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Night-time temperatures

Post by disruptive » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:18 am

Anyone give an indication of night-time temperatures...just so that I know I have the right sleeping bag season. I have plenty of 2 season bags...

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Post by BitterDan » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:24 am

Read the guides...

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Post by Dork » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:28 am

It can get down to around 35-40 degrees some nights. Others it's more like 60. I've never used a sleeping bag - I just bring my blanket from home. Having a thick foam or inflatable mattress helps a lot - it provides more insulation than your average camping mat.

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Post by disruptive » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:33 am

I read in the guides 40's...so that's still above freezing. Has it ever dropped below zero?

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Post by Boijoy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:33 am

www.weather.com put in Gerlach Nevada. It's supposed to be cooler that normal ( I believe ).
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Post by disruptive » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:50 am

I was planning on (2) season sleeping bags....which should be fine for above zero (spring and summer). I'd love feedback on what you have used in the past... I'd love to able to use my existing sleeping bag.

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Post by Boijoy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:58 am

Layers.
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Post by phil » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:01 am

The official weather report is here:
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=30444

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Post by oleg8888 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:15 am

Actually official weather conditions are here:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... ather.html

Accurate and up to date

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:26 am

disruptive wrote:I read in the guides 40's...so that's still above freezing. Has it ever dropped below zero?
If we were in danger of frostbite, do you think you would have heard about it?

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Post by Homiesinheaven » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:42 pm

your sleeping bag should be fine, dont worry about it. it doesnt drop below zero unless you are running around naked before sunrise. if you're bundled up in your tent you'll be just fine. bring a beanie or warm hat as more than half of your body heat escapes through your head.

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Post by spork_the_magical » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:09 pm

We sleep in the sleeping bag with a sheet and have always been plenty warm (and I am ALWAYS cold) . By sunrise, we've kicked off the sleeping bag and an hour or so later, we flee the tent. A warm fleece hat and some heavy socks will warm you right up when you get into bed. If you're really worried about it, bring an extra blanket to throw over the sleeping bag.
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Post by Oldguy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:11 pm

7 am. cold
4 pm. hot

Same as last year.
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:58 pm

According to weather.com, right now, as we speak, at 15:56 (3:56pm), in Gerlach, NV, it is 88 and feels like 84. :D Tonight it is forcast to be 56. The 10day forcast fastfowards us to Wed Sept 2nd and it is forcast to be 90 with a low of 63. 8)

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Post by dr.placebo » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:05 pm

disruptive wrote:I read in the guides 40's...so that's still above freezing. Has it ever dropped below zero?
Yes, in 2008. Monday morning (after the burn) I had ice form outside of my tent. Inside of my tent it was a balmy 34 F. This was the first time in 10 years that I've encountered freezing temps, but it could happen again.

40-50 F is not unusual. Staying above 60 F all night is unusual.

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Post by Jiva » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:03 pm

Sleep? At...NIGHT?
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Post by drutter » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:29 pm

Last year was my first. I tend to enjoy cool temperatures so I was in shorts and tshirt all night. By about 7am the tent was roasting hot so we only got a few hours sleep each night and weren't able to sleep during the day due to the heat, light, and noise. Can't wait to get back home next week :D
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Post by SonOfUgly » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:42 pm

i just bring my bed and the blankets and sheets that are already on it...toss it in the back of my truck(with canopy) and im set, just how i do it where ever i go camin :arrow:

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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:00 am

You will have plenty of time to sleep when you are passed out and/or dead.
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Post by C.f.M. » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:38 am

So it looks like averages of 90s/60s (day/night)?

How reliable would that be...if I didn't have to take up space with winter clothes that would be so nice...

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Post by velocirafter » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:11 am

coming from Ireland I dont think cold will be a problem for me :D

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Post by ygmir » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:29 am

C.f.M. wrote:So it looks like averages of 90s/60s (day/night)?

How reliable would that be...if I didn't have to take up space with winter clothes that would be so nice...
I'd say plan for 100's and low 50's, they are both very possible......
the temps can really dip at night, and, depending on wind (chill)......

also:
there are many camps and folks that have extra cloting and costumes to share...so, if you're chilly.......maybe a Wookey (sp?) suit?
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Post by C.f.M. » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:35 am

ygmir wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:So it looks like averages of 90s/60s (day/night)?

How reliable would that be...if I didn't have to take up space with winter clothes that would be so nice...
I'd say plan for 100's and low 50's, they are both very possible......
the temps can really dip at night, and, depending on wind (chill)......

also:
there are many camps and folks that have extra cloting and costumes to share...so, if you're chilly.......maybe a Wookey (sp?) suit?
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50s-60s would be great, I don't really need extra stuff until the lower 50s/40s.

And by "extra stuff" I mean more Baren/jager/Meister.

Daytime = no problem. I spent all summer in triple digits + 100% humidity.

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Post by dr.placebo » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:44 am

C.f.M. wrote:So it looks like averages of 90s/60s (day/night)?

How reliable would that be...if I didn't have to take up space with winter clothes that would be so nice...
Well, no. It's not all that reliable. It's the high desert, and temps can change rapidly. Although we always hope for warmer, night temps in the 40-50 F region are pretty common. It's not the average that one plans for, it's the extremes.

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Post by trystanthegypsy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:19 am

Thank god i'm from canada. Our weather here is currently exactly like it will be on the playa... not quite as hot during the day, around 75, but down to 50 at night.

(though yes, there is a lot more air con/warm houses, but lets just say i'm used to the frequent changes of clothes.)

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Post by diane o'thirst » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:35 pm

disruptive wrote:I read in the guides 40's...so that's still above freezing. Has it ever dropped below zero?
In '99, with the wind-chill factor, it got down into the teens a couple times. But that was an exceptionally chilly year. It usually ranges between 50 and 70 with the chilliest part between 3AM and dawn (eight years experience).

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