Weather Policy Reminder

A reminder of the following:

30/30 weather policy. If the sound of thunder is within 30 seconds of the lightning strike, all play must immediately cease and the game put on a weather delay of a minimum of 30 minutes. All participants should immediately take cover, and the diamond vacated including the dugout. The 30 minute window will reset each time this criteria is met.

Also, especially close to playoffs, it is important that we keep the games going when we can. Calgary weather changes quickly. If a game needs to be stopped due to weather, we should try to only delay the game if sufficient light is available and there is a chance the weather will clear up and the diamonds will be playable. Don’t immediately call the game. Sometimes a 20 minute delay is all that is needed.

If the coaches/parents want to call the game before it starts, and you feel the game has a chance to proceed, strongly advise them to wait instead of giving up on the weather. Once the game has started it is the umpire who will call/delay the game, not the coaches.

With any multi-diamond locations, the senior umpire should make the call. Once one diamond has called/delayed their games, all diamonds must follow.

See the CMSA official weather policy at: CMSUA Weather Policy

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