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Ridgecrest Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 2, 2013 - Thunderstorm Wind

City of Ridgecrest was slammed with numerous reports of wind damage. This damage was caused my outflow winds from severe thunderstorms. Winds were estimated up to 75 mph. Power poles were knocked down with power outages. Several trees down and damage to roof tops scattered throughout the city. Damage value is estimated.

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July 18, 2006 - Lightning

Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strokes occurred from Ridgecrest to NAS China Lake in northeast Kern County early in the morning of the 18th. Power was knocked out to over 5300 customers in the Ridgecrest and Inyokern areas during the early morning hours before dawn. Southern California Edison reported at least 25 sites where the storm damaged equipment. Unreportable damage also occurred at NAS China Lake from the lightning. The thunderstorm activity also occurred at Trona, 17 miles ENE of Ridgecrest in San Bernardino County, at 1:00 AM PST and similarly had accompanying strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning.

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September 26, 2005 - Lightning

An evening thunderstorm brought a lightning strike at Ranger and Bowman Streets in Ridgecrest. Power was disrupted to 2700 electric utility customers.

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May 20, 2002 - High Wind

Very localized wind, likely a gustnado along an outflow boundary, caused minor damage within the city of Ridgecrest on the 20th. Some power lines were downed along with flying debris breaking a police car window. About 1,200 customers went without power in the area at the same time due to the downed lines. The highest wind reported by the China Lake Naval Weapons Test Center about 3 miles away was only 31 knots.

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Kern teeters on power brink as temps soar | News | bakersfield.com

Kern County braced for the possibility of electrical power outages Tuesday as record-setting high temperatures stoked demand for air conditioning across California on what was expected to be the hottest

Sep 6, 2022

PG&E working to restore power after outage affects more than 14,000 customers | News | bakersfield.com

Pacific Gas and Electric workers are trying to restore power in southwest Bakersfield after an outage left more than 14,000 customers affected.

Aug 4, 2022

‘This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room - The New York Times

As the utility turned off power to millions of Californians, its website went down and it struggled to communicate with local officials and inform residents.

Oct 12, 2019

UPDATE: Around 4,600 Kern County PG&E customers could be impacted by power outage | News | bakersfield.com

Pacific Gas and Electric Company said Wednesday night that 4,600 Kern County customers could be impacted by a third phase of power shut-offs, a significant drop from the previously estimated

Oct 9, 2019

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Ridgecrest, California

City Ridgecrest
County Kern
State California (CA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 93555, 93556

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