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Montana-Dakota Utilities Co
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(800) 638-3278
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Mor-Gran-Sou Electric Coop Inc
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(800) 750-8212
Tri-County Electric Coop
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(817) 444-3201 Report Online
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Pioneer Electric Coop, Inc, KS
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(800) 533-0323
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Western Area Power Administration
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(720) 962-7000

Mandan Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 14, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Fifteen power poles were broken down.

Breien - Breien
April 2, 2010 - Winter Storm

Six to ten inches of heavy wet snow and sleet fell across Morton County. The combination of strong winds and the wet snow resulted in widespread damages to electrical utilities, causing massive power outages across the county. In some areas it took anywhere from several days to several weeks to restore power. Preliminary damage assessments estimated there was over fourteen million dollars in damage from this storm for Morton County.

January 25, 2010 - Blizzard

Wind gusts up to near 50 mph combined with falling snow and existing loose snow cover to create widespread blizzard conditions across Morton County. The strong winds and blizzard conditions resulted in additional downed power lines and delayed the repair of existing downed power lines. The total estimated damage from this storm (January 18th through January 25th) was well over four million dollars.

January 22, 2010 - Winter Storm

A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow spread north across the local area. Precipitation eventually changed over to all snow, with up to five inches of accumulations reported by early Saturday morning. Hazardous travel conditions and continued power outages resulted.

January 18, 2010 - Winter Weather

A prolonged period of freezing fog along with periods of freezing drizzle resulted in moderate to heavy ice accumulations on power lines. This caused numerous overhead power lines and power poles to snap, resulting in widespread power outages across the county which lasted for several days in some areas.



June 20, 2023

A surface boundary set up over central North Dakota, as a weak shortwave trough approached the region. Very strong instability developed through central North Dakota, with elevated deep-layer shear. Initial severe storms produced large hail, with a mix of large hail and damaging wind gusts as time went on. Some of the winds became very damaging over north-central North Dakota. Near Balta, a farm sustained heavy property and tree damage with a measured wind gust of 110 mph, with other farms in the area suffering mainly tree damage. Tree damage also was reported in Rugby. Further north, in Rolette County, the city of Dunseith was severely affected with many trees snapped or uprooted, along with downed power lines. One individual was injured (indirect) when he was burned while cleaning up tree branches and came in contact with a live downed electrical wire. Near the City of Rolette, a porch and multiple teepees were damaged. This damage was attributed to a gustnado, which formed out ahead of the thunderstorm. Video evidence showed there was no connection from the ground circulation to the cloud base, and based on that, it was determined that this was a gustnado and not a tornado. NWS policy directives dictate that a gustnado is classified as a Thunderstorm Wind event in StormData.

October 4, 2013

An intense very early winter storm October 4-5 impacted southwest and parts of south central North Dakota, bringing wind gusts over 45 mph and snowfall of twenty inches in some locations.||A classic Colorado Low storm moved out of the central Rocky Mountains on the 4th, then moved slowly northeast before exiting into the Upper Mississippi Valley later on the 5th. Bands of heavy snow developed underneath the system's TROWAL (Trough Of Warm Air ALoft) from over southwest North Dakota into Western South Dakota. The heaviest snow with this system occurred over the northern Black Hills of western South Dakota, where over three feet of snow fell due to the TROWAL and a strong upslope northerly low level flow. Snowfall amounts tapered off into North Dakota, but were still significant with over twenty inches reported in southern Hettinger County. Snowfall north of Interstate 94 quickly dropped to less than one inch with decreased forcing aloft, and also near the Missouri River where the rain/snow line was located.||In addition to the heavy snow, strong northeast winds with peak gusts over 45 miles per hour during the late afternoon and evening of the 4th resulted in blizzard conditions over Adams, Grant, and Sioux counties. Winds decreased later on the 5th as the surface low moved into Minnesota.||Impacts from this storm were severe, with President Obama signing a disaster declaration for parts of the state. Impacts included an estimated eight million dollars in damages to public infrastructure and power utilities. Significant losses occurred to both cattle and crops. The wet snow and high wind killed cattle and the storm delayed a harvest that was already behind schedule due to a wet fall.


Blizzard blasts Bismarck snowfall record; Mandan totals reach 2 feet

The blizzard that hit Bismarck on Thursday smashed the city's snowfall record for the date and came just shy of being an all-time historic storm.

Nov 11, 2022

Blizzard roars into North Dakota; I-94 pileup causes multiple injuries

The first blizzard of the season blasted into North Dakota on Thursday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places including Bismarck-Mandan, restricting travel across the state and

Nov 10, 2022

Burgum declares statewide emergency after April storms cause power outages in the west, flooding in the east - Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, East Grand Forks news, weather & sports

According to a news release from the governor’s office, Burgum plans to request presidential disaster declarations for both events.

Apr 26, 2022

Crosby businesses help keep town going amid widespread outages Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Those in rural towns like Crosby rely on each other, especially during hard times, like now as hundreds of people have been without power for days.

Apr 26, 2022

Over 3,000 households experiencing power outages in Western ND | KX NEWS Open Navigation Close Navigation

Bismarck, ND (KXNET) — According to the outage map of North Dakota from PowerOutage.us, there are over 3,000 households experiencing power outages in the state with the strong majority coming from Western ND. What began with around 1,000 outages on Saturday, April 23, has continued to spread throughout the western part of the state and […]

Apr 24, 2022

Blizzard cuts into drought in North Dakota; another storm bears down on state

Last week's blizzard significantly cut into long-term drought in North Dakota, but an approaching storm is raising travel, power outage, livestock and flooding concerns.

Apr 21, 2022

Blizzard blasts North Dakota for a 3rd straight day before moving out

Much of North Dakota remained shut down on Thursday as a slow-moving blizzard pounded the state for a third straight day, but the end of the record-breaking storm was in

Apr 14, 2022

Could North Dakota Blizzard Be ‘Storm of the Century?’

No travel was advised in the southwest and south central regions of North Dakota, including Burleigh and Morton counties, and authorities closed I-94 from the Montana border to Jamestown late in the afternoon, along with U.S. Highway 52.

Apr 13, 2022

Xcel Energy ramping up staffing ahead of snowstorm Open Navigation Close Navigation

The heavy snow and wind could cause power outages across the state, so hundreds of Xcel employees from North Dakota and Minnesota will be on standby just in case, according to a press release.

Apr 11, 2022

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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.

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  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
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  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

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  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
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  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
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Mandan, North Dakota

City Mandan
County Morton
State North Dakota (ND)
Country United States
Zip Codes 58554

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