Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:31pm
Average lightning flash density per county in the United States in 2018 VAISLA VIA BETHANY OSBORN

The National Hockey League team in Tampa Bay is called the Lightning for good reason. Central Florida has long been the lightning capital of the United States, and 2018 was no different (sort of). Vaisala recently issued its Annual Lightning Report, and not surprisingly, Florida had the highest mean cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning flashes per square mile followed by Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.

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