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There were 29 fatalities in 19 states in 2010
Alabama and Georgia numbered three lightning deaths.

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1

5/1 Sat IN New Haven 18 M In yard Sheltering under tree James Bryan Mitchell

2

5/8 Sat CT Bridgeport 29 M On jetty fishing Headed to shore Romeo Briscol
3 5/30 Sun LA Baton Rouge 8 M In yard near tree Family gathering Evan Elwood
4 5/31 Mon OH Clairsville 33 M Prison yard Headed to building Dalin Anderson
5 6/4 Fri NC Madison Cty 25 F Near mountain top Hiking Bethany Lott
6 6/12 Sat CO Chaffee Cty 53 M Highway Riding motorcycle William Carr
7 6/15 Tue MO Jennings 34 F Under tree Delivering mail

Christina Jones

8 6/15 Tue NC Graham 19 M Under tree Had been playing soccer Horacio Alejo-Ascensio
9 6/20 Sun WY Meeteese 70 M Open hilltop Getting better cell phone reception Robert Jesse
Gurney
10 6/24 Thu TX Stowell 37 M On Boat Crabbing Charles Franklin Weaver Jr.
11 6/29 Tue GA McDonough 14 M Outside home Sheltering under tree Eric Jarrell West
12 7/10 Sat AZ Tucson 53 M Golf course Golfing Francisco Juarez
13 7/11 Sun WY Sheridan Cty 63 M In mountains Running David Westlake
14 7/13 Tue GA Austell 16 F Outside apartment Sheltering under tree Chaquille Hunter
15 7/13 Tue GA Austell 14 F Under tree Walking home Theresa Seabrum
16 7/19 Mon NJ Middletown 49 M Under tree Watching house fire Anthony Forte
17 7/25 Sun AL New Hope 15 F In Lake Swimming Elizabeth Montalvo
18 7/25 Sun FL St. Joe Beach 40 M Beach Walking David Eugene Lee
19 7/25 Sun MD Rockville 48 M Near Tree Community gathering Carl Henn
20 7/25 Sun MD Annapolis 63 M On bay Jet Skiing Warren Douglas Smith
21 7/27 Tue KY Ft. Knox 18 F Military Field Seeking shelter Carmela Kirkland
22 7/28 Wed IL Pontiac 57 M On road Biking Ted Lambert
23 8/5 Thu KY Russelville 16 F Open field Digging potatoes Mary Ella Leid
24 8/5 Thu MA Castle Island 50 M   Walking Stephen O’Brien
25 8/7 Sat AL Bay Minette 34 M On river Boating Bryan A. Park
26 8/10 Tue ID Salmon 37 M On horse Herding cattle Michael Haslett
27 9/8 Wed MA Plymouth 29 M Under Tree Unknown Michael Pasakarnis
28 9/9 Thu TX Porter 21 M Soccer Field Coaching soccer Franco Emmanuel Olascoaga
29 10/24 Sun AL Barton 41 M Coal Barge Assembling barges Warren Mullens

Lightning Fatalities for 2010 by State

2009 Lightning Deaths.  See box below for text version.

2010 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age
Day Of Week
By Month
AL 3 Mal 22 (76%) 0- 9 1 (3%) Sun 8 (28%)   10
09
08
07
06 
Norm*
AZ 1 Fem 7 (24%) 10-19 8 (28%) Mon 2 (7%) Jan 0
0
1
0
1
0
CO 1   20-29 4 (14%) Tue 7 (24%) Feb 0
0
1
0
0
0
CT
1
  30-39 5 (17%) Wed 2 (7%)

Mar

0
1
0
1
0
1
FL 1   40-49 4 (14%) Thu 4 (14%) Apr 0
1
0
1
3
3
GA 3   50-59 4 (14%) Fri 1 (3%) May 4
2
2
5
5
6
ID 1   60-69 2 (7%) Sat 5 (17%) Jun 7
12
9
12
10
12
IL 1   70-79 1 (3%)     Jul 11
10
14
10
16
17
IN
1
  80-89 0 (0%)     Aug 4
3
0
9
7
12
KY 2           Sep 2
4
1
5
4
5
LA 1           Oct 1
1
0
2
2
1
MA 2           Nov    
0
0
0
0
MD 2           Dec    
0
0
0
0
MO 1           Year 29*
34
28
45
48
57
NC 2                        
NJ 1                        
OH 1                        
TX 2                        
WY 2                        
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 57 deaths per year (1980-2009) 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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