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To date in 2014, there have been 14 lightning fatalities

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1 5/9 Fri TX Nacogdoches 60 M Back yard near tree   Hank Wiederhold
2 5/14 Wed FL Seminole 40 M Construction site Closing car windows Agustin Navarrete-Guerrero
3 5/14 Wed FL Plant City 71 M Edge of lake Fishing Larry Webb
4 5/22 Thu NM Cimarron 44 M Highway Riding motorcycle Thomas Coburn Wartell
5 5/29 Thu FL Pompono Beach 55 M Rooftop Roofing car dealership Robert Elliott
6 6/13 Fri FL Milton 71 M Blueberry patch Picking blueberries James Donald McDaniel
7 6/18 Wed MI Pittsfield 32 M In park under tree   Dustin Flodin
8 6/30 Mon WI Janesville 63 M Roadway Fixing windshield wiper Gaylin E. 
9 7/1 Tue AR Etowah 16 M Under a tree Walking to house Steven Sheppherd
10 7/11 Fri CO Rocky Mountain NP 42 F Exposed hiking trail Hiking Rebecca R. Teilhet
11 7/11 Fri MS Quitman 23 F Family property Horseback riding Shannon Mosley
12 7/11 Fri GA Dawsonville 48 F Back yard Trimming hedges Mary Jo Fortune Kinney
13 7/12 Sat CO Rocky Mountain NP 52 M Parking area of overlook Sightseeing Tourism Gregory Cardwell
14 7/16 Wed FL Sarasota County 39 M Roof Roofing  

Lightning Fatalities for 2014 by State

lighting fatalities map, see list below

2014 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age
Day Of Week
By Month
AR 1 M

11 (79%)

0-9 0 (0%) Sun 0 (0%)   14 13 12 11 10
09
08
07
06 
Norm*
CO 2 F 3 (21%) 10-19 1 (7%) Mon 1 (7%) Jan 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
1
0
FL 5   20-29 1 (7%) Tue 1 (7%) Feb 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
0
0
GA 1   30-39 2 (14%) Wed 4 (29%)

Mar

0 0 1 0 0
1
0
1
0
1
MI 1   40-49 4 (29%) Thu 2 (14%) Apr 0 1 2 0 0
1
0
1
3
2
MS 1   50-59 2 (14%) Fri 5 (36%) May 5 5 0 1 4
2
2
5
5
6
NM 1   60-69 2 (14%) Sat 1 (7%) Jun 3 2 3 5 7
12
9
12
10
11
TX 1   70-79 2 (14%)     Jul 6* 6 13 9 11
10
14
10
16
15
WI 1   80-89 0 (0%)     Aug   4 6 6 4
3
0
9
7
11
              Sep   5 2 4 2
4
1
5
4
5
              Oct     1 1 1
1
0
2
2
1
              Nov       0 0 0
0
0
0
0
              Dec       0 0 0
0
0
0
0
              Year 14* 23 28 26 29
34
28
45
48
51
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
* Known Fatalities to date

Fatality statistics for past years

Male-Female lightning deaths: 2006-2014, contact the webmaster for text equivalent

Note: Monthly normals are based on the 30-year average of 51 deaths per year (1984-2013) 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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