Athletics and Field Closures: Please call the rainout number 407-971-5586.
Aquatics Programs: Please call the rainout number 407-971-5587.
ThorGuard Lightning Prediction System
The ThorGuard 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 ThorGuard 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 ThorGuard 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 ThorGuard lightning system has been installed in 9 City parks:
- Boston Hill Park
- Friendship Park
- Gymnasium & Aquatic Facility
- Long Lake Park
- Oviedo Sports Complex
- Riverside Park/Skate Park
- Round Lake Park
- Shane Kelly Park
- Sweetwater Park
To view the current ThorGuard activity levels at the Gymnasium & Aquatic Facility, Friendship Park, and Sweetwater Park CLICK HERE.
To view the current ThorGuard activity levels at the Oviedo Sports Complex, Shane Kelly Park, Round Lake Park, and Long Lake Park CLICK HERE.
Boston Hill Park and Riverside Park do not have ThorGuard Mobile links at this time.
To access ThorGuard from a computer CLICK HERE.