Power Outage in Waukesha, WI

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Waukesha Power Outages Caused by Weather


November 5, 2022 - Strong Wind

Scattered trees, branches, and power lines down.

November 10, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Multiple trees and power lines down from Vernon to the southern portion of Waukesha.

Saylesville - Downtown Waukesha
November 10, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Multiple trees and power lines down from Vernon to the southern portion of Waukesha.

Saylesville - Downtown Waukesha
July 9, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Some trees and power lines down in Lac La Belle.

Lac La Belle - Lac La Belle
July 9, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Scattered trees and power lines down between Eagle and Dousman on highway 67.

Utica - Utica


April 9, 2013

Scattered thunderstorms produced lightning during the afternoon hours of April 9th and again during the early morning hours of April 10th, igniting 3 separate house fires. The lightning also stuck power lines that caused power outages affecting about 6300 customers in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The thunderstorms fired up as a low-level jet impinged along an 850 mb baroclinic zone that set up over the area ahead of a 500 mb short-wave, with additional forcing for deep vertical motions provided by a nearly-coupled upper jet.

July 26, 2012

A line of scattered to broken supercell thunderstorms formed along a cold front that was slicing into a very warm, unstable air mass over the Upper Midwest. The combination of wind shear and CAPE provided ideal conditions for the supercells to congeal into a bowing mesoscale convective system that roared west to east across southern Wisconsin during the late evening hours of July 25th and early overnight hours of July 26th. Damaging wind gusts from the severe thunderstorm complex produced numerous reports of downed trees, power lines and some property damage to homes and businesses.

May 6, 2012

Severe thunderstorms, part of a mesoscale convective system (MCS) that developed over Minnesota the night before on the nose of a low-level jet of 35 knots, brought hail up to 1 inch in diameter and damaging wind gusts estimated at up to 65 mph (57 knots) as they pushed into South Central Wisconsin during the morning hours of May 6th. Trees and power lines were brought down by the severe thunderstorms winds. In addition, there were several reports of minor street flooding with the heavy rains that accompanied the severe thunderstorm complex, as well as two reports of minor fires caused by lightning strikes.

October 19, 2011

Rapidly developing low pressure moved across western Ohio and southeast Lower Michigan during the overnight period of October 19th and morning of October 20th. An associated strong pressure gradient produced strong gusty north to northeast winds over Washington, Waukesha and Walworth Counties. Sustained winds reached 30 mph, with estimated gusts up to 45 mph. The persistent strong winds downed weak trees and tree limbs which then snapped power-lines, causing scattered power outages.

February 17, 2008

An ice storm affected a 25 to 30 mile wide area stretching from Janesville to Ft. Atkinson to Delafield to West Bend to Port Washington thanks to about 11 hours of freezing rain. Ice accumulations ranged from 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Some light snow was mixed in with the freezing rain at times. The resultant icy roads were a factor in a fatality (indirectly-related) that occurred in a 1-vehicle accident near Milton when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Many civic functions and businesses had closed ahead of the storm. Ponding of water also occurred on many streets thanks to melting snow and freezing rain accumulations. Scattered power outages occurred as falling branches snapped power lines. Hundreds of vehicle accidents were reported by the media as drivers found it nearly impossible to climb even slight grades. This ice storm was the fourth winter storm/ice storm combination during the 2007-08 winter season across south-central and southeast Wisconsin, and was assocated with a larger winter storm that dumped 6' to 12 of new snow across parts of south-central Wisconsin on January 17th. Normally, an ice storm occurs only about once every three years across southern Wisconsin.


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Nov 11, 2022

Power outages follow tornado warnings; residents caught off guard

In Waukesha County, a power outage forced the cancelation of a 400-person fundraiser. We Energies showed more than 20,000 outages at one time.

Oct 12, 2022

Tracking power outages across southeastern Wisconsin

Severe weather left thousands throughout southeastern Wisconsin without power on Wednesday.

Oct 12, 2022

Pole struck in Calumet County prompts power outage | WFRV Open Navigation Close Navigation

Calumet County Emergency Management has notified the public of a power outage in the City of New Holstein.

Oct 4, 2022

Strong storms knock out power, damage trees across Milwaukee area

A cluster of strong thunderstorms are moving across central and into southeastern Wisconsin Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Sep 25, 2022

Pewaukee School District on 2-hour delay due to power outage

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Sep 12, 2022

Power outages reported across Southeast Wisconsin

Widespread flooding and storms are impacting power for more than 10,000 WeEnergies customers in the Milwaukee area Monday morning.

Sep 12, 2022

UPDATE: Oneida Casino reopened after power line outage | WFRV Open Navigation Close Navigation

The Oneida Casino across from Austin Straubel Airport which reportedly had no power earlier on Monday now is back open with power.

Aug 8, 2022

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oct 25 power droped out and came back on in seconds , but this happened 5 times. Power droped on sunday , and last week-end

mike | October 25, 2022  

Yes!! Since 2 am we have had no power on Windrift Lane and Elmhurst!

Liz | August 25, 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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Waukesha, Wisconsin

City Waukesha
County Waukesha
State Wisconsin (WI)
Country United States
Zip Codes 53186, 53187, 53188, 53189

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