Estimated number of Cloud to Ground (CG) lightning flashes
(in thousands) which occur in each county in Colorado per year. These values
were gathered by estimating the average flash
density for each county, and then multiplying this value by the size of the
county. Gilpin and Denver counties had values of 1.6 and 1.2 respectively. The
new county of Broomfield is not in this data set, and there are no plans in the
immediate future to include this new county. The actual average amount of cloud
to ground lightning for the state of Colorado is ~494,000
flashes per year*.
Please visit the flash density maps of the Colorado
Lightning Resource Page by clicking here.
Estimated number of cloud to ground lightning
flashes per year for the state of Colorado. Numbers are in thousands.
*Approximately 494,000 cloud to ground lightning
flashes occur in Colorado every year. Colorado ranks 26th in the nation
amount of cloud to ground lightning flashes. (Ron Holle, quotedfrom
the Rocky Mountain News, 30th June, 2001).
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