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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:05 am

It's an ill wino that blows no good.

BTW, kudos to Token.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby JovReef » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:00 pm

I sleep in my contacts (yes I have the night and day ones) and last year I only took them out once to clean the dust out after the little bit of wind we had tuesday evening.

I was also told before my first burn that you cant have sex because the dust will get all up inside and be painful, and in your ass crack, and it will make your skin bleed if you dont wear double socks and tall boots. They also said it was radio active. Some russian nuke was burried out there. We're all gone die horrible radio active deaths in a few years.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:11 pm

Ever hear of dust explosions?

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Could happen...

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Rice » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:13 pm

JovReef wrote:I sleep in my contacts (yes I have the night and day ones) and last year I only took them out once to clean the dust out after the little bit of wind we had tuesday evening.

I was also told before my first burn that you cant have sex because the dust will get all up inside and be painful, and in your ass crack, and it will make your skin bleed if you dont wear double socks and tall boots. They also said it was radio active. Some russian nuke was burried out there. We're all gone die horrible radio active deaths in a few years.

Proof of this "radioactivity"?? I say Bullshit!!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Rice » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:13 pm

oops, slow interwebs causing double posts... Please ignore
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Token » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Bob wrote:It's an ill wino that blows no good.

BTW, kudos to Token.


Aww shucks! Mighty swell of you to say Bob.

For those gearheads inclined in such things, NOAA has just upgraded the ENSO status to "El Nino Watch" with relevant SST hitting the 0.5C mark this month.

This all translates to a steady climb out of la Nina into a el nino cycle.

The Climate Predicition Center (CPC) has the following update that more or less tracks the voodoo I noted in February.

10 Day Outlook:

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14 Day Outlook:

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Also of note, there is a chance of monsoonal moisture to make it up to the general Playa area from the remnants of tropical storm Hector. Fun stuff.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:17 pm

Token wrote:....Also of note, there is a chance of monsoonal moisture to make it up to the general Playa area from the remnants of tropical storm Hector. Fun stuff.


Wonder if that's what happened in '98 post-Exodus, when my tent was suddenly under two inches of water.



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JovReef wrote:I sleep in my contacts (yes I have the night and day ones) and last year I only took them out once to clean the dust out after the little bit of wind we had tuesday evening.

I was also told before my first burn that you cant have sex because the dust will get all up inside and be painful, and in your ass crack, and it will make your skin bleed if you dont wear double socks and tall boots. They also said it was radio active. Some russian nuke was burried out there. We're all gone die horrible radio active deaths in a few years.

Proof of this "radioactivity"?? I say Bullshit!!


Dare you refudiate it?

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Rice » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:26 pm

Bob wrote:
Token wrote:....Also of note, there is a chance of monsoonal moisture to make it up to the general Playa area from the remnants of tropical storm Hector. Fun stuff.


Wonder if that's what happened in '98 post-Exodus, when my tent was suddenly under two inches of water.



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JovReef wrote:I sleep in my contacts (yes I have the night and day ones) and last year I only took them out once to clean the dust out after the little bit of wind we had tuesday evening.

I was also told before my first burn that you cant have sex because the dust will get all up inside and be painful, and in your ass crack, and it will make your skin bleed if you dont wear double socks and tall boots. They also said it was radio active. Some russian nuke was burried out there. We're all gone die horrible radio active deaths in a few years.

Proof of this "radioactivity"?? I say Bullshit!!


Dare you refudiate it?

WHAT SAY YOU!?!?!

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Background radiation, part of the Black Rock Desert. Not something that humans put there... (I still call bullshit on the Russian nuke!)
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Boijoy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:54 pm

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:00 pm

FeetOfClay wrote:If bike riding does get really tough, i plan to load up on water, stretch my legs, and just hoof it out to the deep playa. is that feasible to do daily, or will i get exhausted?


In 2007 my bike died on Tues & I went on foot the rest of the week. I was able to make some visits on foot to the "inner deep playa", about as far out as the Temple & Homouroborus, but I was definitely out of water by the time I got back. I made my treks either early early morning, or as the sun was setting. There's a reason all those movies show people moving across the desert when the sun is down...

