Virginia follows the policy established by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES ON LIGHTNING OR THUNDER DISTURBANCES
1. Tournament staff and umpires will monitor local weather conditions before and during games.
2. When thunder is heard or lightning is seen, or information is received indicating lightning strikes within 10 miles of the playing field, play will be suspended and players will be sent to shelter in their vehicles. Play will be suspended for a minimum of 30 minutes. Any subsequent thunder or lightning resets the 30-minute wait period.
3. Any observation of thunder or lightning will take precedence over information from a mobile app.