Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Lightning
State ARIZONA
County/Area NAVAJO
WFO FGZ
Report Source Newspaper
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-09-20 13:00:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 1SE CLAY SPGS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.36/-110.29
End Date 2009-09-20 13:00:00.0 MST-7
End Location 1SE CLAY SPGS
End Lat/Lon 34.36/-110.29
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 3/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A lightning bolt hit the ground near three people that had stopped riding their motorcycles because of the heavy rain.
Event Narrative Four motorcyclist stopped on the shoulder of a roadway because of the heavy rain. One of them hid in a near by culvert. While stopped, lightning hit the ground near the three cyclists knocking them on the ground. All three were air lifted to hospitals. The woman had badly burned feet. One man was very disoriented. The third man was unconscious. The current had entered his feet and exited his head in three places. He died two days later in the hospital.


Event Fatality Details:

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 68 Male Outside/Open Areas


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 3 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY SPGS NAVAJO CO. AZ 09/20/2009 13:00 MST-7 Lightning 1 3 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 3 0.00K 0.00K