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U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2016: 20

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1 3/18 Fri LA Larose 28 F In tent Attending music festival Jacqui Stavis
2 3/25 Fri FL Hobe Sound 41 M Grassy field Family picnic Farooq Mohammad
3 4/15 Fri FL Boynton Beach 23 M Near tree Working in yard Bechelet Joseph
4 4/27 Wed MS Mantachie 37 M Outside barn Riding horse Tim Edge
5 4/27 Wed LA Slidell 36 M Construction site Working Elvin Arturo Castro-Santiago
6 6/13 Mon FL Manatee County 47 M Farm Loading truck Fleuridor Kercizan
7 6/24 Fri FL Daytona Beach 33 F Beach Standing in water Janika Gardner
8 6/25 Sat MO Festus 72 M Yard Standing with dog Daniel Kennedy
9 6/27 Mon MS Lumberton 24 M Yard Standing Thomas Whorton, III
10 7/10 Sun LA Pineville 45 M Parking lot Walking to car Scotty Rosier
11 7/14 Thu TN Dover 65 F Under tree Camping Franceen Crowl
12 7/14 Thu LA Baton Rouge 70 M Sheltering under tree Roofing Jose Humberto Vasconcelos
13 7/14 Thu AL Redstone Arsenal 19 M Outside building Outdoor Maintenance Jacob York
14 7/14 Thu VA Bedford County 23 M Along roadway   Robert Miller
15 7/15 Sat NC Yancey County 54 M Putting on rain gear Riding Motorcycle Scott Pasour
16 7/19 Tue CO Arvada 23 M Sheltering under tree Golfing Peter Hawkes
17 7/19 Tue AL Lawrence County 20 M In yard   Hunter Blankenship
18 7/20 Wed AZ Coconino County 17 M Near mountain top Hiking Wade Young
19 7/22 Fri UT Flaming Gorge Reservoir 14 F On reservoir Riding jetski Brooklyn Reynolds
20 7/25 Mon FL Bonita Springs 35 M Lanai (6th floor) Construction not yet known

Lightning Fatalities 2016 by State

2016 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
AL 2 M 16 (80%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 1 (5%)   2016 15 14 13 12 11 10
09
08
07
06 
10 Yr Avg
AZ 1 F 4 (20%) 10-19 3 (15%) Mon 3 (15%) Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
1
0
CO 1   20-29 6 (30%) Tue 2 (10%) Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
0
0
FL 5   30-39 4 (20%) Wed 3 (15%) Mar 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
1
0
1
0
0
LA 4   40-49 3 (15%) Thu 4 (20%) Apr 3 2 0 1 2 0 0
1
0
1
3
1
MO 1   50-59 1 (5%) Fri 5 (25%) May 0 4 5 5 0 1 4
2
2
5
5
3
MS 2   60-69 1 (5%) Sat 2 (10%) Jun 4 11 3 2 3 5 7
12
9
12
10
7
NC 1   70-79 2 (10%)     Jul 11** 5 9 6 13 9 11
10
14
10
16
10
TN 1   80-89 0 (0%)     Aug   4 5 4 6 6 4
3
0
9
7
5
UT 1           Sep   1 3 5 2 4 2
4
1
5
4
3
VA 1           Oct     1   1 1 1
1
0
2
2
1
              Nov     0     0 0
0
0
0
0
0
              Dec           0 0 0
0
0
0
0
              Year 20** 27 26 23 28 26 29
34
28
45
48
31*
*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Known Fatalities to date
Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2006 to 2015. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

Male_Female fatalties pictogram. See table above for list.

Fatality statistics for past years