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Postby junglesmacks » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:33 pm

Token wrote:
Strange. Must be a low sitting right on top of the area spinning clockwise.
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Pretty much..

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Postby cahlm » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:59 pm

We're getting rain in Reno at the moment and it looks like it'll stay around for a minute.
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Postby geekster » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:25 pm

That low is the normal "heat low" that forms in that location this time of year. The air there gets very hot and rises resulting in a low pressure area.

Looks like things in middle to Northern Washoe County is starting to heat up in the radar as far as those cells of showers go.

UPDATED: 7:20 PM. Looks like solid rain now from just North of Pyramid Lake all the way to the Northern end of Washoe County.

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?zoommode=zoom&num=1&delay=15&rbscale=0.3739130434782609&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&ID=RGX&type=N0R&lat=0&lon=0&label=you&showstorms=0&map.x=393&map.y=156.5&centerx=400&centery=240&lightning=0&smooth=0&showlabels=1&rainsnow=0
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Postby dj_john69 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:44 pm

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I took this tonight as the sun was setting. Its from Wingfield Springs looking North towards Pyramid Lake.

Hard to see but on the bottom of the pic, there are giant storm clouds over that area.

It made for a nice sunset.
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Postby geekster » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:46 pm

There is a pretty large area of radar return now from North of Pyramid Lake. I don't know if it is all making it to the ground or not.
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Postby bigbluedoggy » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:36 pm

Wunderground has been showing steady rain activity over Gerlach and the area ENE of it for a couple of hours now... it would appear the playa is getting a bit wet. Hope the crews are ok. Anyone seen any links to photos or blogs of the setup crew like there were last year??
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Postby Token » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:39 pm

The weather station at the BM office which has been fixed it seems is reporting rainfall. Fractional amount but the Davis Instruments gizmo used can get sticky and under-report.

Looks like the storm cell is just lingering in that area.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:55 pm

Goathead is up there, maybe he'll report in.........
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Postby Bounce530 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:37 am

Just got word that there are puddles on the playa this morning.
And the trash fence is up.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:40 am

wow, if the trash fence is up, the Germans are supposedly boring roughly under it, not sure when, but, that was what they said.
I bet, digging a hole will be tough........
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Postby illy dilly » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:37 pm

ygmir wrote:wow, if the trash fence is up, the Germans are supposedly boring roughly under it, not sure when, but, that was what they said.
I bet, digging a hole will be tough........

What ever happened to that guy? I haven't seen that post updated in a while. Do you know if there even still doing it?
Hopefully their coming to the meet and greet.

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Hell yeah! Always 'disciplining' him!

On a more weathery note, I've been watching national radars and things, and the last couple weeks I've noticed that what ever weather happens in northwest Nevada happens in Denver a couple days later. And its been raining like crazy here!
Reminds me in high school, when I worked corn fields in Nebraska during the summer, I'd call my folks in Denver, cause if it rained in Denver in the afternoon it would rain in Hastings at like 2am.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:34 pm

illy dilly wrote:
ygmir wrote:wow, if the trash fence is up, the Germans are supposedly boring roughly under it, not sure when, but, that was what they said.
I bet, digging a hole will be tough........

What ever happened to that guy? I haven't seen that post updated in a while. Do you know if there even still doing it?
Hopefully their coming to the meet and greet.

ygmir wrote:I just wanna see this "mentor" he's got.......she sounds HOT!!!

Hell yeah! Always 'disciplining' him!

On a more weathery note, I've been watching national radars and things, and the last couple weeks I've noticed that what ever weather happens in northwest Nevada happens in Denver a couple days later. And its been raining like crazy here!
Reminds me in high school, when I worked corn fields in Nebraska during the summer, I'd call my folks in Denver, cause if it rained in Denver in the afternoon it would rain in Hastings at like 2am.


he said they would be here early, to work out logistics and installation of the underground stuff......IIRC, also said he may not be able to post when he gets here, due to work schedule, and, his "mentor" (still sounding like she's a hot one).
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Postby Elorrum » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:49 pm

omg...just had a flash image in my mind when "mentor" was repeated....


