Power Outage in Roswell, NM

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Xcel Energy
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Central Valley Elec Coop, Inc
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Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative
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Otero County Electric Cooperative Inc
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Lea County Electric Cooperative Inc
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Roswell Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 24, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

A 68 mph wind gust was recorded at the Roswell airport. These strong straight-line winds downed power lines and snapped several power poles, as well as damaged roofs, fences, and trees along East Hobson Road near Midway. Damage amounts are a rough estimate.

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September 11, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

Severe thunderstorm winds produced damage in the area around State Road 2 in Midway. Several trees were uprooted, seven to eight power poles were downed, one travel camper and one carport were destroyed. Damage amounts are estimated for property damage and downed power poles.

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June 16, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines reported down in and around Roswell. Damage amounts are a very rough estimate.

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August 3, 2015 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines downed from high winds resulted in power outage at the Roswell Correctional Facility between Hagerman and Dexter.

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May 22, 2014 - Thunderstorm Wind

A 3 foot diameter tree was felled and resulted in damagd to a nearby automobile and powerlines. No injuries were reported.

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July 24, 2020

A deep tap of monsoon moisture continued surging north into New Mexico on July 24, 2020, setting the stage for additional showers and thunderstorms with torrential rainfall, localized flash flooding, and strong microburst winds. Storms developed early in the afternoon then moved slowly north to northwest across most of New Mexico. Several of these thunderstorms produced torrential rainfall amounts over two inches along with small hail and strong microburst winds. The Clayton airport reported a peak wind gust up to 59 mph and the Roswell airport reported a peak wind gust up to 68 mph. Straight-line winds damaged power lines, power poles, roofs, fences, and trees in the area around Midway. Heavy rainfall around Alamo damaged culverts and roadways in the area. A flash flood near Lemitar washed a pickup truck into an arroyo and caused damage to roadways. Fortunately, no injuries occurred with these storms.

September 11, 2019

A cluster of showers and thunderstorms that developed over eastern Lincoln County during the afternoon of September 11, 2019 moved east into southern Chaves County and produced wind damage shortly around 4 pm. Local fire officials reported uprooted trees and downed power poles in the area of State Road 2 between Darby and Orchard Park roads. Seven to eight power poles were downed in the area around Midway and Cherokee roads. One resident in the area said his travel camper and a carport were completely destroyed by the winds. Fortunately, no injuries or traffic accidents were reported due to the storm.

March 12, 2019

A record breaking late winter storm system moved through New Mexico on March 12-14, 2019. A deep tap of subtropical moisture surged north into the state ahead of this system on March 12th as a surface low deepened over northeastern New Mexico. Widespread showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall moved through the entire area on the 12th while heavy snow fell in the mountains above 9,000 feet. Abundant moisture and instability in place over eastern New Mexico led to the development of a large line of showers and thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds, and even a damaging EF-2 tornado in Chaves County. This was the first March tornado documented in Chaves County since 1959, and the earliest known EF-1 of stronger tornado in the state of New Mexico. Six people were injured and dozens of homes and structures were damaged or destroyed. A powerful Pacific cold front then blasted through the state on March 13th as bombogenesis took place along the Front Range of Rockies. Surface low pressure deepened over 24 millibars in 24 hours to record low values for a few sites within New Mexico and Kansas. The combination of a very intense surface pressure gradient and powerful jet stream winds aloft forced widespread strong to damaging winds across much of New Mexico. Peak wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph were common across eastern New Mexico, with sustained wind speeds between 40 and 60 mph for several hours. A large cargo train was blown off a bridge near Logan, completely destroying all 26 cars. Several high profile vehicles were also overturned on Interstate 25, Interstate 40, and U.S. Highway 285. Trees, power lines, and roofs were damaged in many other areas of the state. Snow continued to pile up in the higher terrain through the night of the 13th where storm total snowfall accumulations ranged from 20 to 40 inches.

June 16, 2018

The remnant circulation from Hurricane Bud shifted northward through Baja California and into the desert southwest on June 16, 2018. An area of light to moderate rain moved northeast across New Mexico during the early morning hours of the 16th with widespread amounts between one quarter and one half inch reported. Enough instability was present over the area by the afternoon to allow scattered thunderstorms to develop across central and eastern New Mexico. An additional one quarter to one half inch of rain with gusty outflow winds occurred with this second round of precipitation. The strongest storm impacted the area around Roswell where strong downburst winds downed a few power lines. Fortunately no flooding was reported on burn scars across the region.

