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Colorado’s No. 1 weather killer and how to stay safe
DENVER -- Statistics since 1980 reveal that Colorado averages three lightning fatalities and 13 injuries per year. Digging deeper into the data, it's mostly men at 2 p.m. on weekends in July in El Paso County who die in lightning strikes. That's when thunderstorms are most likely to coincide with summer outdoor recreation.