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Wausau Power Outages Caused by Weather


December 16, 2021 - High Wind

High winds downed trees and power lines in Marathon County. Peak winds of 62 mph were measured at the Wausau airport.


December 16, 2021 - High Wind

High winds downed trees and power lines in Brown County. Peak winds of 60 mph were measured at the Green Bay airport.


July 28, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed numerous trees and power lines in Wausau. The time of this event is an estimate based on radar data.

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July 28, 2021 - Tornado

A brief tornado formed at 9:18 pm CDT west of Bevent in Marathon County and continued southeast before dissipating at 9:19 pm CDT. The tornado produced damage to trees (DI 28, DOD 2,3) and a power pole (DI 24, DOD 2). Total path length is estimated to be 0.22 miles long, with a width of 100 yards. Peak wind estimated to be around 85 mph.

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July 26, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed trees and power lines near Hogarty. The time of this event is an estimate based on radar data.

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April 12, 2020

A strong late season storm system brought significant snow, sleet and gusty winds to northeast Wisconsin from the late morning of April 12 through the early morning hours of April 13. The wet, heavy snow and strong winds produced some isolated power outages across north-central Wisconsin. A heavy band of snow from 6 to 15 inches fell north of a Marshfield to Wausaukee line with lighter amounts to the south.||Some of the higher snowfall totals included 15.0 inches in Spread Eagle (Florence Co.), 13.0 inches in Gleason (Lincoln Co.), 12.8 inches in Pelican Lake (Oneida Co.), 12.5 inches near Merrill (Lincoln Co.) as well as Argonne (Forest Co.), 11.8 inches near Amberg (Marinette Co.), and 10.0 inches in Lac Vieux Desert (Vilas Co.).

August 5, 2019

Thunderstorms developed in moist and unstable air ahead of a passing cold front. Some of the storms became severe, damaging trees and power lines and dropping large hail. Torrential rainfall also accompanied many of the storms.

September 20, 2018

A strengthening low pressure system, combined with a very moist air mass and an upper level disturbance to produce thunderstorms. Some of the storms became severe with damaging winds that downed trees and power lines, and damaged a barn and some outbuildings. A gust to 63 mph was measured as the storms moved across Washington Island.

June 11, 2017

Thunderstorms developed in the Dakotas on the night of June 10th in response to very warm and humid air interacting with a stalled frontal system. The line of storms moved across Minnesota and into western Wisconsin on the morning of June 11th and continued across much of central, north central and northeast Wisconsin during the late morning and early afternoon hours.||The storms produced damaging winds, mainly north of Highway 29, downing numerous trees and power lines, flattening at least 2 barns, and causing roof damage to several other buildings. At one point, 55,000 people were without power.

June 11, 2017

More thunderstorms developed later on the afternoon of June 11th in the vicinity of a surface frontal boundary. The storms downed trees and power lines across parts of northern Wisconsin and produced torrential rainfall that caused street flooding in Lac du Flambeau (Vilas Co.), Merrill (Lincoln Co.) and Antigo (Langlade Co.).


Thousands without power in Weston - Wausau Pilot & Review

Wausau Pilot & Review More than 4,400 residents are without power in the Wausau area Monday, with the bulk of the outages reported in Weston. Readers

Nov 14, 2022

Over 4,000 people in Stevens Point area without power | News | waow.com

(WAOW) -- A power outage is affecting a good portion of our viewing area, including more than 4,000 combined in the Stevens Point area, according to the Wisconsin Public Service

Oct 12, 2022

Power outages in northern Wisconsin caused by storms Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Wisconsin Public Service crews are currently working to repair a pair of outages caused by the thunderstorms that moved through Wednesday morning.

Oct 12, 2022

Area family of four stuck at Disney World resort as hurricane Ian bears down | Top Stories | waow.com

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- Hurricane Ian is impacting a family from Central Wisconsin.

Sep 29, 2022

Former Wausau man gets 20-year sentence in assault of 7-year-old girl - Wausau Pilot & Review

By Shereen Siewert A 27-year-old former Wausau man accused of assaulting a 7-year-old girl and offering her $25 to keep quiet was given a 20-year sentence

Sep 9, 2022

Arrest made in Wausau Spectrum outage - Wausau Pilot & Review

Wausau Pilot & Review A 55-year-old man is accused of intentionally damaging fiber-optic cables, resulting in a significant internet and

Aug 22, 2022

More than 2,200 without power in Portage County; about 36,000 in WPS service area Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

The five electric companies that service homes and businesses in Portage County are reporting more than 2,200 customers are without service as of Thursday morning.

Jun 16, 2022

EF1 tornado reported Wednesday in Outagamie County near Seymour

Severe weather tore across a large area of Wisconsin on Wednesday, including most or all of the state's largest population centers.

Jun 15, 2022

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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