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WestPenn Power
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Duke Energy
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Thornton Power Outages Caused by Weather


April 27, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Strong outflow winds damaged four power poles which downed power lines.

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May 7, 2017 - Thunderstorm Wind

Intense thunderstorm winds downed several power poles.

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June 13, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

Intense thunderstorm winds knocked down several power poles along State Highway 79 and 112th Avenue.

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May 24, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

Straight-line winds sheared several power poles off at the base.

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March 3, 2016 - Dust Devil

A gustnado knocked down a power pole and destroyed a small storage shed.

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April 27, 2022

Strong microburst winds associated with high based showers and thunderstorms produced wind gusts up to 65 mph. North of Strasburg, the winds damaged four power poles and knocked down power lines. South of Limon along State Highway 71, a wind gust blew one-half of a modular home onto its side.

June 19, 2021

Severe thunderstorms produced several short-lived landspouts, large hail, damaging winds. Five landspouts, all rated EF-0, touched down briefly in portions of eastern Adams and Morgan Counties. Large hail, up to half dollar size, was observed in eastern Adams, Logan, and Washington counties. Intense thunderstorm winds, ranging from 60 to 80 mph, were reported in northern Lincoln, western Logan, and southeastern Washington counties. The winds downed a power line along Logan County Road 34, north of Sterling. Minor tree damage was observed in northeast Lincoln County.

May 17, 2017

A strong spring storm dropped across the Great Basin, and then moved eastward across Colorado. Isolated but strong thunderstorms preceded the system on the 17th with hail up to nickel size near Boulder Airport and Brighton. Significant snow fell across the Front Range mountains and foothills over the next couple of days. The heaviest snowfall occurred in Boulder and Larimer Counties. Along the Interstate 25 Corridor, rain turned to snow on the morning of the 18th, heaviest from around Broomfield northward. The heavy wet snow snapped the limbs of fully leaved trees and caused scattered power outages. Eight hundred trees on the campus of Colorado State University were damaged. Some trees in and around Fort Collins completely collapsed under the weight of the snow.||A couple of barns collapsed in Larimer County. One was a historic barn in Estes Park, with another in northeast Loveland. Fifty-five head of cattle were inside the collapsed barn in Loveland; three were injured and later euthanized. Numerous branches and trees snapped around Fort Collins and in the foothills. Elsewhere, several scattered smaller power outages were reported. Three to nearly 5 inches of liquid precipitation occurred, as rain or a mix of of rain and snow, fell around Greeley and 12 miles northwest of Briggsdale.||Storm totals in the Front Range mountains and foothills included: 42.0 inches near Allenspark, 41.5 inches near Ward, 36 inches at Estes Park, 32 inches near Pinecliffe, 30.5 inches northwest of Golden, 30 inches near Nederland, 26 inches near Breckenridge, 25 inches near Aspen Springs and Bear Lake State Park, 18.5 inches northwest of Rustic, 16 inches at Copper Mountain and Dillon, 15 inches at Drake, 14 inches at Aspen Springs and Deadman Hill, 13 inches at Tower, with 9.5 inches near Evergreen. On the west side of the Interstate 25 Corridor, storm totals included: 10 inches near Superior and Louisville, 6 to 8 inches in and around Fort Collins, 6 inches in Lafayette, 5 inches in Broomfield and Loveland, and 4 inches near Niwot.

March 3, 2016

Two brief but powerful gustnadoes developed along a convergence line that formed in the suburbs just north and west of Denver. Three power poles were knocked down. In addition, a small storage shed was destroyed.

August 17, 2015

Severe thunderstorms produced large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes in Washington, Weld and northern Lincoln Counties. Two small EF1 tornadoes occurred near Genoa. One Structure, an outbuilding, was destroyed and one house had minor damage. Two grain silos were destroyed. in addition, power lines were blown down in the area and a semi was blown into a car on Interstate 70.


City left without power for 90 minutes | News West Publishing

A powerful storm Sunday night left the city without power for 90 minutes, leaving many others in Bullhead City and parts of Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley and Laughlin without power for more than 12 hours.

Sep 14, 2022

Xcel Energy's troubled coal plant goes down, adding to customers' loss of control over thermostats

Hot weather, heavy use of energy and one more shutdown of a large coal-fired power plant contributed to thousands of Xcel Energy customers losing control of their thermostats for a short time at the end of August.

Sep 14, 2022

UK power outage: Homes STILL suffering blackouts after nine regions affected | Science | News | Express.co.uk

HOUSEHOLDS still appear to be suffering from blackouts across several regions in the UK's South East after thousands lost power on Monday.

Aug 9, 2022

Power cuts in Bradford - see affected areas and when they'll be fixed | Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Homes across several parts of Bradford are without power today as Northern Powergrid deals with unplanned outages.

Jul 12, 2022

Large power outage puts Commerce City on accident alert | FOX31 Denver Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

Commerce City officials have announced that the city is on accident alert due to a large power outage.

Jun 25, 2022

Denver airport power outage, weather, cause traveler headaches | FOX31 Denver Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

Aviation officials issued a ground stop at Denver International Airport on Wednesday afternoon because of a power outage in the terminal.

Jul 14, 2021

No Electricity Til Thursday: Xcel; 200,000 Homes Without Power | Denver, CO Patch

No Electricity Til Thursday: Xcel; 200,000 Homes Without Power - Denver, CO - Multiple storm power outages have knocked out the power to Denver area homes, Xcel Energy said.

Mar 13, 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.

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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Thornton, Colorado

City Thornton
County Adams
State Colorado (CO)
Country United States
Zip Codes 80241

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