Colorado Lightning Casualty Case Studies
Welcome to the Colorado Lightning Casualties Case Study web page of the Colorado Lightning Resource Page. This web page has links to individual case studies of people who were struck by lightning in Colorado. In addition, summary reports of "what was learned" from these individual case studies are available at the bottom of this page (scroll down).
Individual Case Studies of Lightning Strike Victims in Colorado:
25 July 2000 - Pikes Peak fatality (formal AMS article - click here) *1
Additional events have occurred (below), and these events have been combined in the research papers at the bottom of this page.
29 May 2004 - Littleton Fatality
07 July 2004 - Arvada Injury
01 August 2004 - Breckenridge Fatality
06 September 2005 - Rocky Ford Fatality
24 July 2008 - Mineral County Fatality
06 June 2009 - Evans, Colorado Fatality
12 June 2010 - Browns Canyon Motorcycle fatality
31 August 2011 - Hermit Lake
The documents below are summaries of the above events/case studies:
Meteorological Case Studies of Lightning Victims in Colorado (AMS) This paper was written in 2006).
Meteorological Case Studies of Lightning Victims in Colorado - an Update. (AMS) This paper was written in 2009).
Meteorological Case Studies of Lightning Strike Victims in Colorado (ILMC). This paper was written in 2012.
Meteorological Analysis of the Rocky Mountain National Park Lightning Fatalities of 11 and 12 July 2015 (AMS). This paper was written in 2015.
*1These two case studies were published in a book titled :NOLS Lightning" John Gookin and Scott Morris.
*2 This case was published in a book titled "Life After Shock - Volume 3;" Steve Marshburn, editor.