Interesting Facts About Lightning

The majority of lightning strike victims are male. Experts attribute this to the large number of male golfers, football and soccer players, fishermen, roofers, and tall-building construction workers.

The most deaths from lightning occur on Sundays (the most popular day to be out partaking in sporting activities).

Most of us think Oklahoma or Texas is the ‘deadliest’ when it comes to lightning casualties, but in fact it is Florida. Twice as many lightning strikes occur in the Sunshine State than any other state.  The other states in the top 5 are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas based on the number of strikes per square mile according to this Weather Channel article.

More people are killed every year in the United States by lightning than by tornadoes or hurricanes.

INO Technologies reminds you to always play it safe when it comes to storms.  If your local weather meteorologist predicts thunderstorms or severe weather, plan accordingly, and bring your portable INO Weather ProÔ weather monitor with lightning detection with you so you can detect how far away the lightning is.

Author: Michael