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Markesan Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 19, 2011 - Thunderstorm Wind

Tree branches and power lines were reported blown down in a 5-mile wide swath from Princeton to east of Markesan from thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at 61 mph (52 knots).

Princeton - Markesan
May 22, 2011 - Tornado

An EF0 tornado spun up about 0.3 miles northwest of downtown Markesan just west of State Highway 44 (Margaret Street) about 1/2 mile south of the intersection with County Road H and traveled east-northeast slightly over 4 miles before dissipating near Utley, about 1/4 mile west-northwest of the intersection of Utley Road and County Highway Q. The tornado broke tree branches, with some of them snapping a couple power lines. The EF-rating was based on DI 27(TH) DOD 2 with winds of 75 mph. The starting location was 43.715256/-88.992648 and the ending location was 43.728902/-88.910465. The average path width was about 30 yards.

Markesan - Markesan
July 16, 2008 - Thunderstorm Wind

Powerful thunderstorm winds toppled large trees and broke branches that knocked down power-lines.

Dalton - Markesan
July 12, 2008 - Thunderstorm Wind

Powerful thunderstorm wind gusts toppled large trees.

Markesan - Markesan
April 22, 2007 - Thunderstorm Wind

Microburst-like winds from a decaying band of showers blew down a pole barn southeast of Markesan and flung 2x4 windows through an adjacent building. The winds broke tree branches in the city of Berlin which then fell on power lines. Power outages were noted in Berlin.

Markesan - Berlin


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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.

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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Markesan, Wisconsin

City Markesan
County Green Lake
State Wisconsin (WI)
Country United States
Zip Codes 53946

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