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Annual Lightning Fatalities in the U.S. – Trend 1940 to 2015

Chris Robbins of iWeatherNet.com posted some interesting statistics on trends in lightning fatalities earlier this week.  They show a significant decrease in lightning deaths from 1940 to the present.  I think a lot of this can be attributed to the public information that has been stressed by the National Weather Service and other meteorologists.  But there still have been several lightning deaths in the Southeast in the past month, so be careful and “when thunder roars, go indoors.”

Source: Chris Robbins, iWeatherNet.com

Source: Chris Robbins, iWeatherNet.com