Past IEM Features tagged: football
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!
Tags: football lightning
For Iowa State fans, while the score of the big football game on Saturday did not work out in their favor, at least the weather was very nice! The featured chart displays the past ISU vs Iowa games since 2002. The approximate kick off temperature is shown along with the reported wind speed based on the nearby ASOS weather station to the site of the game. A reminder of who won each game is depicted by the colored bars.