Power Outage in San Diego, CA

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San Diego Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 21, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A large tree was downed, resulting in a power outage.

Leucadia - Leucadia
June 22, 2022 - Lightning

Report of power outage to all of Borrego Springs around 4:05 pm, shortly after numerous lightning strikes in Palm Canyon and northwestern areas of Borrego Springs. Power remained off for 3+ hours and was restored between 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Several brief heavy downpours were also reported, with rainfall of 0.11 inch.

Borrego Spgs - Borrego Spgs
September 24, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

NBC and CBS reported a 70 foot pine tree fell on a home, damaged a garage and downed a power line. A smaller tree was reported down in the same area. Occurred at 4500 Panorama Drive.

Calavo Gardens - Calavo Gardens
September 9, 2017 - Lightning

A lightning strike knocked out power to 1000 customers in Palm Springs.

Warner Spgs - Warner Spgs
September 19, 2016 - Lightning

A band of convection formed along the leading edge of moisture from former Hurricane Paine as it moved northward. Numerous lightning strikes occurred in San Diego County setting palm trees on fire and causing power outages to 4000 customers.

Grantville - Grantville


March 1, 2023

After one powerful storm struck Southern California in late February, a second storm arrived at the end of February and into early March. This second storm produced several additional feet of snow as well as high winds in the mountains, where many communities were already struggling due to snow and wind impacts from the first storm. This led to many gas leaks from failing lines that started home fires, extended road closures, numerous power outages, many downed trees, about 250 rescues from mountains in the area, as well as at least one confirmed storm-related death, and an extensive recovery process that lasted well beyond the event. About 12 persons were reported dead, though the causes of the other 11 are uncertain at this time. A Presidential Major Disaster Declaration was approved following this event.

July 23, 2019

An upper level high set up over the Four Corners region, allowing moisture to move into Southern California. Showers set up over the coast and valleys on July 22nd, and inland thunderstorms developed in the afternoon. On July 23rd, a severe thunderstorm set up over the Coachella Valley and brought 70 mph winds to Mecca. This resulted in over 8 million dollars in damages to power lines throughout the city. On July 24th, storms prompted flash flood warnings over the Riverside and San Diego County mountains. On July 25th, strong thunderstorms over Julian and Borrego Springs brought gusty winds, small hail and heavy rain.

February 27, 2017

An east west oriented atmospheric river impacted San Diego County and northern Baja on the 27th and 28th of February, resulting in a prolonged period of moderate to heavy rain. Rainfall totals of 6-9 inches along the coastal slopes, 3-5 inches in the valleys and 2-4 inches in coastal areas were reported in San Diego County, all within a 24 hour period. Elsewhere rainfall was significantly lighter. Widespread street, small stream, and river flooding resulted. Roadways were flooded and numerous swift water rescued occurred along the San Diego River which crested at 14.15 ft just after midnight. There were a dozen night time high water rescues and an evacuation of 45 persons from a hotel surrounding by moving water. This was the third highest crest on record. Flooding and tree damage also cut power to several thousand customers in San Diego County. Traffic collision for the day were 5 times their usual rate.

October 24, 2016

A widespread elevated thunderstorm event occurred across northern San Diego, Orange, western Riverside and southwest San Bernardino counties lasting up to 24 hours and producing 2500 cloud to ground strikes (4000 total flashes) over the land and California bight waters. Toward the end of the episode thunderstorms affected southern San Diego county. An upper level trough approached the coast and tapped subtropical moisture from the south. The main area of showers and thunderstorms was oriented southwest to northeast from northern San Diego County and Orange County through the Inland Empire and up into San Bernardino County high deserts, training over this area for most of the day and night of the 23rd. Two-day rainfall totals were from one-quarter to one inch for most areas and locally just over one inch on the coastal slopes of the San Bernardino mountains. San Diego county had the least with 0.25 or less and the most was the greater Riverside area with up to an inch of rain. Minor street flooding occurred in Orange and Riverside Counties. Several power poles were downed or burned due to lightning strikes. One strike hit a football player practicing at Grossmont High School in El Cajon, but he survived.

March 11, 2016

A fast-moving, upper-level trough moved through southern California on the 11th, bringing mainly light to moderate rain and snow showers through early morning on the 12th. Rainfall amounts ranged from around one-tenth to one-half of an inch in the coast and valleys, up to one inch in the mountains, and around one-tenth of an inch in the deserts. Snow levels remained fairly high with this system, with 1 to 3 inches of snow falling above 6000 feet. Between 1400-1900 PST on the 11th, a line of convective showers (QLCS) with minimal lightning, but strong winds, moved through the area. Several locations reported 46-55 mph wind gusts and downed trees with the passage of the line, as well as a few much stronger gusts which downed power lines near Edom Hill and Riverside.


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Nov 15, 2022

SDG&E & General Motors to Explore Vehicle-to-Grid and Vehicle-to-Home Technology | Business Wire

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and General Motors (GM) today announced an agreement to investigate the feasibility of integrating bidirectio

Nov 10, 2022

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Nov 8, 2022

Refinery outages contributed to California’s gas price spike. So why do we know so little about them?

Outages at California refineries helped propel gas prices as high as $8 per gallon last...

Nov 6, 2022

North Vista and Buena are without power | cbs8.com

870 customers are without power after a car crashes into an SDG&E power pole.

Oct 23, 2022

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Electric vehicle drivers will soon be able to get a chalupa and a charge in mere minutes as a San Diego-based startup company "electrifies" Taco Bells across California.

Oct 19, 2022

Brutal Heat Wave in California Could Worsen This Labor Day Weekend - The New York Times

Warmer nights may offer little relief, and the worst of the heat wave could arrive in the coming days.

Oct 7, 2022

Cuban community living in San Diego devastated by Hurricane Ian | cbs8.com

In the days following Hurricane Ian, which barreled across the Caribbean before pounding Florida, many people in Cuba are still struggling without power.

Oct 4, 2022

Power outage affects thousands in several communities in San Diego | cbs8.com

The causes of the blackouts Tuesday morning were under investigation, SDG&E reported.

Oct 4, 2022

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Power Outage FAQs

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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San Diego, California

City San Diego
County San Diego
State California (CA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110

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