Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week: Lightning & Wildfires

By: Meteorologist Branden Borremans Email
By: Meteorologist Branden Borremans Email

More deadly than hurricanes or tornadoes, lightning strikes in America each year kill an average of 73 people and injure 300 others. In fact, since 1980, lightning has killed and injured more people in Colorado than any other thunderstorm hazard.

Lightning is also responsible for most wildfires in Colorado. This happens when lightning is generated from thunderstorms which produce minimal rainfall.

For more detailed info, visit our partners at the National Weather Service Office in Pueblo.


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