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Why July Is Lightning's Deadliest Month

Summer has historically been the deadliest period of the year for ...

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LIGHTNING

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July is the deadliest month for lightning in the United States, and so far in 2022

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According to the NLSC, five individuals were killed by lightning strikes in the first nine days of July.

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The latest was a 31-year-old man who died after being struck while floating down a creek in Brewton

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What are the causes of this surge

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Thunderstorms happen more often in the summer because June, July, and August have a lot of hot, humid air.

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This is happening as more people hike, camp, go to the beach, play sports, or work outdoors.

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This year, two were killed on the lake, two near their cars, one walking a dog, and one flying an RC plane.

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If you stroll outside, make sure you have a structure or vehicle nearby in case of a thunderstorm.

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