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Burlington Little League

Thunderstorm Policy


  • During a game or practice, if lightning is seen or thunder is heard, play should be suspended immediately.

  • When play is suspended, players, coaches and parents should move immediately to a car.No one should take shelter under the concession or dugouts during a thunderstorm.  These locations are not safe from a lightning strike.

  • Weather safety experts recommend waiting 30 minutes after a storm passes before resuming play.  Lightning strikes occur in all directions around storms, even behind them.  Do not rush to resume play even if skies begin to clear.  Wait 30 minutes after a storm passes (specifically: 30 minutes after the last lightning has been seen and/or thunder has been heard).

  • All coaches and assistant coaches should have access to the WeatherBug Little League software program.This application is available free of charge here.