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Number of Lightning Strikes in Tucson

Tucson--Lightning --Number of Strikes
This chart covers direct lightning strikes in Pima County and Tucson. These strikes are cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.

Year
Pima County
Tucson
2005
75,558
3,354
2004
77,417
2,418
2003
90,994
4,174
2002
56,018
3,174
2001
52,237
2,396
2000
82,981
4,890

Most Tucson Lightning strikes occur between July and September.
Sources:
"Danger Season." Tucson Citizen. June 16, 2006. Page 1.
"Debunking those monsoon myths." Arizona Daily Star. June 14, 2009. Page B4.
 

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Last Update: 12-15-2010 12:16pm

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