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What is the number of yearly lightning strikes in the state of Fl? Not deaths... just strikes.


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A Google Search on the term: "global lightning strikes" gives this data by just about any area or sub-area you would want to as well as time of year and other variables.

Vince Calder


Tom and Judy,

You can find USA strike frequency maps at
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/primer/lightning/ltg_climatology.html

and at http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/lightning_map.htm

and a world frequency map at http://geology.com/articles/lightning-map.shtml

The number of flashes by state is probably kept by the National Lightning Detection Network, which is run by Vaisala, Inc. You may want to contact them to get detailed information for Florida.

The number of flashes per year varies from year to year.

David R. Cook
Meteorologist
Climate Research Section
Environmental Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory


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