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Brownsville ISD coaches using weather safety system for outdoor practice

Brownsville ISD coaches using weather safety system for outdoor practice
11 months 1 week 1 day ago Wednesday, August 09 2023 Aug 9, 2023 August 09, 2023 6:39 PM August 09, 2023 in News - Local

With football season around the corner, school districts such as Brownsville ISD are doing what they can to keep athletes safe in triple digit temperature

Student athletes with the district started practicing earlier in the day, and a new piece of technology that monitors weather conditions is being used.

This year, the Perry Weather System says it's too hot for students to be outside safely.

“Our goal is to make sure that we get through this hot season with not only all our kids, but our coaches also,” Brownsville ISD athletic Director Gilbert Leal said.

The Perry Weather System takes into account not only temperature and humidity, but also wind and sun exposure conditions. The district uses that information to change practices as needed. 

“You may need to increase the number of water breaks they have during the hours or if it gets to a point where it gets to a certain rating that we just pull the team off completely until we get a better opportunity to be able to get out there without hurting our kids,” Leal said.

Last week, the district received its first Stage 5 alert, the system’s highest alert. Under a Stage 5 alert, no outdoor activities will be allowed.

Watch the video above for the full story. 

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