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Kansas City Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 31, 2023 - High Wind

Strong synoptically driven winds brought gusts between 50 and 60 mph to the Kansas City metro area. Aside from numerous locations reporting stronger than 58 mph winds, there was a residence in Greenwood that had shingles and tar paper removed from the house. There were also numerous powerlines and trees down around that area.

May 2, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Small branches were reported down and power was out around Grandview.

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April 29, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trained spotter in the area reported 60 mph wind and power outages.

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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.

August 12, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

A spotter with wind instruments reported a 82 mph wind gust, along with tree and powerline damage at E College St and ETC Lea Road.

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December 15, 2021

On December 15, 2021, a large-scale weather event rolled through the Central Plains and Upper Midwest bringing tornadoes, dust storms, wildfires, and snow across several central and northern states. Record high temperatures were set across the region including Kansas City, with the Kansas City International Airport tying its all-time December high temperature. ||Non-convective winds both ahead and behind the thunderstorms were quite strong. Several locations around the area reported wind gusts above 50 MPH with Lees Summit peaking at 53 MPH, St. Joseph reached 52 MPH, and Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, KS reached 60 MPH. Once the line of storms arrived, several areas reported winds in excess of 75 MPH. The Kansas City Downtown Airport reached a peak gust of 77MPH. This resulted in the roof damage to a few airport buildings. Numerous trees and power poles fell across much of eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Areas in far northwest Missouri observed winds of 80-90 MPH as the thunderstorms moved through. Several homes and buildings were damaged across northern Missouri including missing shingles, peeled siding, and blown out windows.

January 1, 2021

During the overnight hours on New Years Eve, into the morning of New Years moderate freezing rain moved into southern, western, and central Missouri. While rain was a little heavier than traditionally efficient for ice accumulation, there was a quick quarter to three quarters inch of ice that accumulated on surfaces before light to moderate snow moved in for the daytime hours. This snow accumulated a few inches on top of the ice accretion. Overall minimal impacts were felt as a result of this system aside from scattered vehicle accidents and power outages.

May 4, 2020

The morning of May 3, 2020 brought a marginally severe storm into portions of east central Kansas and west central Missouri. This storm was somewhat isolated in the damage it caused, but the worsts of this two day event occurred the next day. The morning of May 4 started out incredibly active across eastern Kansas and western Missouri. In eastern Kansas several supercells formed and moved eastward into western Missouri. The initial round of supercells were generally decaying as they progressed eastward, but one particular supercell formed an enhanced downburst in western Bates County and produced between 70 and 90 mph winds. Upstream of this supercell in eastern Kansas 15-20 power poles were snapped near the intersection known as Jingo, KS. This storm then went on to produce heavy damage to trees and structures between Amsterdam and Butler. It was in this area just west of Passaic that a single fatality occurred when a tree fell into a house. After this storm moved out of the area a follow-up bow pushed through the same area producing pockets of strong winds that were recorded up to nearly 80 mph at more than one ASOS.

May 21, 2019

A line of generally sub-severe thunderstorms moved through the region during the early morning hours on May 21. These storms didn't produce any 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.

February 6, 2019

A prolonged freezing drizzle and freezing rain event impacted all of eastern Kansas and western and central Missouri from February 5 until February 7. While the bulk of the precipitation fell overnight February 6, into the morning of February 7 the higher impacts appeared to come on February 5, when freezing drizzle caused roads to become slick. In some areas the roads were completely impassible, and numerous injury vehicle accidents occurred. At least two fatalities were caused by the icy roads on February 5, in Lafayette County when a vehicle skidded off the road due to ice. A semi trailing the vehicular accident then impacted the vehicle, killing two of the four occupants. The MHP police report is linked here: https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/HP68/AccidentDetailsAction?ACC_RPT_NUM=190068843 . Aside from those two accidents, there have been numerous injury accidents, mostly resulting in minor injuries, with a handful of moderate to serious injuries. Highway 7 just north of Pleasant Hill was closed for several hours on Tuesday evening because a MODoT salt truck among other vehicles impacted the guard rail just north of town.||Without any notable break in the freezing precipitation the ice continued to form on trees and power lines through Wednesday February 6, resulting in most locations seeing around 1/8 to 1/4 of ice through Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday night heavy rain and sleet moved into the area, and added to the already robust ice amounts. With some modest instability in the atmosphere many of these storms produced lightning, a rare occurrence! One storm did produce some quarter-sized hail near Clinton, MO. By the end of the event almost all locations within the Ice Storm Warning (which was issued Wednesday afternoon - 2/6) received around 1/4 to 1/2, with some of the higher totals in Johnson County, MO approaching .60.


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

Comets Reschedule Monday's Postponed Game Following Aud Blackout

The Utica Comets have announced the rescheduled date for Monday's postponed game, which will resume already in progress. There was about 2:30 remaining in the second period with the Comets leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2-1 when the power and all of the lights went out at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Oct 18, 2022

Storm Brings Taste of Winter to Great Lakes With Snow and Towering Waves - The New York Times

The storm is expected to taper off after blasting Michigan with over a foot of snow in areas and Lake Superior with waves of up to 15 feet.

Oct 18, 2022

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

Oct 11, 2022

Ian causes power outages, downed trees in Greenwood County | Breaking | indexjournal.com

Nearly 150 Duke Energy customers are without power in the Shoals Junction area as of Friday morning.

Sep 30, 2022

Who to call for power outages | Breaking | indexjournal.com

Downed trees and power lines are possible in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. If you need to report an outage, here is who to call:

Sep 30, 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

One hospitalized after rollover crash caused power outage | Public Safety | newspressnow.com

One person was sent to Mosaic Life Care after a single-vehicle rollover crash that caused a small power outage Thursday afternoon.

Sep 22, 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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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 (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.

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Kansas City, Missouri

City Kansas City
County Jackson
State Missouri (MO)
Country United States
Zip Codes 64101, 64102, 64105, 64106, 64108, 64109, 64110, 64111, 64112, 64113

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