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Here is some things to remember what is involved.   We follow HFHS (see Attached PDF)Lightning Safety Procedure,   over the years we have a good set of resources to determine things involving weather Snow, Ice, Cold, Rain, Thunder, Lightning and Hot Conditions.   In review of your account, you are new to Wallen Complex so I would like to get you up to speed information that is listed on our website or emailed to everyone during year.

In our details of the guidelines:
1. Forecast weather in advance thru out the day
2 .Determine when play should be stopped
3. Determine when play resume.
4. Determine when if need to cancel
5. Who should monitor the weather and make the decision to stop activities.

Here is more detail information on preparation and confirming if it is near our area.

Just count the number of seconds that pass between a flash of lightning and the crack of thunder that follows it, then divide that number by five. The resulting number will tell you how many miles away you are from where lightning just struck.

Five seconds, for example, indicates the lightning struck 1 mile away, and a 10-second gap means the lightning was 2 miles away.

This technique is called the "flash-to-bang" method, and it can keep you safe during rainy summer weather. The National Weather Service recommends taking cover if the time between the lightning flash and the rumble of thunder is 30 seconds or less, which indicates the lightning is about 6 miles away or closer.


This method is based on the fact that light travels much faster than sound through the atmosphere: Light travels at 186,291 miles per second (299,800 km/s), whereas the speed of sound is only about 1,088 feet per second (332 meters per second), depending on air temperature.

Back to who should monitor the weather and make decisions? Recommend monitor should not be the coach, umpire, and or parent, because of there task at hands is the kids and not adequately monitor conditions.  The monitor must know the plan's guidelines and be empowered to assure that the guidelines are followed.

Once again I appreciate your feed back and hope I fully answered your questions. 
If you feel that it isn't, Wallen Complex is always in need of volunteers, to make things better.

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Wallen Complex Baseball and Softball

 8917 Village Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 260-489-0727

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