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Last Updated: 9/8/2021. 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 GA Tybee Island 15 F Beach In the water
3 7/16 Fri PA Taylor 71 M Golf course Golfing
4 7/17 Sat FL Marco Island 17 M Beach Beach activities
5 7/24 Sat FL Sanibel Island 41 M Beach Beach activities
6 7/30 Fri CA Fresno County 37 M Hiking Trail Hiking
7 8/12 Thu NY Bronx 13 M Beach Beach activities
8 8/24 Tue WI Menomonie 60 M Construction site Construction
9 8/30 Mon NJ South Seaside Park 19 M Beach site Lifeguarding
10 9/7 Tue FL Lakewood Ranch 19 M Roof Roofing


2021 Lightning Fatalities by State

(Direct Fatalities Only)

 

Last Updated: 9/8/2021. This page is updated when new information is received and reviewed for completeness.

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
NJ 2 M 9 (90%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 0 (0%)   21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
10 Yr Avg
GA 1 F 1 (10%) 10-19 5 (50%) Mon 1 (10%) Jan 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PA 1   20-29 0 (0%) Tue 2 (20%) Feb 0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
FL 3   30-39 1 (10%) Wed 1 (10%) Mar 0 0 0 0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
CA 1   40-49 1 (10%) Thu 1 (10%) Apr 0 0 0 1
0
4
2
0
1
2
0
1
NY 1   50-59 0 (0%) Fri 2 (20%) May 0 4 1 2
2
1
4
5
5
0
1
3
WI 1   60-69 1 (10%) Sat 3 (30%) Jun 2 2 7 5
2
4
11
3
2
3
5
4
      70-79 2 (22%)     Jul 4 8 5 7
7
12
5
9
6
13
9
8
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug 3 2 5 2
3
13
4
5
4
7
6
5
              Sep 1 1 3 2
2
3
2
3
5
2
4
3
              Oct - 0 0 1
0
 0
0
1
0
1
1
1
              Nov - 0
0
0
0
 0
0
 0
 0
0
0
0
              Dec - 0
0
0
0
 1
0
 0
0
0
0
0
              Year 10 17 21 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