Power Outage in Santa Fe, NM

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Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative
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Santa Fe Power Outages Caused by Weather


August 7, 2016 - Lightning

A lightning strike in Albuquerque at the Ladera and Unser transfer station resulted in a massive power outage across central New Mexico leaving roughly 135,000 customers without power. During this outage, a motorcyclist that was stopped at a dark traffic light in Santa Fe was rear-ended by another vehicle and killed.

Agua Fria - Agua Fria
August 4, 2014 - Lightning

Santa Fe police reported that a lightning strike downed a power line and started a small brush fire at 1945 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. The fire is shown in a YouTube video burning for nearly 10 minutes before fire officials extinguished the blaze.

Santa Fe - Santa Fe
September 13, 2013 - Flood

Mudslide reported along NM 502 at Totavi gas station. Power lines also downed in the area. Significant flooding along NM 30.

San Ildefonso Pueblo - San Ildefonso Pueblo


December 15, 2021

An abnormally strong storm system more typical of spring rather than early winter strengthened over the western United States early in the week of December 13, 2021. The defining characteristic for this system was the potent and dangerous upper-level jet associated with it as winds were well over 100 knots. As this system continued to deepen as it dived into the southwestern United States, these winds mixed down to the surface, resulting in a widespread historic windstorm for much of northern and central New Mexico on December 15, 2021. Its associated Pacific cold front arrived into western New Mexico early in the morning on the 15th, and wind speeds rapidly increased to over 60 mph at locations such as Gallup and Farmington. The rain and snow located along this cold front organized into a snow squall as it marched through western New Mexico and into the Rio Grande Valley. This resulted in blowing snow and reduced visibility along roadways such as Interstate 40 near Gallup. Several vehicle accidents were reported along Interstate 40 in McKinley County due to poor travel conditions which forced the closure of the major highway for a few hours during the morning. Lightning was even associated with this squall line which result in a period of thundersnow for the Farmington area with wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. As this storm system moved through the state during the afternoon hours, wind speeds continued to increase with the highest gusts recorded along and east of the central mountain chain due to downsloping winds. The highest gust during this event was 103 mph at Taos Ski Valley which sustained significant tree damage. Other high winds were generally 70 to 90 mph across the eastern plains. Numerous damage reports were received areawide, including downed trees and power lines, damage to mobile homes and other structures, and numerous traffic accidents. Key Impacts: damages, downed trees, downed power lines, power outages, traffic accidents, road closures.

August 18, 2018

The center of upper level high pressure that was centered over the Permian Basin for several days drifted west into southern New Mexico on the 18th. A weak disturbance in northwest flow aloft over northeastern New Mexico and low level southeasterly flow set the stage for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Several of these storms were strong to severe and produced heavy rainfall, high winds, and large hail. The first storms developed over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains before moving southeast across the eastern plains. A powerful thunderstorm that moved across the Philmont Scout Ranch downed two large trees and dropped nickel size hail. This storm went on to produce a 70 mph wind gust near Maxwell. Another flash flood struck the Ute Park burn scar resulting in the closure of U.S. Highway 64. Thunderstorms moved across the eastern plains well into the evening. Torrential rainfall produced flash flooding around Clovis shortly before midnight that led to a few homes being flooded.

August 9, 2018

The center of upper level high pressure shifted farther west into Arizona on August 9th and allowed weaker steering flow to become more north to south across New Mexico. Deep moisture and strong instability over the state allowed numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop over the higher terrain during the early afternoon before spreading into nearby highlands and valleys through the evening. A powerful thunderstorm near Eagle Nest produced a rare landspout tornado that moved into Eagle Nest Lake while dissipating as a spectacular waterspout around 230 pm. Thunderstorms that moved off the higher terrain onto the Interstate 25 corridor produced large hail in San Miguel and Colfax counties. Very heavy rainfall near Pilar resulted in a flash flood that closed NM-567 for four days. An impressive 75 mph wind gust was reported at Gallup from thunderstorm outflow winds. Thunderstorms around the Edgewood area also resulted in accumulations of nickel size hail.

