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Kansas City Power Outages Caused by Weather


December 15, 2021 - High Wind

Through the afternoon on December 15th strong wind caused sustained winds in the 40 to 50 mph range, with frequent gusts well over 60 mph. While most ASOS and AWOS stations recorded gusts around 65 mph, there were several reports of higher winds and damage representative of around 70 mph, such as tree damage and powerlines down. This all preceded strong thunderstorms that also caused strong winds and scattered damage across the area.

January 1, 2021 - Winter Storm

Light to moderate freezing rain formed early morning on New Year's Day. This freezing rain quickly accreted between a quarter to half inch before sunrise. Shortly after sunrise the freezing rain switched to light snow, which persisted for the bulk of the remaining day time hours. The snow did not accumulate more than 1 to 3 inches, but on top of the ice accretion created winter storm conditions. Mostly scattered power outages and vehicle accidents were the impacts, but being a holiday, road traffic was likely light.

February 20, 2018 - Ice Storm

Through the day on February 20, 2018 numerous accidents occurred as a result of widespread accumulating ice. Patchy freezing drizzle started as early as midnight on the morning of February 20, but the heavier rain fell through the morning and early afternoon hours. Numerous powerlines and trees sustained some damage from the accumulation of 1/8 to 1/3 inch of ice across a widespread area, including the Kansas City metro area.

November 11, 2015 - High Wind

A dry line punched through the area on the afternoon of November 11, bringing 50 to 60 mph synoptic straight line winds. Local ASOS observations reported gusts near 60 mph across the area, but the winds also damaged, trees, power lines, and a few outbuildings. This dry line also created some thunderstorm activity, which caused some isolated convective wind damage.

June 22, 2014 - Thunderstorm Wind

A tree was blown down onto a power line.

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May 21, 2019

A line of generally sub-severe thunderstorms moved through the region during the early morning hours on May 21. This line did produce a brief tornado in Atchison County (KS), which caused some minor damage. Otherwise, these storms didn't produce any more severe winds or hail, but as they moved east wake low winds produced damage consisting of several tree limbs down as well as power lines and power poles. The storms then went on to produce torrential rains which caused areas of flooding.

December 10, 2007

A slow moving storm system, brought a long duration event of freezing|rain to extreme eastern Kansas, December 9 through December 11, 2007.|Cold air was entrenched at the surface, while moisture and warmer air|aloft, streamed north across the cold air. This lead to significant|ice accumulations across the area, ranging up to an inch thick in|Doniphan county. Numerous tree branches and power lines were downed.|Several thousand utility customers were without power for|up to a week.


Some voting issues reported across Kansas City area Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

A brief power outage was reported at the First Baptist Church, a Kansas City polling site. Other election officials have reported minor issues.

Nov 8, 2022

Update: I-70 reopened after truck hits pole, causes power outage in Topeka Open Navigation Close Navigation

TOPEKA (KSNT) - A power outage has been reported for an area of Northwest Topeka by Evergy.

Oct 27, 2022

General Motors talks about future of electric vehicles being used during power outages

GM will soon offer the Chevy Silverado EV with bi-directional charging

Oct 17, 2022

SMSD elementary without power, generators keep class in session Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

Briarwood Elementary School is working to restore power in the building, but in the meantime, will continue to have class.

Oct 11, 2022

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AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon waive fees and offer unlimited data for victims of Hurricane Ian. Share text to donate to relief efforts info.

Sep 29, 2022

Power outage shuts down Pleasant Prairie Police phone lines; department looks into future prevention

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department is meeting with village leadership after a power outage shut down the department’s non-emergency lines for several hours Sunday evening, Sept. 25, during a severe

Sep 27, 2022

Missoula Windstorm Knocks Out Power to Over 2,700 Homes

Crews responded immediately and most of those customers had service by 6:10 p.m.

Sep 7, 2022

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An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays that continued even after electricity was restored.

Sep 7, 2022

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64118 is without electricity. The power has been lost 4 times since October 1st 2022.

Rhonda J. | October 11, 2022  

Power has been out in the North Kansas City Hospital area for about 9 hours so far.

Anonymous | June 08, 2022  

Whole block is out 64128. Come back on for 20-30 min and is out again.

Emily W. | March 25, 2021  

Power is off over all of the Coves subdivision 64151

Bill Reisenbichler 8168964231 | September 27, 2020  

Powers out for the third time this summer on the southeast block of 95th and Bannister.

Amelia Mendus | September 23, 2020  

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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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Kansas City, Kansas

City Kansas City
County Wyandotte
State Kansas (KS)
Country United States
Zip Codes 66101, 66102, 66103, 66104, 66105, 66106, 66109, 66110, 66111, 66112

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