Prior to the WES, it was unknown where people were located relative to the convective activity which produced the lightning flash which struck them. With the capability to examine radar, satellite and cloud to ground lightning data, we now has the capability to observe exactly where these victims were located relative to the storm. This paper will present findings from this study. It will discuss some of the difficulties associated with lightning forensic studies such as this one. It is hoped the findings from this study will better help the lightning safety community on how to advise people of the lightning threat.
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