Top 10 Lightning Strike US Cities

By Heather Schultz – Re-Blogged From Accu-Weather

AccuWeather analyzed the cities with the highest numbers of reported lightning strikes relative to the cities’ population densities.

The cities with the most lightning strikes relative to population density lie primarily in the West and Midwest. Out of cities with populations greater than 100,000, the cities with the highest number of lightning strikes relative to population density lie in the South.

Top ten cities with the highest lightning densities

Rank City State
1 Green River WY
2 Rock Springs WY
3 Dickinson ND
4 Pierre SD
5 North Platte NE
6 Vernal UT
7 Huron SD
8 Spearfish SD
9 Kirksville MO
10 Hays KS

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