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: 2004
This page was posted on 28 April, 2005. Data was from STORMDATA and other sources.
During 2004, 3 people were killed and 31 were injured by lightning in Colorado. In an average year in Colorado, 3 people are killed and 13 are injured.
For more details of these casualties, and lightning casualties going back to 1980, please visit the Colorado "Day By Day" Lightning Casualty Statistics section of the Colorado Lightning Resource Page.
Below is a summary of the lightning casualties.
12 May 2004: 0830 mst, Montrose county, 15 SW Montrose. Lightning struck and killed a 34 year old male ranch worker. A dog was also killed.
29 May 2004: 1145 mst, - Jefferson county, 2 S Lakewood. Father/Son golfing were struck by lightning. Father killed and son seriously injured. 3 others were injured.
14 June 2004: 1900-2030mst (exact time unknown). Douglas county, Castle Rock Lightning struck a powerpole causing a minor injury to a 12 year old girl who was standing nearby.
15 June 2004: 1200mst, Park county, 3.5 NW of Alma. A man struck and injured by lightning while ascending the Summit of Mt Lincoln (ear drum ruptured and recieved 2nd and 3rd degree burns).
20 June 2004: 1350 mst, Grand county, Kremmling. 19 injured. Gulf Classic. 4 people hospitalized, 2 serious. Rest were minor injuries.
07 July 2004: 1700 mst, Jefferson county, Arvada. 9 year old boy injured by a flash at playground. Injuries were 1st and 2nd degree burns. Rescusitated on location.
19 July 2004: 1300 mst, Chaffee county, Vicinity of Monarch Ski Lodge. Young woman injured at Monarch Campground by lightning flash. Flown to University hospital in Denver, Colorado.
01 August 2004:1430 mst, Summit county, 7 E Breckenridge. A 28 yr old female killed and 2 others injured.
04 August 2004: 1615 mst, Douglas county, 4 NNW Castle Rock. 2 Golfers at 8th hole of Castle Pines injured (minor injuries).