I'm not a cynic mind you....


but?
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Postby Token » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:03 pm

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Postby Miles » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:14 am

can someone please link me to this german's post- I cant find it with the search
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:58 am

Miles wrote:can someone please link me to this german's post- I cant find it with the search

Here you are, and this took some digging and two searches. Gratitude can be expressed at the Booby Bar.
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Postby Miles » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:53 am

thanks!
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Postby Token » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:56 am

I think Mr. Jelly is going to trench some 10 gauge power cable to a remote Honda generator, build a "power station" box with a bunch of blinky LEDs and wear a Helga outfit as the " Mentor ".

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Postby Teo del Fuego » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:57 am

what's the latest news from the Playa? Will puddles on Sunday translate into a wonderful rock hard 2006-ish riding surface in 25 more days?

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Postby DoctorIknow » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:46 am

Teo del Fuego wrote:...wonderful rock hard 2006-ish riding surface in 25 more days?


Rock hard would be a gift from gawd compared to many other years, but how about rock hard without any drifts of playa dust? I think I remember a burn like that long ago.....
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Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:09 pm

Teo del Fuego wrote:Are we there yet? Are we there yet?



Please please please please please are we there yet are we there yet..

..the mental escapism of the thought that it's so close that I can feel it and almost touch it is the only thing left from keeping me from hucking this damn iPhone into the nearest pond and moving to Africa.

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Postby Parasitoid » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:10 pm

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Postby dinks » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:27 pm

I'm not sure whats going on with Reno weather. We had the longest winter ever this last year (snowed in late may). And for the last 3 mornings its been in the low 50's when I wake up.

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Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:29 pm

dinks wrote:I'm not sure whats going on with Reno weather. We had the longest winter ever this last year (snowed in late may). And for the last 3 mornings its been in the low 50's when I wake up.

Pack accordingly.


This whole year has been completely whacked for the weather..

Here in FL this year we had 2 weeks where the high didn't break 35, and it SNOWED in Orlando. It didn't warm up until April, and now it has been so dry that everything is turning to a crisp.. usually it rains every day without fail in the summer. Something is going on..
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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:35 pm

we had a super long winter. didnt get hot until like June.
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Postby EmilyD » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:38 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:we had a super long winter. didnt get hot until like June.
It's STILL not warm near San Francisco. We've had the heater on every morning and night for the past 2 months. Our vege garden rotted from mold and we're fighting S.A.D. around here. The fucking fog is FUCKED!
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Postby Token » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:44 pm

EmilyD wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:we had a super long winter. didnt get hot until like June.
It's STILL not warm near San Francisco. We've had the heater on every morning and night for the past 2 months. Our vege garden rotted from mold and we're fighting S.A.D. around here. The fucking fog is FUCKED!


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Postby Eric » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:01 pm

EmilyD wrote:The fucking fog is FUCKED!


I'm a fog lover. Seriously. Everyone else bitches about the fog, I tell them to suck it or move. Nothing makes me happier than gray days and cool breezes. There's a reason I'm a long time San Franciscan, and the weather is part of that reason (I'm only truly happy between 59 - 69 degrees F, except for one week of the year....)

That being said, even I am getting tired of it- we've had maybe 2 or 3 days since the beginning of July without fog overhead. Days on end of it are fine, months of it is getting ridiculous.

So glad to know that climate change isn't real......

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Postby dragonpilot » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:12 pm

Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.
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Postby geospyder » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:13 pm

I was born in San Francisco. We lived in the Sunset on 43rd Ave - seven blocks from the beach. One of the fond memories was the fog horn blowing when the fog was in. That was back in the forties so I have no idea if they even have a fog horn any more. It was the good old days - we even had anti-aircraft guns in Golden Gate Park at the time.
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