Inclement Weather

Criteria for suspension and resumption of play:

 
- When thunder is heard, or a cloud-to-ground lightning bolt is seen, the thunderstorm is close enough to strike your location with lightning.  Suspend play and take shelter immediately.
 
- Thirty-minute rule.  Once play has been suspended, wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard or a flash of lightning is witnessed prior to resuming play.
 
- Any subsequent thunder or lightning after the beginning of the 30-minute count, reset the clock and another 30-minute count should begin.

 

This policy applies to games & practices and means that everyone must leave the field and take cover.

 

The complete weather policy may be found at:

http://media-3.gameofficials.net/Lightning_safety_links_for_NWS.pdf