The City recently completed the installation of WeatherBug Lightning Alerting System with at Mickel Park. The system will detect lightning up to ten miles away, and alert the public using sound (horn) and strobe lights. If lightning is detected, the horn will sound a continuous blast for 15 seconds, advising the public to seek shelter. If lightning is in the specific area, the strobe light will begin flashing. Once the lightning has cleared and it is safe to resume outdoor activities, the horn will sound three, short, five-second blasts.
No system is fool-proof. Park visitors should always assess weather conditions before going outside and always be prepared to take the appropriate action needed to ensure one's safety.
A special widget that monitors lightning activity at Mickel Park is accessible by clicking on the unique widget code listed below.