Power Outage in Gillette, WY

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Western Area Power Administration
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Gillette Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 6, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous sheds were destroyed, along with other minor property damage. Tree branches to six inches in diameter were broken. Three fires were started from downed power lines.

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August 25, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

The spotter reported siding and tree damage at their home, along with many downed power lines in the area.

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July 17, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power pole was snapped at its base.

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June 1, 2018 - Tornado

The tornado touched down over the west pit of the Eagle Butte Mine, about seven miles north of downtown Gillette. The tornado traveled east-northeast for about eight minutes before dissipating just east of the Dry Fork Power Plant. The tornado snapped and bent over seven power poles, damaged the control room building at the mine, and damaged several vehicles at the Eagle Butte Mine and Dry Fork Power Plant. With wind speeds estimated at 100 mph, the tornado was rated as an EF-1.

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June 26, 2014 - Tornado

A tornado destroyed a pole barn, damaged another small shed, and blew down power poles.

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June 6, 2020

A long duration derecho tracked northeast across Wyoming, producing wind gusts as high as 80 mph across much of northeastern Wyoming. Trees and power poles were downed by the wind, with minor property damage as well.

August 25, 2019

A long-lived supercell thunderstorm developed and tracked southeast through central portions of Campbell County and Weston County. The storm went through much of Gillette, with hail and strong wind gusts causing damage and downing trees and power lines.

June 21, 2003

A strong upper-level shortwave moving over northeastern Wyoming produced a long lived supercell thunderstorm. The thunderstorm developed over western Campbell County and moved east across Gillette and continued to Rozet. The storm continued into southern Crook County, moving just north of Moorcroft and Sundance. West of Gillette, the storm became tornadic and produced brief tornadoes. One tornado briefly touched down 12 miles west of Gillette in the vicinity of Force Road, north of Interstate 90, with no damage. Another tornado briefly touched down near the Wyodak Power Plant, about 5 miles east of Gillette, also with no damage. Golf ball to baseball sized hail was common across Campbell and Crook Counties. Extensive hail damage was reported in Gillette, particularly across northern parts of the city. Auto dealerships estimated losses of several million dollars. Insurance companies estimated claims totals from automobile and roof damage to be in the millions of dollars.

June 12, 2001

Law enforcement reported a tornado touching down 10 miles south of Gillette. The storm moved southeast 4 miles downing numerous power lines.


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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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Gillette, Wyoming

City Gillette
County Campbell
State Wyoming (WY)
Country United States
Zip Codes 82716, 82717, 82718

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