Welcome to the yearly summary section of the Colorado Lightning Resource Page. This page summarizes the previous years' lightning casualties for the State of Colorado.

Summary Year: 2013

This page was posted on 27 December 2013. Data was from STORMDATA and other sources.

In 2013, twenty two (22) people were injured by lightning in Colorado. There were no fatalities. In an average year, 3 people in the Centennial State are killed by lightning and 13 are injured (1980-2012 data).

For more details of these casualties, and lightning casualties going back to 1980, please visit the Colorado Lightning Statistics section of the Colorado Lightning Resource Page.


18 July 2013, 1400 mst (1500 mdt), Larimer county: Nine (9) farm workers working the fileds of Grant Family far in Wellington were injured by a single lightning strike. Two were critically injured and all were transported to hospitals. The two critically injured people were semi-conscious, could not walk and had muscle weakness and tingling in their hands and feet.  Four other workers had serious injuries and three others had minor injuries.

18 July 2013, 1422 mst (1522 mdt), Larimer county:  A 65 year old women was struck by lightning in Rocky Mountain National Park. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

31 July 2013, 1345 mst (1445 mdt), El paso county: Twelve (12) soldiers, involved in a training exercise, were struck by lightning  south of Butts Field on the north side of Fort Carson. Two soldiers were taken to a local hospital in Colorado Springs, one in critical condition. The other soldiers were taken to the base hospital for medical treatment and were later released.


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