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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

2009 Lightning Deaths.  See box below for text version.

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
9
12
10
12
MI 2   70-79 2 (8%)     Jul 9 11
10
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
34
28
45
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

Fatality data for past years is also available.

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.


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