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 5/28 Thu FL Middleburg 35 M Rooftop Work, roofing
5 6/6 Sat CO La Plata County 65 F Subdivision, near tree Walking
6 6/28 Sun TX Dallas County 61 F Open area by metal fence Weed Wacking
7 7/2 Thu TX Dallas County 16 M In yard, under tree Moving hammock
8 7/3 Fri GA Moultrie 9 F Wooden shelter, near tree Walking
9 7/6 Mon PA Bradford County 43 M Open field under deer blind Working on deer blind
10 7/6 Mon PA Bradford County 34 M Open field under deer blind Working on deer blind
11 7/8 Wed IN Evansville 34 M Warehouse rooftop Roofing
12 7/19 Sun MO St. Louis 28 M Under tree Had been playing soccer
13 7/25 Sat CA Sierra County 47 M Lake Jetskiing
14 7/31 Fri MT Glendive 65 F Walking on road Walking
15 8/5 Wed NC Wilmington 77 M Yard Cutting up tree limbs
16 8/5 Wed NC Wilmington 42 M Yard Cutting up tree limbs
17 9/10 Thu FL Apopka 58 M Yard, next to tree Grilling


Lightning Fatalities 2020 by State

(Direct Fatalities Only)

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
CA 1 F 4 (24%) 0-9 1 (6%) Sun 2 (12%)   2020 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
10 Yr Avg
CO 1 M 13 (76%) 10-19 1 (6%) Mon 2 (12%) Jan 0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
FL 3   20-29 1 (6%) Tue 1 (6%) Feb 0 0 1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GA 1   30-39 4 (24%) Wed 5 (29%) Mar 0 0 0 0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
IN 1   40-49 4 (24%) Thu 3 (18%) Apr 0 0 1 0
4
2
0
1
2
0
0
1
MO 1   50-59 2 (12%) Fri 2 (12%) May 4 1 2 2
1
4
5
5
0
1
4
3
MT 1   60-69 3 (18%) Sat 2 (12%) Jun 2 7 5 2
4
11
3
2
3
5
7
5
NC 2   70-79 1 (6%)     Jul 8 5 7 7
12
5
9
6
13
9
11
8
PA 2   80-89 0 (0%)     Aug 2 5 2 3
13
4
5
4
7
6
4
5
SC 1           Sep 1 2 2 2
3
2
3
5
2
4
2
3
TX 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 17 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 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.

 

Lightning Fatality Chart by year and sec

Fatality statistics for past years