Lightning Prediction In College Station!

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lightsign.jpgLightning Prediction Systems have been installed and are now operational in many of the City’s parks and schools. The purpose of this system is to further contribute to the safety of users of the outdoor facilities by complementing existing rules and practices already in place. A strobe light will begin to flash and one long 15-second audible alert will sound to indicate that conditions conducive to lightning are present. Procedures to clear fields and pools, stop or postpone athletics, and reduce exposure of personnel outside will be implemented as appropriate. Once the danger has

past, the system will sound an “All Clear” with three short audible blasts of the horn and the flashing strobe light will no longer flash.lighteningalarm.jpgLocations of Lightning Prediction Systems

PD Dispatch Central, Bee, WPC Unit on front of PD; horns at each location –
Sandstone Sandstone Unit on wood pole behind gazebo shelter
Southwood Park Park, Pool, CS Junior High Unit on wood pole on curve of road south of maintenance office
Thomas Park Park, Pool, College Hills Elem Unit on roof of shelter near pool
W.A. Tarrow Park Park, Wayne Smith Field, Lincoln Ctr Unit on roof of shelter at ball fields
AMC Consolidated Consolidated Believe unit is on roof of athletic field house
Oakwood Junior High Schools (Middle and Jr High), Anderson Park Unit on south end of Oakwood
Miller Park Park, Rock Prairie Elementary School Unit of roof of shelter
Pebble Creek Park Park, PC Elementary School Unit on wood pole east of school, in park
Northgate Garage Northgate area Somewhere on parking garage upper structure
The unit at PD is the only one where the sensing unit is located separately from the warning horns. In this case, the sensor
and horns should all be plotted geographically. Range circles will be different for this system.

Susan Hilton


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