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Last Updated: 7/20/2021. This page is updated when new information is received and reviewed for completeness.

No. Date Day ST City/County Age Sex Location Activity
1 6/9 Wed NJ Chester County 70 M Golf course Golfing
2 6/12 Sat SC Tybee Island 15 F Beach In the water
3 7/16 Fri PA Taylor 71 M Golf course Golfing


Lightning Fatalities 2021 by State

(Direct Fatalities Only)

 

Last Updated: 7/20/2021. This page is updated when new information is received and reviewed for completeness.

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
GA 1 F 1 (33%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 0 (0%)   21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
10 Yr Avg
NJ 1 M 2 (67%) 10-19 1 (33%) Mon 0 (0%) Jan 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PA 1   20-29 0 (0%) Mon 0 (0%) Feb 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
      30-39 0 (0%) Wed 1 (33%) Mar 0 0 0 0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
      40-49 0 (0%) Thu 0 (0%) Apr 0 0 1 0
0
4
2
0
1
2
0
1
      50-59 0 (0%) Fri 1 (33%) May 0 4 1 2
2
1
4
5
5
0
1
3
      60-69 0 (0%) Sat 1 (33%) Jun 2 2 7 5
2
4
11
3
2
3
5
5
      70-79 2 (67%)     Jul 1 8 5 7
7
12
5
9
6
13
9
8
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug 0 2 5 2
3
13
4
5
4
7
6
5
              Sep 0 1 2 2
2
3
2
3
5
2
4
3
              Oct 0 0 0 1
0
 0
0
1
0
1
1
1
              Nov 0 0
0
0
0
 0
0
 0
 0
0
0
0
              Dec 0 0
0
0
0
 1
0
 0
0
0
0
0
              Year 3 17 20 21
16
40
28
26
23
29
26
25**
*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Note: Data are considered preliminary. Refer to Storm Data for official data.

Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2011 to 2020. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

 

Lightning Fatality Chart by year and sec

Fatality statistics for past years