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Massive Heat Wave; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain

A massive heat wave is consuming much of the Midwest into the Southern tier of the U.S. with hazy, hot and humid conditions. These dangerous conditions will likely persist through Thursday as widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect. North and east of the heat and area of high pressure, thunderstorms with damaging and severe winds, large hail and heavy rain are likely. Read More >

 

Colorado Lightning Casualty Studies:

Welcome to the Colorado Lightning Casualty Studies webpage of the Colorado Lightning Resource page. Research on lightning casualties which have occurred in Colorado can be found below. NOTE: These papers/posters were presented at scientific meetings or were published in scientific journals. 


Meteorological case studies of lightning strike victims in Colorado (2015)

Meteorological Analysis of the Rocky Mountain National Park Lightning Fatalities of 11 and 12 July 2014 (2014)

Meteorological case studies of lightning strike victims in Colorado (2012)

Meteorological case studies of lightning strike victims in Colorado - an update (2008)

Meteorological case studies of lightning strkie victims in Colorado (2006)

A small updraft producing a fatal lightning flash (American Meteorological Society; 2004)