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Meridian Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 30, 2017 - Thunderstorm Wind

The Boise FAA tower reported a 67 MPH wind gust. Multiple damage reports were received in Southeast Boise with large trees and branches down including power outages.

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August 30, 2017 - Thunderstorm Wind

The Boise FAA tower reported a 67 MPH wind gust. Multiple damage reports were received in Southeast Boise with large trees and branches down including power outages.

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August 11, 2015 - Thunderstorm Wind

Idaho Power reported outages from thunderstorm winds throughout the Treasure Valley. Local media reported trees down and one vehicle damaged by a large branch.

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August 21, 2010 - Thunderstorm Wind

The BOI ASOS measured a wind gust of 68 MPH and several reports were received for wind damage including downed trees and power lines. Minor injuries were reported from the Western Idaho Fair as a result of temporary structures collapsing.

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June 4, 2010 - Thunderstorm Wind

The BOI ASOS measured a wind gust of 59 MPH and NWS employees reported downed trees and fences in Southeast Boise along Surprise Valley Way. Ada County Emergency Manager reported power lines down in Southwest Boise and trees and traffic lights down in Garden City.

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June 21, 2008

A strong cold front moving through the Intermountain West kicked off a line of thunderstorms across parts of extreme Southeast Oregon and Southwest and South Central Idaho on the 21st resulting in highs winds and damage including downed trees and power lines.

June 29, 2006

Very moist airmass combined with a well defined vorticity center and maximum day time heating to produce widespread pulse thunderstorms yielding numerous reports of nickle size hail and wind damage including downed trees and power lines.

January 30, 2004

During the morning of January 30th a fast moving cold front produced several severe thunderstorms, very strong winds and snow showers as it moved eastward across Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho. Fairly large trees were blown down in Payette in Payette County and in Nampa in Canyon County. There were also reports of trees down in Baker and Malheur counties in Oregon. Power was briefly knocked out in northern Owyhee County as the line of thunderstorms moved across the county..

July 25, 2002

Thunderstorm winds brought down trees and power lines which left over 5000 homes and businesses without power. Winds also kicked up dust which reduced visibility to near zero on Interstate 84 near Blacks Creek Road. This resulted in a 12 car pileup in which four persons were injured. Wind gusts were measured at 62 mph at KTVB TV in Meridian and at 69 mph at Dead Indian RAWS in western Washington County.

July 22, 2002

Thunderstorms that developed in a very unstable airmass during the afternoon continued to intensify throughout the evening hours, training across parts of Ada County, through the Boise Foothills and into Boise County. Lightning strikes started numerous fires in the Boise Foothills. Trees and power lines were blown down across west Boise and Horseshoe Bend. Over an inch and a half of rain fell within 20 minutes in the city of Boise and a section of Pierce Gulch Rd. was washed out in the Boise Foothills.


Town officials praise Energy Services staff for restoring power during Saturday’s storm - Royal Examiner

The aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which brought strong winds and heavy rain to the commonwealth, wreaked havoc on some Front Royal residents over the weekend. Mary Ellen Lynn, Interim Director of Energy Services, said Monday that about 1,500 homes and businesses experienced a loss of power twice on Saturday, Oct. 1, following two large power

Oct 3, 2022

Idaho Power: Hot weather, wildfires straining the grid | KBOI

Idaho Power is asking customers to help save energy as summer continues to hold its grip over the region and wildfires continue to burn.The utility company on T

Sep 6, 2022

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Jul 28, 2022

It's pretty unusual': Half-inch of snow, power outages make for manic May Monday in Boise | Local News | idahopress.com

Many Boiseans woke up Monday morning to snow sticking on grass and cars. In downtown Boise, the chairs and tables at restaurants’ outdoor patios were covered in snow.

May 9, 2022

Idaho Power to combat power outages as the heat rises | ktvb.com

As temperatures increase, Idaho Power will see the demand for energy increase as well, which will put stress on the power grid.

Jun 23, 2021

Small outages affecting over 2,000 Idaho Power customers across Treasure Valley | KBOI

They may be small, but outages are affecting over 2,000 Idaho Power customers Wednesday across the Treasure Valley. While so many have the cause as unlisted, the wind storm Tuesday night most certainly didn't help. The outages are affecting almost every area in the Treasure Valley. From Boise to Homedale, and from Nampa all the way to Donnelly. Most of the outages on the Idaho Power outage map do not currently have estimated resolve times.

Jun 23, 2021

Storm knocks out power around Meridian | Local News | meridianstar.com

Crews have restored power to many homes after a Wednesday storm knocked out power for thousands of residents around Meridian.

Feb 19, 2021

Thousands of people without power across southern Idaho | KBOI

Thousands of people are without power across southern Idaho Tuesday morning after a day of heavy winds. Idaho Power's outage map shows customers without power in Boise, all around the Twin Falls area, and eastern Idaho getting hit especially hard. Most of the outages showing a resolution time estimated before noon on Tuesday. On Monday, severe winds between 30 and 60 miles per hour knocked down trees and caused many problems for truckers and other motorists.

Sep 8, 2020

Idaho Power reporting some power outages in the valley | KBOI

Some people were in the dark on this Wednesday morning. Earlier, Wednesday roughly 1,300 people were without electricity between Meridian and Boise near Interstate-84. It's unclear whether the outage was related to the storm front that's moving into the area. Two other smaller outages are reported in the valley.

May 6, 2020

Thousands of people without power reported across the Treasure Valley | KBOI

Idaho Power are working to get power restored to thousands of customers, from Boise to Kuna, Saturday morning. In Boise, close to 5,000 customers are without power due to two separate power line issues. At this time, both issues have been unassigned. Close to 500 customers are without power in the Kuna area. A crew is assigned to this issue. In Meridian, over 1,000 customers are affected. A crew has been dispatched. You can check the most updated information through Idaho Power's outage map.

Oct 19, 2019

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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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Meridian, Idaho

City Meridian
County Ada
State Idaho (ID)
Country United States
Zip Codes 83642, 83646, 83680

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