RID4 Lightning Policy for Games

lightThe summer months bring warm and often, unstable, weather including thunderstorms. Little League managers and umpires in Rhode Island District 4 Little League are reminded of the District’s policy on game play and lightning.

Following the first strike of lightning, games must be delayed at least 15 minutes. If another lightning strike occurs within the first 15 minute delay, another 15 minutes is added from the time of the second strike. An additional 15 minute delay is added for every lightning strike.

Once a game is in progress, it is at the umpires’ discretion to call a game due to inclement weather conditions.

Click here to download to your smartphone the Little League Weather App which includes a lightning strike notification feature.

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