You can also aim in the opposite direction, towards Center Camp, and check in with the Artery to see if they've got any Art-Car tours going. They usually have a couple, and then you can ride out to the art in comfort and have a guide telling you what the artist was thinking...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:13 pm

stretch80 wrote:oops, slow interwebs causing double posts... Please ignore

That's what they want you to think.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:14 pm

Eric wrote:They usually have a couple, and then you can ride out to the art in comfort and have a guide telling you what the guide thinks the artist was thinking...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby ZaphodBurner » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:45 pm

It seems to depend on the brand. Same eyes, same prescription, same goggles... Most years I didn't have a problem with contacts at all, and then the next year I switched to AccuView2 "new and improved", as recommended by the eye doctor, and they totally sucked. They clouded up so bad one night I was literally blind, and my wife had to lead me back to put my old backup glasses on.

The more you have to deal with them, the more it's going to suck ass. Fortunately, this year, everything is going to suck ass.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:46 pm



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That's the very exclusive employee lounge / commissary. Sturdy event tent w/ side curtains to the ground. DPW already erected an 8-ft geofabric fence around it as a windbreak. Yup, that's how dusty it is this year.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Madgirl » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:53 pm

The only time my contacts have really bothered me is during Exodus, when I'm so tired I can barely keep my eyes open anyway....

If any contact lens wearers are concerned about wrecking your eyes, check with your ophthalmologist...mine gave me some trial daily lenses (for free!) so I can put in a new pair every day.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:59 pm

Maybe you need an apocalophthalmologist.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Jackass » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Bob wrote:


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That's the very exclusive employee lounge / commissary. Sturdy event tent w/ side curtains to the ground. DPW already erected an 8-ft geofabric fence around it as a windbreak. Yup, that's how dusty it is this year.



These pictures are live, today?? Nevermind found the answer, it's definately on now. Can't wait to see the youtubers try to spin this into a magical happy promotional video. Oh, the places you may die...as people scatter wildly around screaming for their lives trying to find shelter. This is going to be awesome.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:45 pm

I remember the commissary looking like that post event in 02...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Jackass » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:48 pm

I think this calls for a ''back-up" tent, just in case.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:21 pm

Bob wrote:

That's the very exclusive employee lounge / commissary. Sturdy event tent w/ side curtains to the ground. DPW already erected an 8-ft geofabric fence around it as a windbreak. Yup, that's how dusty it is this year.

OMG
That was the one place I got to that was still relatively dust free by the end of the week... and it's already toast!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:23 pm

They call the wino, Maria.

But what do they call the dust?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:22 pm

Bob wrote:Image
Sturdy event tent w/ side curtains to the ground. DPW already erected an 8-ft geofabric fence around it as a windbreak. Yup, that's how dusty it is this year.

Sent the photo to a friend. His response:
Is that just smoke from the hash?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Foxfur » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:41 pm

I can't imagine being an unprepared, non-ePlayan, wide-eyed virgin this year. Something like this'll really take the wino out of their sails. Maybe it'll take the wino out of the org's sales next year...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:51 pm

Foxfur wrote:Maybe it'll take the wino out of the org's sales next year...


Well, the only year ticket sales went down was 2009, after the dreaded 2008 with it's dune & dust. You may not be far off in your wish...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:42 am

I'm getting a nagging feeling that despite lurking various Burning Man resources for years, and investing in a lot of redundant anti-dust measures that come burner-recommended, I'm still totally fucked.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby pink » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:58 am

DOOOOOOMED!!!!!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:09 am

Years from now, they'll still find sparkly skeletons out on the playa, with a beautiful lacy solid concrete lung rattling in the rib cage.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:02 am

shall i ask the boys in alaska to turn it up a notch or are we satisfied with the current level of doom?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby CapSmashy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:44 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:shall i ask the boys in alaska to turn it up a notch or are we satisfied with the current level of doom?


Bring it...

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby VultureChow » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:51 am

I would like to apologize to my fellow villagers in advance for having what I will assume will be an epic cry and/or emotional crisis after the first apocalyptic dust storm. You should find a flask somewhere on my person. It contains rum. Make me drink it . Also prompting me to sing Queen songs might help as well.

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