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« on: June 23, 2022, 02:00:29 PM »

Can someone remind me what the protocols are for severe thunderstorms at Bomber games? I know they will typically delay the game if there is lightning in the area, and resume play when the storm has passed, right?

Forecast looks pretty dismal all day Friday, have games ever been postponed due to severe thunderstorms?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 02:09:46 PM »

Yes. Here's all the info you could probably possibly want:


Given the nature of shifting seasons and the unpredictability of the Canadian climate, the CFL and the Management Council comprised of Club Presidents jointly developed a comprehensive weather protocol to address in-game situations where the safety of players, officials and fans may be affected by inclement weather. The protocol was negotiated into the CFL and CFLPA?s collective bargaining agreement this past spring.

The Game Supervisor, Stadium Security Director or Head Referee may stop the game at any point, but once the game becomes official at the 7:30 mark of the third quarter, only the Game Supervisor and Head Referee may stop the game.

Each outdoor stadium is equipped with an onsite weather station to determine exact measurements and the proximity of weather systems. While the protocol is specific to nearby lightning, similar standards can be applied in cases of extreme heat, excessive downpour, dangerous hail, poor air quality, etc., as advised by the league?s meteorologist.

When lightning strikes:
While active weather situations are monitored throughout gameday, the Game Supervisor and the CFL Command Centre will be notified if any lightning strikes occur within 25km of the stadium. In the event of a lightning strike within 10km, the Game Supervisor will automatically stop the game by contacting the Head Referee, who will then send teams to their dressing rooms, while notifying spectators that the game is under a weather delay.

The game may also be proactively halted if the league meteorologist foresees a weather system moving towards the stadium which would put players, officials and fans in any danger.

Regular season: Calling the game
If there is a stoppage greater than 60 minutes after the game becomes official at the midway point of the third quarter, the game will be considered final. Two points will be awarded to the leading team, and in the event of a tie when the game is stopped, each team will receive one point.

Before the halfway point of the third quarter, if the total stoppage time is more than three hours, the game will be cancelled, and players will NOT be required to play on the following day.

Based on historical data in which the leading team went on to win 98% of games, it was determined that a team will be awarded a victory and two points, if ahead by:
21+ points in the first quarter
17+ points in the second quarter
13+ points in the third quarter

https://www.cfl.ca/weather
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 02:20:33 PM »

bookmark this post cause we may need it....need to get a lead early...
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 04:13:51 PM »

Awesome, thanks for the info!

Hoping for no storms tomorrow, or a huge early lead for the Bombers! No slow starts allowed!
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 04:43:05 PM »

Perhaps a repeat of Aug. 3, 2016 tomorrow night. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 04:44:40 PM »

Perhaps a repeat of Aug. 3, 2016 tomorrow night. Grin

It better not be....
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2022, 04:45:08 PM »

I was going to go to this game, but will probably wait until the last minute to decide and see what the forecast says.
I can handle the rain but not a long delay. The game vs. Hamilton a few years ago was a nightmare.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2022, 04:47:48 PM »

It better not be....

A decisive 37-11 win over the Ti-Cats...? Huh

Or are you referring to the insane weather delay? Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2022, 04:48:01 PM »

Perhaps a repeat of Aug. 3, 2016 tomorrow night. Grin
Well, a pick 6 on the Cats first play from scrimmage would be nice to repeat! The whole first half of that game was a pretty impressive beat down IIRC.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2022, 04:51:54 PM »

A decisive 37-11 win over the Ti-Cats...? Huh

Or are you referring to the insane weather delay? Cheesy

Obviously the insane delay!
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2022, 05:09:52 PM »

Obviously the insane delay!

That's fair. That was a crazy long night!
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2022, 09:20:35 PM »

Of all the games this weekend I think this one has the biggest chance for an upset, Collaros may pull it off, but it's going to be close.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2022, 09:51:16 PM »

I was going to go to this game, but will probably wait until the last minute to decide and see what the forecast says.
I can handle the rain but not a long delay. The game vs. Hamilton a few years ago was a nightmare.
oh just go do not be so well princely lol. We hung out with Nigel Dawes and Dustin Boyd for a hour or two. I thought we filled out the time nicely. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2022, 09:59:09 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2022, 10:26:10 PM »

Yes. Here's all the info you could probably possibly want:

You forgot the rest... which is important as those points differentials are not met very often.

If the teams meet again later in the season, they do a 2-possession each starting at center field shootout.  If they don't meet again, each team gets 1 point.

Ya, I understand the need to keep things within a sane time window (like F1 did a couple of years back).  But I don't think many people will be happy with the weird possibly outcomes if the game is called early.

Yes, there is more of an imperative to get an early lead, and a big lead if possible.  Don't save the big guns for the 4th (like WPG does).

Luckily, 3 hours is a lot time to wait the storm out.  WPG storms aren't often that long.
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