Power Outage in Wichita, KS

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The Sedgwick County Electric Cooperative Association Inc
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(316) 542-3131
Kansas Gas Service
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(888) 482-4950
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Western Area Power Administration
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(720) 962-7000
Butler Rural El Coop Assn, Inc, KS
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(800) 464-0060
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Highline Electric Assn
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(970) 854-2236

Wichita Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 17, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Powerlines down and large tree limbs down on the 6100 block of E Douglas Avenue.

Eastborough - Eastborough
June 5, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines were reported blown down.

Park City - Park City
May 9, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines were reported down at the 2300 block of south Victoria in Wichita. The lines were down in a yard.

Oaklawn - Oaklawn
March 31, 2023 - High Wind

Wichita Eisenhower National Airport ASOS measured a wind gust to 58 mph about 30 minutes before the peak gust of 62 mph. A power pole was leaned over into the street near Clearwater as well.

June 10, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Report on social media of downed power line on Orne and Oliver Streets.

Eastborough - Eastborough


May 17, 2022

A line of severe storms raced southeast across central and south central Kansas during the late evening and overnight hours of May 17th into early on May 18th, 2022. Wind speeds of 60 to 75 mph were common with these storms. Tree limbs and power lines were blown down as well as several locations noting shingle loss.

April 29, 2022

A powerful low pressure system approached Kansas on Friday April 29th allowing a sharp dryline to track generally along Interstate 135. Storms first developed across central and northeast Kansas near the warm front, but as the early evening hours continued, a couple of storms fired just east of Wichita. One of these storms produced a strong tornado across the east side of Andover, causing extensive damage. This tornado was eventually rated an EF-3. A total of 6 more tornadoes were produced by other storms across portions of central Kansas all the while, blowing dust was proving to be a major hindrance behind the frontal boundary.

December 15, 2021

A very strong low pressure system tracked out of the Rockies and marched across the Central Plains into the Upper Mississippi Valley. Further up in the atmosphere, a SW to NE directional mid-level jet was present along with impressive lapse rates. This setup was conducive to allow mixing of the extraordinary winds aloft all the way to the surface. As such, most areas to the west of the Interstate 35/135 corridor experienced historic straight line winds of 75 to 100 mph. Russell, KS recorded the highest gust of the day at 100 mph. All the while, Grassland Fire Danger Indices (GFDI) were in the catastrophic category for the same geographic area, and the Red Flag Threat Index (RFTI) yielded historical values for much of the same area. Once these record breaking winds were advected into Kansas, power lines began to fail and crash to the ground. Sparks began to fly as the lines toppled, and many wildfires were then set ablaze. Additionally, scattered thunderstorms and lightning in the area may have helped initiate fires. At this time, approximately 167,000 acres have been reported as burned across the state according to the Kansas Forest Service. The grandest of them all was the Four County Fire which engulfed much of northwest Russell and northeast Ellis counties along with smaller portions of Osborne and Mitchell counties. This Four County Fire comprised approximately 121,622 of those burnt acres which makes it the 3rd largest wildfire in Kansas since 2001 per the Office of the Kansas Fire Marshall. The communities of Fairport, Paradise, and Waldo were evacuated along with a portion of Luray for safety. Lastly, a convectively unstable atmosphere was present, and severe weather ensued as a line of severe thunderstorms developed across central and south central Kansas then rapidly moved to the northeast. This was the beginning of a derecho that not only affected Kansas but many states across the Upper Mississippi Valley. In fact, according to the Storm Prediction Center, the severe weather that occurred on the 15th set the record for the number of hurricane force (75+ mph) thunderstorm wind gust reports in a day (64) since 2004. This number of reports broke the previous record (53) of hurricane force (75+ mph) thunderstorm wind gusts in a day that occurred with the more well-known and publicized Corn Belt Derecho of August 10th, 2020.

January 1, 2021

A strong winter storm located over central Texas, took an unusual path straight north-northeast into southern Kansas during the early morning hours of January 1st, 2021. This New Years Day storm led to a swath of heavy snow falling along or just west of the Kansas Turnpike. The heaviest snow axis, with 5 to 7 inches went from Harper, Kansas to the eastern half of Wichita to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Further to the east over portions of the Flints Hills and southeast Kansas, warm air spread north over the shallow cold air, to produce freezing rain on trees and power lines. The glazing from the freezing rain, ranged from three tenths of an inch to a tenth of an inch.

October 25, 2020

An unusual October winter storm affected much of south central Kansas on October 26th and 27th. The event started during the early morning hours of Monday, October 26th as a mix of sleet and snow with a second round on Tuesday which consisted of mostly sleet and freezing rain. Locations across Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk and Montogomery counties saw the most significant ice accumulation. The towns of Winfield and especially Arkansas City were hit hard, with numerous reports of widespread power outages along with large trees down. ||Wichita set new snowfall records for both October 26th and 27th. The 1.3 inches on the 26th was the most snow Wichita has ever received that early. The 1.6 inches from both days combined makes October 2020 the 2nd snowiest October on record for Wichita.


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Nov 16, 2022

Scheduled outage to allow maintenance in Mulvane | Area | derbyinformer.com

On the night of Nov. 17, electrical crews will perform scheduled maintenance at the El Paso substation in Mulvane. Due to that work, businesses and residents in Mulvane may experience

Nov 15, 2022

Power back on in W. Wichita after large outage Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

A large section of west Wichita from 21st and Ridge road is without power.

Oct 23, 2022

Power outage at Austin airport leads to flight delays Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays that continued even after electricity was restored.

Sep 7, 2022

Storm disrupts power - GREAT BEND TRIBUNE

Barton County and other parts of central Kansas were under a hazardous weather outlook Thursday evening when a storm hit Great Bend, knocking out the power and dumping enough rain to flood portions of streets starting around 7:20 p.m.

Sep 1, 2022

Dole VA Medical Center fully operational after power outage Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Areas of the facility remained on emergency power until shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Aug 3, 2022

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I have no power over at Lincoln and Grove. (67211) Started at just before 4:00 with flashing & flickering lights then hasn't came back on yet.

Lil | March 18, 2021  

Power out at 47th and Hydraulic since 8 am

Keith Meikle | February 16, 2021  

No power at 13th and Oliver

Hutton | February 16, 2021  

Been out since 7:12am 67218..Pawnee and Oliver area

SP | February 16, 2021  

Outage near 29th and ridge

Tjf | 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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Wichita, Kansas

City Wichita
County Sedgwick
State Kansas (KS)
Country United States
Zip Codes 67201, 67202, 67203, 67204, 67205, 67206, 67207, 67208, 67209, 67210

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