Playa conditions for 2009?

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:26 am

ygmir wrote:bastard........now I look like your avatar.....
So, your short and yellow now? :wink:

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Post by ygmir » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:38 am

Sail Man wrote:
ygmir wrote:bastard........now I look like your avatar.....
So, your short and yellow now? :wink:

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:09 pm

brcprincess wrote:I know there are people who find it amusing to make phony posts about the current conditions of the Playa, but quite a few of us are genuinely interested in finding out what it's like out there at the moment.

It makes it hard when there's all these supposedly fake posts going on.

C'mon people. Be nice to the rest of us who are getting excited at the prospect of actually being able to ride our bikes this year..
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rain today?

Post by Tiahaar » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:48 pm

There was a huge swath of "green" on the radar for the playa part of Nevada earlier this morning, maybe some rain got put down today? I know we here on the south coast Goleta/Santa Barbara got dumped in. Nice that it washed the fire ash away. Fire belongs at BRC, not here in the foothill scrub brush ferheavenssake.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:12 pm

Yup, one of my friends called me from Gerlach today at 11:00 A.M. and held the phone out so I could hear the hail falling.

it's super wet out there right now.
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Post by zorro sings » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:14 am

We have lived in this area for over 20 years and have NEVER seen such sustained rains over a long period of time.And with more to come.We were completely washed out of the Permaburn event this weekend which no one could have ever imagined.If lots of rain makes the playa surface easier to handle then this should be the best year ever.
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Post by zorro sings » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:01 am

Update on previous post.TV just said Reno has not received this much rain over this length of time since 1947.
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Post by wedeliver » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:09 am

It rained here all day yesterday, not enough to really soak things though. I bet it's dry just an inch or two down. It was interesting how the rain came from the north east this time.
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Post by CapSmashy » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:19 am

zorro sings wrote:We have lived in this area for over 20 years and have NEVER seen such sustained rains over a long period of time.And with more to come.We were completely washed out of the Permaburn event this weekend which no one could have ever imagined.If lots of rain makes the playa surface easier to handle then this should be the best year ever.
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Post by dj_john69 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:10 pm

Been raining in Spanish Springs all day without letting up.
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Post by Bob » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:15 pm

Stock up on raincoats, the playa gets wet whenever it wants.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:43 pm

note to self....buy inflatable raft here, because wal-mart reno will sell out.
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Post by dj_john69 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:09 pm

Anyone know if they got that plane off the Playa yet ?? LOL
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Post by Mr.? » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:33 am

I'm not sure if anyone has posted this site link yet, but I think this is the most reliable source.

http://blackrockdesert.org/friends/current/conditions
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Post by ygmir » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:50 am

plane on the playa?.........
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Post by LostinReno » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:03 pm

Yesterday was the first sunny day we've had in over a week. We are supposed to get hit with more rain later this week.

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Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:36 pm

Mr.? wrote:I'm not sure if anyone has posted this site link yet, but I think this is the most reliable source.

http://blackrockdesert.org/friends/current/conditions
That is good for anyone who wants to believe what Metric says.
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Post by Bob » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:53 pm

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:34 pm

We've had so much rain in the Mark Twain area of Dayton that we have mushrooms growing in the front yard. This time last year I was cutting the grass every two or three weeks: right now its every Monday for the past three weeks

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Post by Boijoy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:39 pm

I live in Reno & I'm starting to gather animals by two. :)
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Post by ygmir » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:38 pm

if you get sheep, don't tell Sailman.............yew'll never hear the end of it............
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Post by BAS » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:04 pm

Gathering animals two by two works best if you get one of each gender. Please don't ask me how I know this.... :oops:
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Post by ygmir » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:15 pm

works best for whom?
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Post by BAS » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:28 pm

The person who has to take care of the animals! You ever try breeding two male bulls?!! Chaos! Pure chaos!
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Post by Mr.? » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:20 am

This picture was taken in June of 2006... Remember how awesome the playa surface was that year?... From everything I've read on the rainfall history this year is wetter than that year. I never made it past the temple last year because it was too hard to ride a bike and the city was too big. My tricycle was broken down after the first night.... NOT THIS YEAR~

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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:24 am

BAS wrote:The person who has to take care of the animals! You ever try breeding two male bulls?!! Chaos! Pure chaos!
I don't think Sailman is concerned about the sheep procreating.........he may worry if he ever sees a Centaur, though...........
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Post by Boijoy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:00 am

We will have to gather sheep JUST for SailMahahahahah n.
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Post by Bob » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:34 pm

Correction: plane pic I posted was from near Trego.
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Post by Tiahaar » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:15 pm

...
back in the good old days you could swim on the playa...

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I don't think Sailman is concerned about the sheep procreating.........he may worry if he ever sees a Centaur, though...........[/quote]

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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:27 pm

According to todays Reno Gazette-Urinal, the current weather pattern COULD last until August

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