The heat index procedure is also available as a pdf directly from NYSPHSAA:https://s3.amazonaws.com/nysphsaa.org/documents/2023/5/5/Heat_Index_Procedure_5_23.pdf
Thunder and Lightning necessitates that contests be suspended.
The occurrence of thunder and/or lightning is not subject to interpretation or discussion.
1) Suspend play and direct participants to go to shelter, a building normally occupied by the public or if a building is unavailable, participants should go inside a vehicle with a solid metal top (e.g. bus, van, car).
2) Do not permit people to stand under or near a tree; and have all stay away from poles, antennas, towers and underground watering systems.
c) After thunder and/or lightning have left the area, wait 30 minutes after the last boom is heard or strike is seen before resuming play or competition.