June 3, 2018

A potent back door frontal boundary shifted west through the Rio Grande Valley and delivered much higher moisture levels west to the Continental Divide on June 3rd. |Meanwhile, an upper level wave moving northeast through the Four Corners region spread stronger winds aloft over the state and the necessary shear and lift for strong to severe thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms developed quickly after sunrise along the Continental Divide then spread northeastward into the Rio Grande Valley through the afternoon. These storms produced hail and strong winds across the area with even a few funnel clouds and two tornadoes. Heavy rainfall accompanied this activity as it shifted east into eastern New Mexico through the late evening hours. Powerful straight line winds from two separate downbursts produced significant damage in rural south-central Chaves County. Three mobile homes were overturned and completely destroyed west of Hagerman. Several recreational vehicles were also overturned and damaged in the vicinity. A large barn west of Lake Arthur was also completely destroyed.


Power restored for more than 3,000 in Albuquerque Open Navigation Close Navigation

PNM's website appears to be currently down, and there is no way to view the outage map. However, their Twitter said the following areas are included in the outage: La Orilla Northwest (North), Duerksen Road Northwest (South), Winterhaven Road Northwest (East), and Unser Boulevard (West).

Oct 2, 2022

Ian Map: Tracking the Post-Tropical Cyclone - The New York Times

A map showing the storm’s path as it continues inland after making landfall in South Carolina.

Sep 24, 2022

Squirrels: How often do they cause power outages? | KRQE News 13 Open Navigation Close Navigation

More than 10,000 Virginians lost power Wednesday in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation. | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sep 11, 2022

Over 200 stranded overnight on top of Sandia Peak Tramway Open Navigation Close Navigation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Dozens of people were stuck on top of the Sandia’s for hours after taking the Tram to the top Sunday night. Roxanne Scheuer was one of the eager passengers Sunday night. However, her plans didn’t go as planned. After only 10 minutes of exploring the top of the mountain, lightning forced her […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aug 8, 2022

Power restored after outages in Santa Fe | KRQE News 13 Open Navigation Close Navigation

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Power has been restored to customers in Santa Fe after PNM initially reported multiple power outages in Santa Fe around 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning. No information has been released on the number of people affected by the outages. Outages can be viewed online at https://www.pnm.com/search-an-outage. No information has been released at this time on […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jun 23, 2022

Power restored to 1,009 in northwest Albuquerque | KRQE News 13 Open Navigation Close Navigation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – PNM has restored power to 1,009 customers Monday after reporting a power outage in northwest Albuquerque that affected 1,770. The outage is in the area of Paradise Blvd., Butterfield Tr., Coors Blvd., and Lyon Blvd. It was initially reported around 10:56 a.m. and the estimated restore time has been changed to 4 […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jun 20, 2022

Storms cause power outages in Summerville area | WCBD News 2 Open Navigation Close Navigation

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Summerville Police Department (SPD) is monitoring several power outages as storms moved through the area Wednesday afternoon. According to SPD, some traffic lights in the area are out of operation due to the power outage. As of 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dominion Energy reports nearly 3,000 customers without power in the […]

Jun 8, 2022

Ruidoso fire prompts power outage, evacuations Open Navigation Close Navigation

Ruidoso Schools have evacuated all students from Sierra Vista, White Mountain, Ruidoso Middle School and Ruidoso High School to the Ruidoso Convention Center.

Apr 12, 2022

A large solar storm could knock out the power grid and the internet – an electrical engineer explains how | KRQE News 13 Open Navigation Close Navigation

(THE CONVERSATION) On Sept. 1 and 2, 1859, telegraph systems around the world failed catastrophically. The operators of the telegraphs reported receiving electrical shocks, telegraph paper catching fire, and being able to operate equipment with batteries disconnected. During the evenings, the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the northern lights, could be seen as far south […] | Local News from KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mar 19, 2022

PNM: over 10k customers without power Open Navigation Close Navigation

They have set 7:00 p.m. as an estimated time for power to be restored.

Feb 16, 2022

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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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Roswell, New Mexico

City Roswell
County Chaves
State New Mexico (NM)
Country United States
Zip Codes 88201, 88202, 88203

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