National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
No. Date Day ST City/County Age Sex Location Activity
1 5/5 Tue SC Chester County 32 M Home Getting out of car
2 5/27 Wed FL Port St. Lucie 41 M Residential area Work: lawn care
3 5/27 Wed TX China 51 M Subdivision Construction
4 6/6 Sat CO La Plata County 65 F Subdivision, near tree Walking
 

Lightning Fatalities 2020 by State

(Direct Fatalities Only)

lightning fatalities in 2020

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
CO 1 F 1 (25%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 0 (0%)   2020 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
10 Yr Avg
FL 1 M 3 (75%) 10-19 0 (0%) Mon 0 (0%) Jan 0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SC 1   20-29 0 (0%) Tue 1 (25%) Feb 0 0 1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TX 1   30-39 1 (25%) Wed 2 (50%) Mar 0 0 0 0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
      40-49 1 (25%) Thu 0 (0%) Apr 0** 0 1 0
4
2
0
1
2
0
0
1
      50-59 1 (25%) Fri 0 (0%) May 3** 1 2 2
1
4
5
5
0
1
4
3
      60-69 1 (25%) Sat 1 (25%) Jun 1** 7 5 2
4
11
3
2
3
5
7
5
      70-79 0 (0%)     Jul   5 7 7
12
5
9
6
13
9
11
8
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug   5 2 3
13
4
5
4
7
6
4
5
              Sep   2 2 2
3
2
3
5
2
4
2
3
              Oct   0 1 0
0
 0
1
0
1
1
1
1
              Nov   0
0
0
0
 0
0
 0
 0
0
0
0
              Dec   0
0
0
1
 0
0
 0
0
0
0
0
              Year 4** 20 21 16
40
28
26
23
29
26
29
26**
*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 2010 to 2019. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

 

Fatality statistics for past years