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Re: Ready? - Soft playa

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:12 am

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Re: Ready? - Soft playa

Postby MacGlenver » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:20 am

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Re: Predicting the Playa

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:48 pm

Please don't look for other threads on this topic, they might contain spoilers.
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Re: Predicting the Playa

Postby MacGlenver » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:48 pm

Yeah after posting this I found the other "Soft Playa" thread. Looks like we'll have 3 inches of powder :)
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Re: Predicting the Playa

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby trilobyte » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:56 pm

I've merged some of the playa conditions threads. At the tone, please resume contemplating the dusty apocalypse ahead :)

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby goathead » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:17 am

At the tone, please resume contemplating the dusty apocalypse ahead


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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby MacGlenver » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:21 am

Did he find his hat?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:07 pm

MacGlenver wrote:Did he find his hat?

I think he gave up and started looking for his ears.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Just_Joe » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:34 pm

The station at the Burning Man office in Gerlach recorded 100.5 for a high today.
It didn't break 100 at all last year.
Increasing population capa = playa warming ??

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby AzJames » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:40 pm

If the weather REALLY sucks this year it may scare off some sparkle ponies next year = more tickets for burners. Just a thought.... :twisted:

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Bob » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:49 pm

AzJames wrote:If the weather REALLY sucks this year it may scare off some sparkle ponies next year = more tickets for burners. Just a thought.... :twisted:


And more tickets for your ilk. Jolly.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:52 am

Bob wrote:
AzJames wrote:If the weather REALLY sucks this year it may scare off some sparkle ponies next year = more tickets for burners. Just a thought.... :twisted:


And more tickets for your ilk. Jolly.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:11 pm

oh, it wont be a cliche when it crosses from "epic" into "Biblical"...

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:55 pm

This is cool.

Friends of Black Rock/High Rock: Current Conditions, Weather Forecast, and Imagery

http://blackrockdesert.org/friends/current/conditions

Included is information about the desert surface today. Doesn't tell us what'll be going on in a month (there will be @#$%-loads of dust, the question is--what will the wind do?) . . . but I like it anyway.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby fritz » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 pm

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:08 pm

Savannah wrote:This is cool. Friends of Black Rock/High Rock: Current Conditions, Weather Forecast, and Imagery
http://blackrockdesert.org/friends/current/conditions
Included is information about the desert surface today. Doesn't tell us what'll be going on in a month (there will be @#$%-loads of dust, the question is--what will the wind do?) . . . but I like it anyway.

Way cool!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Canoe » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:23 pm

graphs of the most recent seven days
http://www.dongrays.com/burningman/weather/
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:27 pm

Canoe wrote:graphs of the most recent seven days
http://www.dongrays.com/burningman/weather/


Looks like winds tend to be worse in the late afternoon/evening?
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby lucky420 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:57 am

Yes it is usually more windy in the afternoon especially when it is hot during the day.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby motskyroonmatick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:34 pm

lucky420 wrote:Yes it is usually more windy in the afternoon especially when it is hot during the day.


Yes!---And there are the days when it is hot and there is less than a 5 mph wind. Stifling. Then it gets windy from the atmospheric cooling when the sun goes down. It's trying to the patience of those who allow it to be and are unprepared for complete reversal of the direction of the wind. Who am I kidding. It's going to be hot a fuck and the wind will come from all points of the compass. All points!!!!

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:09 am

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Turnip » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:40 pm

In Illinois, it's been hot as hell. It hit over 100 for like a week straight. It dropped below 90, and we were pulling out our sweaters.

And here we have humidity. Humidity so thick you'd be better off with gills.

I will welcome this 100 degree, DRY heat with open arms.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby MacGlenver » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:53 pm

Wonder if some of the super early setup people could post a playa conditions video every so often. Or they can just say "Conditions same as last week". BMorg needs to add a full-time playameteorologist. Playaologist.

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:56 pm

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby MacGlenver » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:23 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Click on animate...
http://blackrockdesert.org/friends/playacam


Fuck you're good.... Though I was referring more to the ground conditions (eg. the video of the guy swishing his foot thru 3 inches of playa powder). Doubt that'll change in the next 5 weeks unless they get a lot of rain.

Thx tho -- this is really cool too.
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Major Krash » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:40 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:THE PLAIN TRUTH IS EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS BURNING MAN THIS YEAR IS GOING TO DIE!


yes, but so are those that don't go this year....

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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby dragonpilot » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:26 pm

BoyScoutGirl wrote:
Canoe wrote:graphs of the most recent seven days
http://www.dongrays.com/burningman/weather/


Looks like winds tend to be worse in the late afternoon/evening?


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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby socks » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:14 pm

It could be 7 days of heat and dust but I for one could care less..I have come home
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Eric » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:35 pm

Holy crap - the latest graph shows night-time temps in the upper 60's! I may have to rethink my normal heavy suits (with back-up options, of course)...
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