Current Conditions on Playa

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:08 am

PDX Burner Gurl wrote:I looked up gerlach on the weather channel. Google says it may rain with thunder storms on Tuesday! Yeay.... mud!

PDX Girl covered in mud. Happy image. :)
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Postby typewriter » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:53 am

Another weather report :

The wind seems to be peaking at about 55 cubits per millihour. The temperature about 308 kelvin.. Make sure to drink lots of water.. Probably at least 87 milliliters per kilosecond.
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Postby diane o'thirst » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:14 pm

Now, a translation for those of us who don't have science degrees Image

BTW, love the sig-file...
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Postby typewriter » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:59 pm

All you need to know: http://206.158.7.4/weather/downld08.txt

diane o'thirst wrote:BTW, love the sig-file...

thanks 8)
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Current Conditions on Playa

Postby rejane » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:18 pm

Great attitute frenchblue1!!!!!!!!!

People that soooo concern about the weather should be at home where you can turn you a/c on and off as you please!
Deal with nature is part of been a burner!
Just have the right gear and enjoy life!!!
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It May Rain

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:00 am

Hurricane Comes to the Playa
Current weather reports suggest that left-over energy from a Caribbean hurricane is working its way north, and may bring rain or dry thunderstorms to the Reno area.

Wunderground for Girl Lack:
Today
Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs 85 to 95. Light winds becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows 55 to 65. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.
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Postby Bob » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:20 am

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/prodreq.php?wfo=rev&sid=rev&pil=zfp&pvnum=6

UPDATED TODAY FOR PRECIP DETAILS

.TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHS 85 TO 95. LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY
CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. LOWS 55 TO 65. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 85 TO 95. SOUTH WINDS UP TO
10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CLEAR AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LOWS 52 TO 62. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING
TO AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS 89 TO 99. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 60.
.SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. HIGHS 86 TO 96. LOWS 49 TO
59.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS 78 TO 88.
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Postby CapSmashy » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:15 pm

All I can say was the big blow that whipped in Thursday is in my top 3 favs for the whole event.

We were caught open Playa on the way back from big rig and sheltered behind the black deuce and a half art car from 3:15 and Esplanade. Kind of scary to see something that massive just materialize out of the swirl 10 feet in front of you.

What sealed it as one of my favorites was when one of the guys on board yelled out "Congratulations! You found us! You win the grand prize!" and handed us a cold PBR. :D
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Postby CapSmashy » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:17 pm

I hope it calmed down a little for the late leavers. I rolled out Monday night and it was pretty much total white out from start to finish. Kudos to the Exodus team working that night.
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Postby Toolmaker » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:35 am

CapSmashy wrote:I hope it calmed down a little for the late leavers. I rolled out Monday night and it was pretty much total white out from start to finish. Kudos to the Exodus team working that night.


Same here.. we finished packing out during the white out and got out around 9pm.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:30 am

The monday night white out continued well in to the night with visability down to under 15 feet most of the time. People were driving all over the place in the area of 8:30 and Grassland. It was a very dangerous thing. At times the cars and trucks had to be warned with a flashlight to avoid colliding with the two vehicles parked well inside camp. I somehow managed to get to sleep in my tent so I don't know when it ended. Tuesday morning exodus was clear at 7:30 am.

The thursday afternoon whiteout found me in deep playa near a 5 sided shade structure. I was giving away ice cream with friends. Everybody in the shelter got ice cream and when it was over we proceded on to the big rig jig.
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Postby joel the ornery » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:33 am

i hope there is more dust next year.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:11 pm

yeah, superkudos to everyone working the gate

As a three-time burner since 2005 does anyone know how 2007 dust bowl compared with years prior to my first Burn?
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Postby Burner till death » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:55 am

how deep does the playa get cove3red in water in the winter? We just picked up a snowmobile as well - is the playa good for sledding?

i picture hitting the hot springs on a sled this winter.
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Postby diane o'thirst » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:11 pm

Teo del Fuego wrote:As a three-time burner since 2005 does anyone know how 2007 dust bowl compared with years prior to my first Burn?


In 2001, the Playa was similar to the crust on brownies: *very* crumbly. On Gates-Open Monday, it was difficult to ride a bike more than 100 feet without getting bogged down (unless you had legs like Hulk Hogan). We pretty much gave up bike riding and walked everywhere by Wednesday. By Saturday, the only things mobile were art cars and the Playa was a huge bowl of 6-8" deep...uhmmm, let's just say "talcum powder."

For the Temple Burn, I didn't go out. I had Playa trenchfoot and was coughing myself cross-eyed from the dust. I stayed in camp, listened to Dvorak and took care of myself. The only thing that told me the Temple was burning, was an orange glow through the white-out and the sounds of people sobbing.
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Postby Jordan 10-E » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:08 pm

CapSmashy wrote:All I can say was the big blow that whipped in Thursday is in my top 3 favs for the whole event.

We were caught open Playa on the way back from big rig and sheltered behind the black deuce and a half art car from 3:15 and Esplanade. Kind of scary to see something that massive just materialize out of the swirl 10 feet in front of you.

What sealed it as one of my favorites was when one of the guys on board yelled out "Congratulations! You found us! You win the grand prize!" and handed us a cold PBR. :D


You must have been near our camp (Euphoria) at Esplanande and 3:15.
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Postby Jordan 10-E » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:14 pm

motskyroonmatick wrote:The monday night white out continued well in to the night with visability down to under 15 feet most of the time. People were driving all over the place in the area of 8:30 and Grassland. It was a very dangerous thing. At times the cars and trucks had to be warned with a flashlight to avoid colliding with the two vehicles parked well inside camp. I somehow managed to get to sleep in my tent so I don't know when it ended. Tuesday morning exodus was clear at 7:30 am.

The thursday afternoon whiteout found me in deep playa near a 5 sided shade structure. I was giving away ice cream with friends. Everybody in the shelter got ice cream and when it was over we proceded on to the big rig jig.


Dustiest year ever. I had large dunes around the pieces of my art installation. Most people who were only there during the event saw just a portion of it. Much before and after.

Tuesday day after the Burn was very dusty, but that evening saw the most intense wind during my nearly two week stay... and then it rained a bit and got cold. We actually had a small tornado b-line directly through our camp. It was out on the inner playa. I turned around for 30 seconds to a minute to get my camera and when I turned back around it was on us tossing unpacked stuff a block away. A half piece of plywood visited us too.
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:14 pm

under snow and water now
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:06 am

mdmf007 wrote:under snow and water now


Dude, I thought Burningman was this weekend! There's nobody out there, it's all wet and muddy now!
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