Lightning Safety

Screen capture of the desktop version of Thor Guard showing a precipitation map and status indicator

By Odin's beard! The New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex located at 1800 Turnbull Bay Rd. is protected by Thor Guard, a lightning prediction system which examines the surrounding atmosphere's electrostatic charge to determine whether conditions are favorable for lightning. If so, a long siren will alert everyone to vacate fields immediately and return to their vehicles for safety. Once the all clear has been given, three 5-second blasts will signal when it's safe to resume play.

Know before you go by visiting and bookmarking and selecting either a monitor or mobile-optimized dashboard, examples for both of which are shown below.

Diagram explaining various on screen features of Thor Guard lightning prediction system mobile site