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For the 7th year, the SoccerPlex has partnered with WeatherBug of Earth Networks. (By the way did you know their world headquarters are in Germantown)?
When you think of WeatherBug, you probably think of our state of the art lightning alert system and weather station. We installed the system to make sure our players, coaches and visitors would be safe in the event of stormy weather. As a refresher, the system sounds a horn for 15 seconds if there has been a lightning strike within 10 miles of the SoccerPlex. When you hear the horn everyone must head to their cars for shelter. Usually this results in a short delay in your game. When there has been no lightning strikes for a continuous 15 minutes, the horn will sound three short burst that indicates it's all clear and safe to go back and resume your game or practice.