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There were 26 fatalities in 2011 in 18 States and Guam
Missouri and Utah tragically have 3 deaths

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1 5/23 Mon MO Joplin 31 M Outside open Tornado rescue Officer Jeff Taylor
2 6/7 Tue LA Shreveport 49 M Golf course Golfing Jay Greenleaf
3 6/9 Thu PA Sadsbury 13 M Open field Baling hay Levi Lantz
4 6/10 Fri NC Durham Cnt 45 M Field Feeding livestock Steven Taylor
5 6/11 Sat MT Bridger 54 M In open,
on horse
Herding cattle Gary Devries
6 6/21 Tue SC Ruby 26 M Open field Playing baseball Michael Gulledge
7 7/1 Fri WI Burnett Cnty 11 F Under Tree Camping McKenzie Klar
8 7/3 Sun NJ Hammonton 54 M Near Tree Family picnic Stephen M. Rooney
9 7/11 Mon UT Emery Cnty 56 M Open Desert Camping Joseph L. Geiser
10 7/12 Tue AZ Big Lake 46 M Camping Camping Rob Christopher
11 7/13 Wed UT Carbon Cnty 12 M Open area Camping, Scouts
  David Rayborn
12 7/23 Sat MI Oscoda Cnty 54 F River bank Tubing Lisa Mann
13 7/23 Sat MI Oscoda Cnty 54 F River bank Tubing Cheryl Nickert-Keyser
14 7/30 Sat MO Polaski Cnty 20 F River bank Canoeing Lindsey Smith
15 7/31 Sun MS Pacagula 41 M Pier Fishing Bobby Broadus
16 8/3 Wed SD Wasta 57 M On Interstate Riding motorcycle Kurt Stolba
17 8/4 Thu AZ Fredonia 64 F Grand Canyon Tourism German tourist
18 8/5 Fri MO Warsaw 78 F Boat Ramp Pulling out boat Peggy Louise White
19 8/8 Mon AR Rector 71 M Open Field Chopping cotton William “Neil” Arnol
20 8/18 Thu UT Bryce Canyon 51 M Under tree Tourism Volker Kunz
21 8/31 Wed CO Westcliffe 59 M Open area near mountain Camping Kirk Snyder
22 9/4 Sun OH Westchester 40 M On Lake Camping Donnell Russell

 

23 9/11 Sat FL Tampa 21 M Water Park In water evacuating pool Justin Savers Inversso
24 9/10 Sat KS New strawn 48 F Reservoir dam Bicycling Patty Gilliam
25 9/15 Thu NJ Atlantic City 40 M Building under construction Finishing concrete Bryan Bradley
26 10/14 Fri GU Hagåtña 59 M In water on reef Fishing Edward Cruz San Nicolas

Lightning Fatalities for 2011 by State

 

2011 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age
Day Of Week
By Month
AZ 2 Mal 19 (73%) 0- 9 0 (0%) Sun 3 (12%)   11 10
09
08
07
06 
Norm*
AR 1 Fem 7 (27%) 10-19 3 (12%) Mon 3 (12%) Jan 0 0
0
1
0
1
0
CO 1   20-29 3 (12%) Tue 3 (12%) Feb 0 0
0
1
0
0
0
FL 1   30-39 1 (4%) Wed 3 (12%) Mar 0 0
1
0
1
0
1
GU 1   40-49 7 (27%) Thu 4 (15%) Apr 0 0
1
0
1
3
2
KS 1   50-59 9 (35%) Fri 4 (15%) May 1 4
2
2
5
5
6
LA 1   60-69 1 (4%) Sat 6 (23%) Jun 5 7
12
10
14
10
12
MI 2   70-79 2 (8%)     Jul 9 11
11
14
10
16
16
MO 3   80-89 0 (0%)     Aug 6 4
3
0
9
7
12
MS 1   Unknown 0 (0%)     Sep 4 2
4
1
5
4
5
MT 1           Oct 1 1
1
0
2
2
1
NC 1           Nov 0 0 0
0
0
0
0
NJ 2           Dec 0 0 0
0
0
0
0
OH 1           Year 26* 29
35
29
47
48
55
PA 1                          
SC 1                          
SD 1                          
UT 3                          
WI 1                          
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. * - Known Fatalities to date

Note: Monthly normals are based on the 30-year average of 54 deaths per year (1981-2010) multiplied by the average monthly percentage of annual deaths from 1959-1994 as documented in NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-193 with Dec 1961 plane crash fatalities removed from the data.

Fatality statistics for past years