National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
No. Date Day State City Age Sex Location Activity Victim Name
1 5/3 Fri TX Junction 48 M State park Camping Robert Klemme
2 6/9 Sun FL Ormond Beach 45 M Highway Riding motorcycle  Benjamin Lee
3 6/13 Thu PA Westmoreland County 18 M At park, on peninsula in lake Fishing Brendan A. McGowan
4 6/13 Thu PA Westmoreland County 18 F At park, on peninsula in lake Fishing Kaitlyn E. Rosensteel
5 6/16 Sun AL Africatown 59 M On ladder at mother's house Working on roof Charles Jackson
6 6/23 Sun KY Murray 41 F Parking lot Walking Jamie Elder
7 7/4 Thu SC Lawshe Plantation 44 M Beach of river Sitting in water Ryan Gamble
8 7/14 Sun CO Boulder County 36 M Hiking trail Hiking Peter Jornroth
9 7/20 Sat IN Bremen 65 M Lake Boating Richard Eberhardt
10 7/21 Sun FL Clearwater Beach 32 M Beach Beach activities Garry Perks
11 7/30 Tue FL Wellington 20 F Rooftop Roof repair Romelia Ramirez  
12 8/4 Sun ND Richardton 32 M Hiking/biking trail Trail Work Kyle Brierley
13 8/15 Thu AL Gulf Shores 28 M Neighborhood development Home construction Kristopher Herronen
14 8/23 Fri NC Kitty Hawk 23 M Beach Beach activities Matthew Summerill
15 8/30 Fri OH Spring Grove Village 27 F In cemetery under tree Running Danielle Brosious
16 8/30 Fri OH Spring Grove Village 55 F In cemetery under tree Running Patricia Herlinger
17 9/14 Sat VA Bath County 12 M Under trees near house Playing Ian Hall
18 9/19 Thu TX Fannett 19 M In flood waters Rescuing horse Hunter Morrison
19 9/28 Sat KS Montgomery County 33 M State park Running, trail race Thomas Stanley
 

Lightning Fatalities 2019 by State

(Direct Fatalities Only)

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
AL 2 F 5 (26%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 6 (32%)   2019 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
09
10 Yr Avg
CO 1 M 14 (74%) 10-19 4 (21%) Mon 0 (0%) Jan 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
FL 3   20-29 4 (21%) Tue 1 (5%) Feb 0 1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
IN 1   30-39 4 (21%) Wed 0 (0%) Mar 0 0 0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
KS 1   40-49 4 (21%) Thu 5 (26%) Apr 0 1 0
4
2
0
1
2
0
0
1
1
KY 1   50-59 2 (11%) Fri 4 (21%) May 1 2 2
1
4
5
5
0
1
4
2
3
NC 1   60-69 1 (5%) Sat 3 (16%) Jun 5 5 2
4
11
3
2
3
5
7
12
5
ND 1   70-79 0 (0%)     Jul 5 7 7
12
5
9
6
13
9
11
11
9
OH 2   80-89 0 (0)     Aug 5** 2 3
13
4
5
4
7
6
4
3
5
PA 2           Sep 3** 2 2
3
2
3
5
2
4
2
4
3
TX 2           Oct  
 0
0
0
 0
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
VA 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 19** 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 2009 to 2018. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

 

MALE FEMALE FATALITY TOTALS, SEE TEXT

Fatality statistics for past years