Contact Us

What Are Your Odds of Being Struck By Lightning in Twin Falls?

So you say lightning scares you?  Then Twin Falls, Idaho is the place for you.  Google Maps has a little known feature that can display the amount of “county-level lightning hazard data” and it turns out, we don’t see much (if any) in the greater Twin Falls area.  Those numbers increase and we head towards King Hill, Mountain Home and Boise.  And your odds of being struck go up even more as you get into Nampa and Meridian.

I was surprised that Hailey didn’t see more action but keep this in mind:  Those areas with “no data” aren’t necessarily the safest.  It doesn’t have to mean that lightning never strikes in Hailey… “No data” can simply mean that there’s either no data or that there were no fatalities linked to a lightning strike.  Which can be misleading when you consider all of the fires that are started by lightning strikes.

Take Florida for example.  Sheer frequency of strikes, coupled a dense population give them some fairly nervous statistics near Ft. Lauderdale.

Here’s an interactive map that you can play around with to see where you’re most and least likely to get struck by lightning.

More from 95.7 KEZJ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kezj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!