How far away from a thunderstorm can lightning strike?

While injury from lightning strikes has increased since 1940, fatalities have decreased dramatically. In fact, lightning deaths have become exceedingly rare relative to other weather phenomena, but they still occur. The most dangerous lightning strikes are those that occur when our guard is down; lightning strikes from a sky that appears to be clear and […]

Lightning Stats for Injuries & Fatalities 1940 to 2015

Since the 1940s, the annual number of fatalities from lightning has been decreasing. In 1940, lightning was the #1 weather-related killer. In 2015, lightning was in last place. How many people were killed by lightning in 2015? Answer: Approximately 27 people were killed by lightning in 2015, according to NOAA records. This represents a 91% […]

Real-time lightning data displayed on Google Maps for street-level resolution

Latest Lightning Strikes on Google Maps

Future Radar Storm Chasers Live Storm Reports Rainfall Totals Lightning ⚡️ Live Street-level Lightning Map for Atlanta and DFW When thunderstorms develop, remember to watch this page or our regional lightning maps to see live strikes around the nation; or, zoom in to see FREE street-level lightning around DFW Texas and Atlanta Georgia. Age of […]

What is thunder? How hot is lightning?

Imagine yourself as a cloud, happily floating over the surface of the Earth without a care in the world. As you drift across the sky, the millions of tiny water droplets and ice crystals that you are composed of brush against each other, causing a buildup of electric charges in your cloud body. The negative […]

Live lightning strike data

Current Lightning Data – Real-time Strikes

Future Radar Storm Chasers Live Storm Reports Rainfall Totals Lightning Select a region to view the most recent (current) lightning strikes. The data will update in real-time. ● Full USA ● Dallas/Fort Worth ● Atlanta ● Northeast ● Great Plains ● West Coast