CNN: The US could see the fewest recorded deaths from lightning strikes this year. “In a year of increasingly bleak headlines, here’s one uplifting piece of news: The US is on track to experience the fewest recorded deaths from lightning strikes in a single year. Fourteen people have died from lightning strikes in the US so far this year. And because peak lightning season in the Northern Hemisphere takes place during June, July and August, the worst is likely behind us.” It’s not clear if this is the pandemic keeping people inside, deaths not being reported, or something meteorological. But I’m including it here because it’s interesting.