USA saw fewest lightning deaths on record in 2013: ’23 Americans died from lightning in 2013, the fewest since records began in 1940′

By: - Climate DepotJanuary 13, 2014 3:23 PM

According to data from the National Weather Service. The previous record low was in 2011, which had 26 deaths. Accurate lightning death records go back 73 years to 1940.