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Weekly Announcements

September
12





KSHSAA GUIDELINES FOR LIGHTNING SAFETY

With all of the weather challenges in the first few weeks of the season, it is important to remind everyone of weather guidelines and safety procedures.

  1. WHEN THUNDER IS HEARD OR CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING IS SEEN, THE LEADING EDGE OF THE THUNDERSTORM IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO POSE A LIGHTNING RISK. SUSPEND PLAY AND TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.
  2. ONCE PLAY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, WAIT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES FROM THE LAST SOUND OF THUNDER OR LIGHTNING STRIKE WITNESSED BEFORE RESUMING THE ACTIVITY.
  3. ANY SUBSEQUENT THUNDER OR LIGHTNING STRIKE DURING THE 30 MINUTE WAITING PERIOD RESETS THE CLOCK, AND A NEW 30 MINUTE WAITING PERIOD BEGINS. ANYTIME LIGHTNING CAN BE SEEN OR THUNDER HEARD, RISK IS PRESENT! SCHOOL CONSIDERATIONS:
    • a. A documented plan for handling severe weather situations such as lightning should be in place.
    • b. The persons responsible for monitoring weather activity and determining when to suspend practice or competition should be identified. *Ideally this person will NOT be a coach or an official involved in the game or practice, as they may to too involved with their other duties to monitor the weather.
    • c. There are many different methods of monitoring the weather. The internet and mobile device weather applications are one option. Weather radios are available through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service. The Weather Channel can also provide good information on storm movement and strength. Each school will need to determine their most effective means of monitoring the weather. National Weather Service contact information, areas of coverage, and weather radio frequencies are provided on the back of this document.
    • d. All personnel, athletes, and spectators should be clearly informed in advance of available safe structures or shelters in the event of severe weather.
    • e. The most ideal safe structure is a fully enclosed building with plumbing, electrical wiring, and telephone service which all aid in grounding the structure.
    • f. Fully enclosed automobiles with metal roofs, including school buses, provide adequate shelter as well.
    • g. Avoid using bathrooms or showers as shelter areas as the plumbing pipelines provide a path for the lightning to enter the structure. Also avoid using corded telephones or headsets during a thunderstorm, and avoid standing near utilities.
    • h. If communication is necessary during the storm, cellular and cordless phones are considered reasonably safe.

Additional reminder: In the event a game must be suspended because of conditions which make it impossible to continue play, the head referee along with the administration of both schools shall declare it an official game if one complete half or more of the game has been played. If less than one-half of the game has been played, the game must be rescheduled to restart from the suspension of play according to state association adoption by KSHSAA Executive Board.

 

[Previous Weeks]

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions

6A

5A

4-1A

OP-Blue Valley Northwest

Salina-South

Rose Hill

6A

5A

4-1A

Shawnee Mission West

OP-St. Thomas Aquinas

SM-Bishop Miege


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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