First Lightning Fatality in 2022

The first known lightning fatality of 2022 occurred Wednesday morning south of Los Angeles, California

Unfortunately, the first known lightning fatality of the year occurred Wednesday morning just south of Los Angeles. A lady was walking her dogs when they were struck. Her and the dogs have died.

Chart by National Lightning Safety Council

Chart by National Lightning Safety Council

Chart by National Lightning Safety Council

According to the National Lightning Safety Council “Based on the past 10 years, the U.S. averages 6 lightning deaths by June 22.  This is the latest in the year that the first lightning death has occurred.”