If you are interested in learning about where lightning occurs most often, you will enjoy reading Vaisala’s annual report of lightning statistics based on their National Lightning Detection Network. You can access it at https://www.xweather.com/annual-lightning-report. It shows the areas with highest lightning density by state and how it compares to previous years. They also provide a look at global lightning statistics and highlight a few different countries with unusual lightning occurrences in 2022. The Southeast gets more than its share, especially Florida, due to the long period of warm, humid days that are prone to thunderstorm activity each year.

2022 lightning stroke density. Source: Vaisala