Power Outage in Toledo, OH

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Clarke Electric Coop Inc, IA
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Alliant Energy
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Chariton Valley Elec Coop, Inc
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Toledo Power Outages Caused by Weather


December 23, 2022 - Winter Storm

An Arctic cold front swept through the area shortly before midnight December 23rd. Low pressure along this front tracked over Lake Erie early in the morning on December 23rd and rapidly intensified through the day while slowly lifting northeast across Ontario. With the frontal passage rain changed to snow with temperatures dropping from the upper 30s and lower 40s to sub-zero in about 8 hours. A period of mainly light snow occurred behind the front across the county through the morning hours of December 23rd before tapering to flurries. The period of snow and rapidly falling temperatures led to a flash freeze and icy conditions on area roadways. While the falling snow tapered off through the daytime hours of December 23rd, winds began increasing during the pre-dawn hours and gusted over 45 MPH at times through the day. Toledo Express Airport measured a 52 MPH wind gust at 944 AM December 23rd, the highest gust measured in the county. Sporadic tree damage and power outages resulted. Wind gusts very gradually subsided into December 24th, though gusts didn���t drop below 30 MPH until that evening. This led to a prolonged period of widespread blowing and drifting snow beginning early in the morning December 23rd and continuing through the afternoon and evening, with some patchy blowing and drifting snow continuing all the way through Christmas Eve. The greatest impact from this storm was to travel due to the flash freeze and extensive blowing and drifting snow, to go along with low visibility. Numerous minor accidents, slide-offs and disabled vehicles were reported throughout the area December 23rd and 24th with over a dozen accidents resulting in at least minor injuries. The Lucas County Sheriff declared a Level 2 snow emergency early in the morning on December 23rd, which was not downgraded until the morning of December 24th. This is issued when travel is strongly discouraged across a county unless absolutely necessary. Wind chills plunged below 0 by 3 AM December 23rd and did not rise above 0 until after 6 PM December 25th. The coldest wind chills occurred during the daytime hours of December 23rd. Minimum wind chills as low as -36F were recorded on a weather station near Ottawa Hills at 1055 AM December 23rd, with Toledo Express Airport recording a minimum wind chill of -29F at 10:32 AM. In response, warming centers were opened across the county. A number of burst pipes were reported across the area due to this cold, with temperatures remaining in the single digits until Christmas morning. Toledo Express Airport measured 1.0��� of snow from this storm. Amounts of 2��� were measured by CoCoRaHS observers near Toledo and Ottawa Hills, with CoCoRaHS observers also measuring 2.5��� near Waterville and up to 4.5��� in Richfield Township.

August 29, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

A power pole was blown down onto a vehicle near the intersection of OH-64 and US-20A, about six-miles northwest of Whitehouse. No report of damage to vehicle. Approaching squall line was outflow-dominant.

South Swanton - South Swanton
August 29, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power pole snapped at intersection of Pawnee Road and McGregor Lane in Ottawa Hills.

Trilby - Trilby
December 11, 2021 - High Wind

The ASOS at Toledo Express Airport measured a 54 knot (62 mph) wind gust at 10:27 am. Many trees and power lines were downed across the county due to winds. Local broadcast media reported a tree was downed onto a vehicle in the Sylvania area. Power outages across the county reached up to 29,500 customers.

September 14, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous trees, power poles, and power lines downed in Washington Township (i.e. Shoreland).

Pt Place - Pt Place


April 11, 2019

By the middle of April Lake Erie was observing water levels 2 feet above normal, and rising. Lake Erie is in the midst of its seasonal rise and its mean monthly level surged 7 inches upward from March to April. The lake���s April monthly mean level was 2 inches above its level of a year ago, and 6 inches below its record high. ||The National Weather Service had issued lakeshore flood warnings for Lake Erie���s west end on April 11th because of the strong winds associated with a powerful storm tracking west of the Toledo area. Northeast winds around 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 35 mph pushed lake water on shore. Lake Erie water levels were well above normal having risen eight inches higher than March, with water levels 28.3 inches above average. This resulted in widespread minor to moderate coastal impacts to the region including several flooded marinas, businesses in Port Clinton, road closures, and erosion impacts to the beachfront.

February 12, 2019

An area of low pressure entered the lower Ohio Valley on the night of February 11th and moved northeast into the southern Great Lakes on the 12th. A warm front stretching east from this low lifted north into the region late on the 11th. Rain developed along this front, but temperatures ahead of the front in Northwest Ohio remained below freezing, as the front stalled along the Lake Erie shoreline. This allowed for a 9 to 12 hour period of freezing rain in the Toledo Metro Area on the morning of the 12th. Up to a four tenths of an inch of ice accumulation was reported in Lucas County. Ice accumulated on trees and numerous trees were downed across the area due to the weight of the ice and some modestly strong winds gusting to 30 mph. Some trees fell onto adjacent vehicles and buildings causing damage. Ice accumulation on trees and power lines also caused significant power outage issues over the area with more than 18,000 residents without power on the morning of the 12th. Several accidents were reported in the Toledo area and Interstate 280 was closed in both directions due to falling ice on the Veterans��� Glass City Skyway bridge. Most school districts in Lucas County were closed on the 12th due to anticipated icy road conditions. Selected spotter reports of ice accumulation include: 0.4��� in Holland, 0.33��� in Ottawa Hills, and 0.25��� in Downtown Toledo.

May 4, 2018

A cold front marched across northern Ohio during the afternoon of May 4th. A line of thunderstorms developed in advance of the front and caused some damage. Most of the damage was from downed trees and power lines but there were a few reports of lost siding and roofing material. A severe thunderstorm watch box was in effect for most of northern Ohio.

June 5, 2016

Showers and thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front moving east across Ohio on the afternoon of June 5. Storms were scattered in northwest Ohio but consolidated into bowing line segments as they reached northeast Ohio. Significant damage occurred with the first severe storm of the day that brought a microburst to Sandusky Ohio. The microburst damaged trees and buildings in Sandusky and downed approximately 30 large power poles on the Causeway leading to Cedar Point, trapping some people in cars. Scattered pockets of wind damage continued to the east across northern Ohio into the evening.

April 9, 2015

A few severe thunderstorm developed in the warm sector ahead of a low pressure system approaching from the west. Thunderstorm winds brought down limbs and power lines north of Fostoria. Ping pong ball size hail was reported in Perrysburg in Wood County. Numerous funnel cloud reports were also received in Hancock, Wook, Lucas, and Seneca Counties but no tornadoes were reported.


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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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Toledo, Ohio

City Toledo
County Lucas
State Ohio (OH)
Country United States
Zip Codes 43601, 43603, 43604, 43605, 43606, 43607, 43608, 43609, 43610, 43611

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