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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:02 am

Yeah, Sputnik, your doctor can take care of that in the office. Please make an appointment; I am sure it's painful.
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Postby lucky420 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:03 am

i think it might need medical attention...stat
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Postby Eric » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:30 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Wow, Sput, that second is an impressive picture. Not sure what, but it looks...kind...a...obscene...


like an alien..... yeah.
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Postby EmilyD » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:03 am

Token wrote:Wearing garbage bags over boots when the Playa is wet works surprisingly well.


Thanks, that's a great tip!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:29 pm

When it's wet you play Strip N Slide!
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Postby Elorrum » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:22 pm

except for the slight chance of showers, looks like I can arrive any time on Monday and not have to schedule setting up for when it cools off.
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Postby geekster » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:18 pm

Was pretty windy today. Started at about 10:30 AM, blew the rest of the day. Camp retreated into the tents when "whiteout" became "brownout" because the dust was so thick the air went from white to brown.

Cooling off a little, this evening not so balmy as yesterday.
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Postby Boijoy » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:10 am

yeah. thats what you get just before a cool down. torture! I hate the "brown outs", thats the only thing out there that really frightens me.
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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:13 am

how 'bout those "black outs"?. oh.. wait... those are Jack and Jose's fault :lol:
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:29 am

FYI it looks like the front is moving quicker than expected. They are saying now that it will blow through more Sunday than Monday, and warm back up quickly.
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Postby Shark » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:50 pm

maybe the rain this weekend will leave the ground soft for everyone's stakes??
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Postby Buckaroo_Benzai » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:51 pm

It's supposed to rain on Saturday and Sunday in Gerlach-Empire, which I assume means also the Burning Man site. I have an early pass to enter on Saturday. Is it advisable to drive on the playa if it is raining (or has recently) ??? FYI I will be driving a Prius if that matters. No 4wd. Just wondering if I should attempt to go up on Saturday or wait until the rain has passed and go up Monday.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:27 pm

Don't drive when the playa's wet. It will schurp down your tires and you wont be able to go. YOu will have to wait until it's dry to get out.

At least it'll dry somewhat quickly this time of year. We hope.
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Postby Buckaroo_Benzai » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:31 pm

Other than this thread and checking with the NWS, is there anything else I should be looking at to determine when is a good time to go up there? Right now I'm thinking about holding off until Monday... seems like too big of a risk getting stuck since the forecast calls for 50-60% chance of rain all weekend.

I guess what I want to know is if there is an official source of current playa conditions? There's a 50% chance it won't rain, so if it doesn't, I'd like to head up in the next 24 hours. But how do I know if it actually rained or not?

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Postby sputnik » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:37 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Don't drive when the playa's wet. It will schurp down your tires and you wont be able to go. YOu will have to wait until it's dry to get out.


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Postby EmilyD » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:26 am

Anyone have an update on Playa conditions?
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Postby EmilyD » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:10 pm

EmilyD wrote:Anyone have an update on Playa conditions?


Live webcast here:

http://www.ustream.tv/burningman#

There's a rain storm due in soon. Hopefully it'll be short.
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Postby sputnik » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:21 pm

Cam looks to be in First Camp.
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Postby Packoderm » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:05 pm

That cam is totally cool.
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Postby deckard256 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:09 pm

Is there any word on how rain conditions look right now? My crew is chillin in reno and the rain storms have me holding back...any info appreciated!
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Postby Sail Man » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:19 pm

We drove through showers east of Fernley on the way in. Grey and cloudy though white clouds are moving in from the west. It's like 60 right now, supposed to warm up Monday and then warmer Tuesday.
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Weather looks good to me.

Postby beatsnotbombs » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:10 pm

http://www.playaweather.info/

Judging by this it seems like "good" weather for the desert. However, I know wind chill is a factor. Anyone have any info on the "feels like:" temps for the forecast?

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