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Athletics and Field Closures: Please call the rainout number 407-971-5586.
Aquatics Programs: Please call the rainout number 407-971-5587.
Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System
The Thor Guard lightning prediction system utilizes a highly sophisticated sensor and computer to measure and analyze the electrostatic field in the atmosphere. Lightning originates in this field, thus allowing Thor Guard to make calculations predicting its occurrence, even though there may be no visible evidence of lightning. Thor Guard predicts the probability of a lightning hazard in an area up to 25 square miles. More importantly, it provides specific readings of the risk within the immediate area.
Lightning "detection" systems require the occurrence of an actual lightning strike before a warning is given. Many times, this is just too late. Many airlines, explosive companies, government agencies, and other industrial users are utilizing Thor Guard for this very reason. Thor Guard is the only stand-alone lightning warning device used by most sections of the United States Golf Association, LPGA, and many local sections of the PGA of America.
When the Thor Guard lightning prediction system sounds a warning, one 15-second blast of the horn signals suspension of all activities. A strobe light will begin flashing and remain flashing until safe conditions return. You should immediately seek an appropriate, safe shelter. You may resume activities only after three 5-second blasts of the horn are sounded and the strobe light stops flashing.
Parks With Lighting System
The Thor Guard lightning system has been installed in 9 City parks:
- Boston Hill Park
- Friendship Park
- Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility
- Long Lake Park
- Oviedo Sports Complex
- Riverside Park/Skate Park
- Round Lake Park
- Shane Kelly Park
- Sweetwater Park