Riverwood’s campus has a state-of-the art weather warning alert system similar to lightning horns at golf course and parks. Located on top of the press box at Hoskyn Stadium, the horn can easily be heard even at the front of the school on the tennis courts and practice field.
The system continually monitors and evaluates the electrostatic atmosphere and predicts the probability of a lightning hazard in the area. One loud horn blast means to seek shelter immediately. Strobe lights on the warning system will activate and remain flashing until three short (5-seconds each) blasts indicate that conditions are safe to return to outdoor activities.
When the horn blasts, visitors on campus should seek shelter immediately and should not remain on the open fields, metal bleachers or near the metal fencing or light poles and trees.