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El Nino season isn't over, so what does that...

Posted at 5:29 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 08:33:55-05

It sure has felt like spring lately. And with more rain on the way this afternoon and in the coming months, our 23ABC Weather Watchers have been asking us "What does that mean for softball and baseball, track and field, tennis and golf?"

We talked to the Kern High School District, and they say the safety of the students is a top priority. When it comes to spring weather, they have protocols in place for whether or not a sporting event will be delayed or canceled.

In the event of lightning, fields of play are to be evacuated and play is not to be resumed until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike is seen, or thunder is heard. For air quality, they say there are are long-term standards in place for monitoring heat and air quality, in collaboration with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

To check the sports schedule at your favorite school, visit KHSD's site here: http://home.kernhigh.org/schools/

In the event of rain, the athletic directors at the specific school sites are very proactive and would make decisions whether or not to cancel or postpone and get the word out through twitter, school announcements, or text messaging.

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