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2019 Lightning Safety Fatalities

No. Date Day State City Age Sex Location Activity Victim Name
1 5/3 Fri TX Junction 48 M -- Camping Robert Klemme
2 6/9 Sun FL Ormond Beach 45 M Highway Riding Motorcycle  To Be Determined
3 6/13 Thu PA Westmoreland County 18 M At park, on peninsula in lake Fishing Breden A. McGowan
4 6/13 Thu PA Westmoreland County 18 F At park, on peninsula in lake Fishing Kaitlyn E. Rosesteel

 

Lightning Fatalities 2019 by State

Map showing lightning deaths by state for current year

2019 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
FL 1 F 1 (25%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 1 (25%)   2019 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
09
10 Yr Avg
PA 2 M 3 (75%) 10-19 2 (50%) Mon 0 (0%) Jan 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TX 1   20-29 0 (0%) Tue 0 (0%) Feb 0 1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
      30-39 0 (0%) Wed 0 (0%) Mar 0 0 0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
      40-49 2 (50%) Thu 2 (50%) Apr 0 1 0
4
2
0
1
2
0
0
1
1
      50-59 0 (0%) Fri 1 (25%) May 1 2 2
1
4
5
5
0
1
4
2
3
      60-69 0 (0%) Sat 0 (0%) Jun 3** 5 2
4
11
3
2
3
5
7
12
5
      70-79 0 (0%)     Jul   7 7
12
5
9
6
13
9
11
11
9
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug   2 3
13
4
5
4
7
6
4
3
5
              Sep   2 2
3
2
3
5
2
4
2
4
3
              Oct  
 0
0
0
 0
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
              Nov  
0
0
0
 0
0
 0
 0
0
0
0
0
              Dec  
 0
0
1
 0
0
 0
0
0
0
0
0
              Year 4** 20 16
40
28
26
23
29
26
29
35
27**
*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Note: Data are considered preliminary. Refer to Storm Data at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/IPS/sd/sd.html for official data.
Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2007 to 2016. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

chart showing male/female lightning deaths, see table above for text equivalent

Fatality statistics for past years