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This is the primary way that the association communicates and makes announcements.
ATTENTION: If you leave early from a TX, you must call one of the directors. If you DO NOT notify them you have left early, you will be DISQUALIFIED from the Tournament!
NWGHSAA Weather Policy & Statement:
NWGHSAA takes the safety of its participants very seriously. Our policy is to always err on the side of caution. We will never cancel a tournament unless there is immediate danger such as high risk or tornadic activity, very high winds, flooded lakes with strong current, etc. We will most always fish in the rain unless there is a potential danger for one of the above or other circumstances that we deem create unnecessary danger to our participants. However, once our tournament is under way it is the Anglers & Boat Captains ultimate responsibility to monitor the weather & make the necessary decision to stay safe.
The Tournament Director will use REMIND to notify competitors of any impeding weather, however, Anglers & their Boat Captains should not rely on this notification as the only means of monitoring the weather situation. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, tournament days may be delayed (fog, storms, etc.), shortened (in advance), postponed or canceled due to unsafe weather or water conditions. In bad weather or when danger is eminent competitors may leave their boat and seek shelter, however, the Anglers must stay within sight of each other.
In regards to the upcoming tournaments this weekend &throughout the day we will be continuously monitoring the weather (which appears to be improving), if we see storms brewing or headed our way we will send out notifications on REMIND to all who have signed up for the app. We may suggest you take cover, move to another location, or start heading back toward the launch site if you are in harms way.
In 2013, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list.
Lightning Safety Tips for Anglers
To ensure the safety of boaters and anglers, we have provided the following list of tips for avoiding lightening before it strikes.
Don’t Trust Mother Nature
Weather conditions can be very unpredictable. In fact, it isn’t uncommon for it to start raining while the sun is still beaming. Always have a plan for taking cover or getting back ashore in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Check the Weather
Fatal strikes, however, are no doubt more likely to occur on the water where the ocean breeze and moisture make for the perfect environment for storm clouds to brew. To avoid getting caught in risky weather, anglers should check the weather report, storm warnings and safety precautions before heading out on the water.
Look for Storm Clouds
See storm clouds? Hear thunder? Head indoors. Storm clouds aren’t always an indicator that lightning is imminently going to strike. However, it isn’t a risk worth taking. Like previously mentioned, the weather is often unpredictable.
Listen for Thunder
Mother Nature is not to be ignored. If you hear thunder, lightning is on the way. Head for safe cover immediately!