Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State UTAH
County/Area GARFIELD
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-21 18:00:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 15NW BOULDER
Begin Lat/Lon 38.07/-111.59
End Date 2012-07-21 18:00:00.0 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Subtropical moisture continued to move into Utah, creating scattered showers and thunderstorms across much of the state. However, the strongest storms were located over southern Utah, where flash flooding and strong thunderstorm winds were both observed. A lightning fatality also occurred with these storms.
Event Narrative A 24-year-old male was fishing at Row Lake, on the west side of Boulder Mountain, on the evening of July 21st. When a thunderstorm moved into the area, both the man and his dog took shelter under a tree. Lightning struck the tree, and both the man and the dog were killed.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 24 Male Under Tree


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZION LODGE WASHINGTON CO. UT 07/21/2012 17:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOULDER GARFIELD CO. UT 07/21/2012 18:00 MST-7 Lightning 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMINGTON WASHINGTON CO. UT 07/24/2012 11:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMINGTON WASHINGTON CO. UT 07/24/2012 12:30 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K