When considering whether or not to cancel games The Miracle League of North Mankato takes into serious consideration what is best for the health and well-being of all players.
Since children and people with disabilities tend to be at a greater risk for heat related illness, the league will follow the guidelines below in regards to cancellation of games:
- heat index* of 101 or above (see chart on below)
- visible lightning
- tornado warning
- severe thunderstorm warning
- heavy rain
If any of these conditions are present, games will be automatically cancelled. If games will be cancelled for any reason, notifications will be made to the players in a manner that is timely as possible given the circumstances. The decision will be announced no later than 4:30pm.
Notifications will be made in the following manner:
- Email or phone call if no email is available
- The Miracle League of North Mankato website
- Radio Stations (Radio Mankato Stations)
- KTOE – 1420 (AM) or 102. 7 (FM)
- Hot 96 – 96.7
- MN Country 93.1
- KXLP 94.1 or 105.9
- Oldies 100.5
Individual players or their families or providers can and should make determinations as to whether or not a player should play if the weather conditions are different than what is listed above. The player or their family or provider ultimately knows what is best based on their individual health concerns.
* Heat Index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored with the actual air temperature (National Weather Service Heat Safety - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/index.shtml)
These guidelines are based on the recommendations from the Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Development Disabilities – Summer Alert issued May 2012.
Heat Index Charts
To use the heat index charts, find the appropriate temperature at the top of the chart. Read down until you are opposite the humidity/dewpoint. The number which appears at the intersection of the temperature and humidity/dewpoint is the heat index.