May 22, 2018

An upper level low pressure system centered over Arizona on May 21st drifted eastward toward the Four Corners region on May 22, 2018. Very dry southwest flow within the base of the upper low forced deeper moisture farther east into central and eastern New Mexico on the 22nd. Showers and thunderstorms developed along the central mountain chain during the early afternoon then spread north-northeast while intensifying over the high plains of eastern New Mexico through the evening. A large motor vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe where significant accumulations of hail fell on the highway. Twelve vehicles were damaged or destroyed in the accident. Fortunately, no fatalities occurred from this incident. Storms continued to produce hail and high winds over eastern New Mexico through the overnight. Several storms that fired up over far southeastern Lincoln County and far western Chaves County produced quarter to hen egg size hail and minor flooding. A powerful storm over Quay County just after midnight tossed a sheet metal barn 100 yards and destroyed large sections of fencing and a nearby tree.

September 30, 2017

The potent upper low pressure system responsible for severe thunderstorms and flooding over eastern New Mexico between the 22nd and 25th began lifting slowly northeast into the central Rockies on the 26th and 27th. Daily rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, hail, and strong winds began spreading westward to include much of central and western New Mexico through this period. This additional heavy rainfall set the stage for a more widespread flooding event through the end of September. Widespread three day rainfall reports averaged between two and five inches within central New Mexico. Several stations reported record daily rainfall amounts and placed September 2017 into the top 5 wettest Septembers on record. A potent storm that moved across Rio Rancho late on the 28th forced water into four homes along Arlene Road. A cluster of thunderstorms with torrential rainfall moved across western New Mexico during the early afternoon hours on the 29th and produced flash flooding around Farmington and Acoma Pueblo. These storms then shifted eastward and produced severe hail and flash flooding along much of the Interstate 25 corridor between Los Lunas, Belen, and Bernardo. Interstate 25 was closed for several hours as water flooded over the highway. Powerful storms developed again on the 30th and produced more flash flooding, severe hail, high winds, and even a tornado west of Albuquerque.


Fallen branch causes morning PNM outages

Nov. 14—A fallen tree branch caused power outages to more than 4,000 homes Monday in Santa Fe following an early morning storm that brought a blanket of snow and freezing temperatures to the city. Public Service Company of New Mexico spokesman Eric Chavez said the morning outages were almost fully resolved in just under two hours. "There was over 4,000 affected, and within two minutes the ...

Nov 15, 2022

Unfounded claims of election fraud loom large in Secretary of State race | Local News | santafenewmexican.com

Incumbent Maggie Toulouse Oliver says the system is secure, while GOP challenger Audrey Trujillo would do away with absentee voting.

Oct 10, 2022

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

Hurricane Ian Live Updates: DeSantis to give damage update

Hurricane Ian updates: Gov. Ron DeSantis will give an update on the efforts made in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation in Florida from the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee on Friday morning.

Sep 30, 2022

Wednesday updates: Hurricane Ian punishes Florida with devastating winds, storm surge Newspaper icon Email Plus Outline icon My Account icon

Next 24 hours will be the most dangerous in Tampa, officials warn. More than 1.8 million without power in Florida.

Sep 28, 2022

Multiple break-ins reported at storage facility; lack of video hampers police | Local News | santafenewmexican.com

Records provided by the city of Santa Fe show the facility's business license has been expired since Dec. 31, 2019.

Sep 25, 2022

Megafires pose increasing threat to New Mexico's native trout | Local News | santafenewmexican.com

The three largest wildfires in state history have heavily impacted Gila trout and Rio Grande cutthroat trout populations.

Sep 24, 2022

New Mexico approves funds for prosecutions in 'Rust' movie shooting

"One of the possible defendants is well known movie actor Alec Baldwin," a prosecutor said.

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

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Ave l no power

Bobby D | January 15, 2022  

Apparent outage sometime before 12 Noon on 12/6/21. Didn’t last long, but fried a pretty darn new an electric heating pad! They don’t make things like they use too!

SC | December 07, 2021  

6th Street Santa Fe Power still out as of 7pm Wednesday.

Michael | February 17, 2021  

Casey Rd, Santa Fe, Tx been out since 2am

Donna | February 15, 2021  

Santa Fe, TX FM 646 North power out since 2am

Matt | February 15, 2021  

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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico

City Santa Fe
County Santa Fe
State New Mexico (NM)
Country United States
Zip Codes 87501, 87502, 87503, 87504, 87505, 87506, 87507, 87508, 87509, 87592

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