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weathernms
05-31-2009, 11:33 AM
According to the National Climatic Data Center, there were over 750 lightning incidents/reports across the United States in 2008.

So which state reported the most lightning incidents in 2008? (Lightning incidents include buildings and humans struck by lightning)

Full details:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5181-Jackson-Weather-Examiner~y2009m5d30-Lightning

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
05-31-2009, 11:36 AM
Florida doesn't surprise me, but Colorado having 4 deaths also, does. Interesting.

Makes one rethink those lightening spells. :eek:

Skunkape
05-31-2009, 01:13 PM
Prior to the level of communication/scientific data collection we have today, within the last 20 to 30 years, Tampa Bay was considered the lightning capital of the world, but I think they've determined otherwise since then. Makes me somewhat happier!

GoddessGood
06-01-2009, 08:46 AM
Florida doesn't surprise me, but Colorado having 4 deaths also, does. Interesting.

Makes one rethink those lightening spells. :eek:

This does not surprise me. I knew a world class burn and trauma doc up in Greeley who told me he'd had a busy weekend one july. As the 4th had been that weekend I asked if he'd been treating fireworks burns and he said no, that they'd all come from a lake up in the foothils where people were swimming and enjoying the weather only to get hit by lightning. Aparently it's not uncommon for lightning to strike out of a sunny sky up there.

Sascha
06-01-2009, 08:59 AM
Hehe, we get our own lightning resource center, too: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/ltg.php

William Murderface
06-06-2009, 09:35 PM
happens in Montana quite a lot
idiots try to stick lightning rods in their back yard in the middle of a lightning storm