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Welcome to the Colorado Lightning Resource Page. This page has links to information about lightning activity in the state of Colorado, with an emphasis on the amount of lightning activity and lightning casualties. Please scroll down to see all the links.
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Click here for NOAA/NWS National Lightning Safety Information 

Colorado Lightning Safety Awareness Week: Held the last full week of June every year



What is lightning?


Lightning flash density maps for the state of Colorado


Lightning flash data counts by hour, date and county for the state of Colorado


Lightning casualty information for each county in Colorado 


Short write-up for each Colorado lightning casualty since 1980


Graphs & charts of Colorado lightning casualties


How does Colorado lightning activity rank as compared to the rest of the United States?


National lightning casualty statistics


Colorado lightning climatology studies


Colorado lightning casualty studies


Lightning Bolt from the Blue


  Plane being struck by lightning



This internet site is intended to serve as a resource for lightning information for the state of Colorado.  Knowing more about lightning, its causes, and some basic safety rules can help you and your family avoid needless exposure to the dangers of lightning.

We hope that you find this information useful.

Please email your comments, questions, and suggestions to

This page is a part of the Lightning Program at National Weather Service Pueblo 

"I woke last night to the sound of thunder,
How far off I sat and wondered..."

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Night Moves, from the album Nine Tonight