IEM Daily Feature
Sunday, 02 September 2018

Cancelled Football Game

Posted: 02 Sep 2018 09:03 PM

The ISU vs South Dakota State football game got cancelled Saturday evening due to lightning. The game started on time, but was suspended shortly thereafter once lightning was detected near the stadium. The policy is for the game to resume once there has been at least 30 minutes of no lightning within 8 miles of Jack Trice Stadium. The featured chart presents the time duration since the latest lightning strike within 8 miles for the evening of the event. This analysis shows only a brief window of time just before 9 PM that this 30 minute rule requirement would have been satisfied. Otherwise, the game could have only resumed around 1 AM!

Good = 19
Bad = 1
Abstain = 1

Tags:   football   lightning