If a football game is being delayed, chances are that there is lightning in the area. Of course, other things can prompt a delay in the game, but lightning is one of the more common causes. Simply put, lightning and stadiums don’t mix. Because lightning can have a such an impact on college football, I decided to try to add it to the climatology in some fashion. Of course, records of thunderstorms are a little harder to come by than standard measurements like temperature and rainfall. There were several different ways to try to come up with some reasonable approximation of thunderstorm frequencies, but I settled on this data plotting website from the Iowa Mesonet. This provided a method to extract thunderstorm reports on…