 inches of sleet/0.5 inch of ice accumulation;|Monroe county - 1.0 inch of sleet, 0.5 inch of ice accumulation;|Morgan county - 3.5 to 4.0 inches of snow, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Muscogee county - trace of sleet;|Murray county - 6.0 inches of snow south to 8.0 inches of snow north;|Newton county - 3.5 inches of snow;|Oconee county - 6.2 inches of snow, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Oglethorpe county - generally 8.0 inches of snow across the county;|Paulding county - 5.0 to 6.2 inches of snow;|Peach county - 1.5 inches of sleet, 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Pickens county - 6.5 inches of snow, 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Pike county - generally 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Polk county - 5.5 inches of snow;|Pulaski county - 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Putnam county - 4.0 inches of snow;|Rockdale county - 2.0 inches of snow;|Schley county - 0.1 inch of ice accumulation;|Spalding county - 1.0 inch of sleet;|Stewart county - 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Sumter county - 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Talbot county - 0.50 inch of sleet, 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Taliaferro county - 2.0 inches of snow south to 3.0 inches of snow north;|Taylor county - 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Telfair county - 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Toombs county - 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Towns county - 8.0 to 9.0 inches of snow;|Treutlen county - 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Troup county - trace of sleet, 0.12 inch of ice accumulation;|Twiggs county - 0.60 inch of sleet, 0.10 inch of ice accumulation;|Union county - 5.0 inches of snow western part to 10 inches of snow eastern part;|Upson county - 0.50 inch of sleet, 0.50 inch of ice accumulation;|Walker county - 7.0 to 8.0 inches of snow;|Walton county - 5.5 inches of snow;|Warren county - 1.5 inches of snow north to a trace south, 0.5 inch or less of sleet, and 0.10 inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain/freezing drizzle;|Washington county - 4.0 inches of snow;|Webster county - 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|White county - 6.0 inches of snow;|Whitfield county - 7.5 inches of snow;|Wilcox county - 0.25 inch of ice accumulation;|Wilkes county - 2.0 inches of snow south to 6.0 inches of snow far north;|Wilkinson county - 1.0 inch of sleet, 0.25 inch of ice accumualation.


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Power out 43206 at Hanford St and Ann St

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Power is still out in Wynnton 31906. When will it come back on?

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Columbus, Georgia

City Columbus
County Muscogee
State Georgia (GA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 31901, 31902, 31903, 31904, 31906, 31907, 31908, 31909, 31914, 31917

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