Power Outage in Rhinelander, WI

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Price Electric Coop Inc
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Pacific Power
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Niagara Mohawk Power
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Rhinelander Power Outages Caused by Weather


December 16, 2021 - High Wind

High winds downed trees and power lines in Oneida County. Peak winds of 76 mph were measured at the Rhinelander airport.

July 26, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed numerous trees and power lines in Rhinelander. The time of this event is an estimate based on radar data.

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June 10, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed trees and power lines in Woodboro. The time of this report is an estimate based on radar data.

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August 5, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed trees and power lines in the town of Pine Lake.

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May 22, 2019 - Strong Wind

Strong winds downed trees and power lines across Oneida County.



March 22, 2022

A low pressure system tracking northeast from the southern Plains to the Great Lakes brought a swath of snow and ice to northern Wisconsin from Tuesday evening (3/22) through midday on Wednesday (3/23). Snowfall amounts were generally 4 to 8 inches across portions of north-central Wisconsin along with 2 to 3 tenths of an inch of ice from freezing rain. The combination of snow and ice caused significant damage to trees and power lines, with over 50,000 customers without power in northern Wisconsin.||Some of the highest snowfall totals included 7.6 inches in Eagle River (Vilas Co.), 6.3 inches in Rhinelander (Oneida Co.), and 5.9 inches in St. Germain (Vilas Co.). Some of the highest ice totals included 0.3 inches in Manitowish Waters (Vilas Co.), Argonne (Forest Co.), as well as southeast of Niagara (northern Marinette Co.) and 0.2 inches in Rhinelander (Oneida Co.), Spread Eagle (Florence Co.), as well as in St. Germain (Vilas Co.).

February 4, 2019

Freezing rain fell across northern Wisconsin as a low pressure system moved across the state. One-quarter to four-tenths of an inch of ice accumulated across far north-central Wisconsin during the overnight hours of February 3rd into the early afternoon of the 4th.||Roads became hazardous as the ice accumulated and hundreds of vehicles slid off roads. Icing also caused numerous power outages, and at the height of the event more than 5,000 customers were without power.

April 16, 2014

Low pressure from the Plains moved across Wisconsin and produced a swath of heavy, wet snow over the northern part of the state. Six to sixteen inches of snow fell, with the heaviest across Vilas County, where 16.0 inches fell near Phelps and at Conover, and 15.0 inches fell at Boulder Junction.||The heavy snow caused scattered power outages.

May 20, 2009

Strong southwest winds, with frequent gusts of 30 mph to 45 mph, developed ahead of an approaching cold front. The wind downed tree limbs that landed on power lines, causing the lines to come down. The downed power lines started a number of fires, including one near Pelican Lake.||Fires in Oneida County and Vilas County burned more than 15 acres. Wind gusts as high as 42 mph downed a couple of trees, including one that was 40 feet tall and a foot in diameter, near Plover in Portage County. Winds, gusting to 38 mph, fanned a brush fire near Green Bay in Brown County.

April 19, 2009

A major spring storm system, that slowly passed through the region, dropped more than a foot of snow in some locations across far northern Wisconsin. Temperatures near freezing brought snow that easily stuck to trees and power lines. Trees falling onto power lines caused power outages for about 5,000 customers in parts of Vilas County, Oneida County and Forest County.||Some of the highest snowfall totals included 13.6 inches at Conover (Vilas Co.), 13.1 inches at Hiles (Forest Co.), 12.0 inches at Three Lakes (Oneida Co.), 11.7 inches at Eagle River (Vilas Co.), 11.0 inches near Argonne (Forest Co.), 10.6 inches near Laona (Forest Co.) and near Alvin (Forest Co.), 10.4 inches at Long Lake (Florence Co.), 10.1 inches at Rhinelander (Oneida Co.) and 10.0 inches at Winchester (Vilas Co.).


Over 4,000 people in Stevens Point area without power | News | waow.com

(WAOW) -- A power outage is affecting a good portion of our viewing area, including more than 4,000 combined in the Stevens Point area, according to the Wisconsin Public Service

Oct 12, 2022

UPDATE: Power outage numbers coming down after storms on Wednesday | News | waow.com

The number of power outages continues to come down after severe storms on Wednesday.

Jun 16, 2022

EF1 tornado reported Wednesday in Outagamie County near Seymour

Severe weather tore across a large area of Wisconsin on Wednesday, including most or all of the state's largest population centers.

Jun 15, 2022

Many schools closed, power outages widespread due to high winds | WXPR

Sustained high winds cause problems in a wide area

Dec 16, 2021

Wisconsin wind storm damage: Power lines down, two tornadoes confirmed

Southeastern Wisconsin largely escaped serious damage, but an estimated 150,000 We Energies customers in the area lost electricity.

Dec 16, 2021

Wisconsin weather live updates: Thousands still face power outages

Strong winds are expected to last throughout the day Thursday before subsiding at night, according to the National Weather Service.

Dec 15, 2021

Wisconsin weather: Storm brings power outages, high winds

The winter storm that rolled through Wisconsin on Wednesday downed power lines across the state. Utilities told customers they might be without power through Friday.

Nov 27, 2019

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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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  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin

City Rhinelander
County Oneida
State Wisconsin (WI)
Country United States
Zip Codes 54501

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