Lightning Strike Number Data
Name: Tom & Judy
What is the number of yearly lightning strikes in the
state of Fl? Not deaths... just strikes.
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.
Tom and Judy,
You can find USA strike frequency maps at
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
Climate Research Section
Environmental Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
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