Lightning Awareness week is this week. Here are some interesting facts about lightning from the NWS.
- Average people killed each year from lightning in the US = 54.
- Over 80% of lightning victims are male.
- All four victims this year in the US were male; three victims had been fishing.
- The last lightning fatality in Wisconsin was in 2011, in Minnesota there were 2 in 2009, and in Iowa it was 2008.
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This post was written by Schnack on June 26, 2012