Power Outage in Ely, NV

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Ely Power Outages Caused by Weather


May 15, 2011 - High Wind

Winds gusting up to 63 mph were recorded. A power pole in Ruth was blown down.

March 30, 2010 - High Wind

A gust of 68 mph was reported at the Pancake Summit RAWS site. The Ely Airport ASOS reported a wind gust to 59 mph. Reports of sporadic power outages were reported due to the winds.

January 27, 2008 - Winter Storm

A powerful winter storm brought strong winds and snow to White Pine county. Frequent wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph occurred with this storm with occasional gusts of 40 to 50 mph. This reduced visibility to less than 1/4 mile at times in snow and blowing snow. A weather spotter in Ely reported widespread snowfall of 4 to 6 inches across town with localized amounts of 8 inches.

January 4, 2008 - High Wind

A weather spotter in Baker reported a wind gust to 82 mph and the Ely ASOS |reported a wind gust to 74 mph. The high winds partially blew off a roof from the Baker Elementary School and caused a power outage in the town of Baker.

June 22, 2001 - Thunderstorm Wind

In Ely winds blew over a tree which fell on power lines and snapped power pole in half.

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September 6, 2017

Thunderstorm winds downed power lines in Baker.

November 2, 2015

An early season winter storm brought heavy snow to portions of central and northern Nevada. Many valley areas in Eureka, Lander, and Elko counties received 6 to 10 inches of snow, with a few areas picking up between 1 and 2 feet. With leaves still on many trees due to a very warm October, the heavy wet snow broke many tree limbs that fell into power lines causing power outages. The hardest hit area was the town of Carlin where most residents were without power for much of the day. In addition strong winds ahead of the strong cold front gusted to 60 mph at Ely and snapped a large tree in McGill.

October 1, 2002

An unusually strong early season storm brought heavy snowfall to White Pine county and portions of Elko county. The Ely airport received 9 inches of snow which set a new record for October 1st. Some surrounding areas received even higher snow amounts. Both Ruth and McGill received 12 inches of snow. Some of the benches above Ely received up to 20 inches of snow and the mountains up to 2 feet. Since the trees still had their leaves the heavy snowfall accumulating on the trees caused many broken tree limbs. It took cleanup crews about a week to clean up all the broken tree limbs and approximately 1400 truckloads of broken branches were taken to the Ely landfill. In addition many power lines were downed due to tree limbs crashing into them when they broke. Some residents were without power for up to 18 hours. Some other specific snowfall amounts include; Great Basin National Park 9 inches; Lund 7 inches; and Lages Junction 4 inches. In Elko county Pequop Summit along I-80 received 4 inches and the Ruby Mountains got from 1 to 3 feet of snow.


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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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Ely, Nevada

City Ely
County White Pine
State Nevada (NV)
Country United States
Zip Codes 89301, 89315

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