Case Studies

Featured Case Study

WHAT: Horns alert golfers to lightning; lightning strikes the 13th green soon after.
WHERE: Park Ridge Golf Course, Palm Beach, FL
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM EST 
ADVANCED ALERT: 25 minutes advanced warning provided.

More Safety Solutions in Action Case Studies

September 18, 2013, Shaw Visual and Performing Arts School, St. Louis, MO
Two teachers injured after lightning hits nearby tree.

September 13, 2013, University High School, Orlando, FL
Lightning strike at football game demonstrates the need for lightning warning systems.

September 12, 2013, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Hanover,MD
BWI tower closes after lightning strike injures airport controller. 

September 11, 2013, Larksville, PA
A 15-year-old boy is expected to recover after he was hit by lightning.

August 21, 2013, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Lightning strikes GSU football field, player taken to hospital.

July 27, 2013, Ridge Golf Course, Palm Beach, FL
Horns alert golfers to lightning; lightning strikes the 13th green soon after.

July 27, 2013, Antelope Hill Golf Course, Prescott, AZ
Golfer injured by lightning during play.


July 23, 2013, Le Fevre Overlook, Fredonia, AZ
A man and woman are fatally injured when lightning strikes near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona.

July 18, 2013, Wellington, CO (PDF)
Lightning strike injures 10; 2 critically hurt and 4 with serious injuries. KDVR TV in Denver uses WeatherBug lightning data to analyze this event.

July 15, 2013, Mather Point, Grand Canyon, AZ
Lightning strikes the Grand Canyon and injures tourists.

July 7, 2013, Lake Taghkanic State Park, NY
Man fatally injured by lightning in state park.

July 29, 2013, Indianapolis, IN
Lightning strike injures 3 children at a Jewish summer camp.

June 26, 2013, Collier County, FL
Construction worker fatally injured while working on a house.

June 24, 2013, Camp Bell, Gilmanton, NH
Lightning strike impacts 23 children at a Boy Scouts camp.

June 24, 2013, Glen Mills Schools, Glen Mills, PA
School employee is fatally injured by lightning.

June 23, 2013, Point Sabago Resort, Casco, ME
Three people at lake resort struck by lightning.


May 30, 2013, Downers Grove, IL
Lightning strike kills high school student in Downers Grove.

May 28, 2013, Bellair Beach, FL
Woman fatally injured by lightning while at the beach.

May 28, 2013, Magna, UT
Playground aide suffers minor injuries after a close proximity lightning strike.

May 26, 2013, Shelbyville, IL
A man fishing was struck and fatally injured by lightning.

May 24, 2013, Austin, TX
Airport worker shook up after close lightning strike.

May 21, 2013, Granby, MA
Lightning strike on school property injures three, including 16-year-old MacDuffie School student.

April 29, 2013, Bee Cave, TX
Three injured in lightning strike near Bee Cave.

April 09, 2013, Brownsville, WI
Two men were struck by lightning working at a quarry. WeatherBug provided clients in the area 22 minutes advanced warning.

October 14, 2012, Cypress, TX
Roofing worker struck by lightning atop school.

October 3, 2012, Fort Myers, FL
A student from Southwest Florida Christian Academy was fatally struck by lightning at football practice.

September 26, 2012, Denver, CO
A man was struck by lightning and injured leaving a synagogue.

September 13, 2012, Jacksonville, TX
Four people, including  Jacksonville teachers, struck by lightning.

September 7, 2012, Demarest, NJ
Man killed by lightning strike on the campus of Demarest High School.

August 5, 2012, Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA
NASCAR fan killed by lightning; 9 injured.

April 4, 2012, Riceville, IA
A boy was injured critically by a lightning strike at a campground.WeatherBug provided clients in the area 40 minutes advanced warning.

August 1, 2012, Wildwood, NJ
Four people were taken to a local hospital after lightning struck near beach. WeatherBug provided clients in the area 1 hour and 10 minutes advanced warning.

July 15, 2012, Houston, TX
A cloud-to-ground strike was detected yards from a soccer field, killing two and injuring one. WeatherBug provided clients in the area 1 hour and 45 minutes advanced warning.

June 25, 2012, North Stonington, CT
15 workers injured by lightning when seeking shelter in a shed on a golf course. WeatherBug provided clients in the area 81 minutes advanced warning.


June 10, 2012, Gulf Shores, AL
Boy survives lightning strike at beach. WeatherBug provided clients in the area 1 hour and 13 minutes advanced warning.

June 6, 2012, Port Orange, FL
Woman injured after lightning strikes golf course. WeatherBug provided clients in the area 12 minutes advanced warning.

March 15, 2012, Seymour, IN
Lightning incident injures softball players at Seymour High School. WeatherBug provided clients in the area 14 minutes advanced warning.

September 11, 2011, Tampa, FL
Lightning Strikes, Kills Lifeguard at Adventure Island Park.

September 4, 2011, Morgantown, WV
Lightning strike during a West Virginia University football game shows need for lightning safety in large venues.

July 13, 2011, Scofield, UT
Two Boy Scouts struck by lightning; one fatally injured.

March 31, 2011, Holiday, FL
A school employee at Gulfside Elementary was struck by lightning at 8:22 AM.

October 2010
Two Utah teenagers injured after they were struck by lightning outside their school. KOIN TV uses WeatherBug lightning data to analyze this unfortunate event.


June 2009
A 12-year-old was struck and killed by a powerful lightning bolt at a little league game in Fredericksburg, VA. WJLA TV in Washington, D.C., uses WeatherBug lightning data to help tell the story.

June 11, 2009, Spring Lake Golf Resort, Sebring, FL
Golfer struck and fatally injured by lightning.

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