Playa Conditions for 2015

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:25 pm

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:43 pm

"Kinda like a Wareing blender."
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby ygmir » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:29 pm

looks like rain on the Gerlach webcam
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:17 am

" the sun will be blotted out from the sky, and night will fall in the middle of the day. "
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:01 pm

Got reports of thunderstorms yesterday, and "big ass hail" today.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby pacerpilot » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:50 am

I have been watching that on the aviation weather site. Hail is a big concern.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby ygmir » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:53 am

maybe the gangs all there?
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Mojojita » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:31 am

^^^^^ (groan!)
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:36 am

"big ass hail"




sorry, we were out of brimstone for the time being.

it's on back-order, but should be shipping soon.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby ^Rhino! » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:01 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
"big ass hail"




sorry, we were out of brimstone for the time being.

it's on back-order, but should be shipping soon.


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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby VultureChow » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:39 am

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Jovankat » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:09 pm

Opening night of 'Summer at The House" a few years ago there were umbrellas not secured properly and a patron was ht in the face by one and lost an eye. The Production Manager who approved of how they'd been installed/didn't have them pulled down when it got windy could face jail time and the Opera House will no doubt be sued.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:01 am

This is what always happens.

It is now clear that the first Tuesday after Labor Day causes large-scale meteorological disturbances in northern Nevada -- disturbances that result in high winds and the accompanying dust storms across most of the Black Rock desert playa, the site where Burning Man has arguably ended a day or two before. It's happened every year for the last eight years, without hiccup. The old-timers will even tell you that, back in the day, the wind blew twice that hard, in both directions, simultaneously, and the dust was actually more like sharpened volcanic pebbles dislodged and propelled from the surrounding mountains. It went right through car paint and blue tarps, chafing the skin to blood at 103 feet per second.

As those who stay late know, the dust storms are key: Each year they create a desert full of front-row seats for a performance in which people you know and respect snap in curious and revealing ways. The BMan literature makes claims for the transformative nature of the event. But, in reality, the event is only the necessary prelude for the real show: Eight days of no sleep, lethal dehydration, substance abuse, unrequited sexual aggression, camp drama, faux-fire warfare and heroic art catastrophes leaves everyone hanging on a thin sliver, right and ready to deal with the skin-stinging, eye-blinding and breath-preventing reality of a good dust storm. And this is where the real tests begin.


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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Ano » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:28 pm

It might not matter by the time the event rolls around, but here's what some friends have to say:

It's windy. It's wettish, with intermittent raining (and some hail!) since workers have been arriving.

The playa itself is disgusting, some claim the worst they've ever seen. Chunky, goopy, dusty, nasty, not very bikeable in some parts. Pieces of flatland are interrupted by sheer nastiness. Golden Spike was cut short because it was too windy to hear each other.

It's certainly gonna be a year, folks.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby gaminwench » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:41 am

YAY!

Bring on the playa weather!

Some of my favorite playa memories are supported by playa wind/rain/dust in the excess. :twisted:
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby danibel » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:56 pm

Ano wrote:It might not matter by the time the event rolls around, but here's what some friends have to say:

It's windy. It's wettish, with intermittent raining (and some hail!) since workers have been arriving.

The playa itself is disgusting, some claim the worst they've ever seen. Chunky, goopy, dusty, nasty, not very bikeable in some parts. Pieces of flatland are interrupted by sheer nastiness. Golden Spike was cut short because it was too windy to hear each other.

It's certainly gonna be a year, folks.



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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:19 am

be careful about what you ask for.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Meat Hunter » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:59 am

The airport runway build crew was out on the playa last weekend doing the first stage of building the two (2) runways and the aircraft parking area.

They report that the surface of both areas were the hardest and smoothest this year than the crew had ever seen.

They also reported that upon landing, instead of making grooves in the dust, the wheels actually made some skid marks.

Different areas of the playa are often textured differently. But, if what they found is any indication of the general condition of the playa, it would seem that the general surface area is firm and in good condition. They are of the opinion that a little rain this week or next week will do no harm and might even be beneficial.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Madgirl » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:39 am

Saw a report from a member of the placement team yesterday that all was hard packed and looking good where they were too.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:44 am

They also reported that upon landing, instead of making grooves in the dust, the wheels actually made some skid marks.



i believe they used the word "divot" :twisted:



now hush up.....the Official Forecast is DOOM
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby ^Rhino! » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:03 am

You mean it? Really, Simon? Will Ron Simmons and "The Natural" Butch Reed show up? I can just see them with their manager, Woman, coming into BRC.....they think they'll find Hawk and Animal, the Road Warriors (a.k.a. the LEGION OF DOOM) over at Thunderdome for a real cage match.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby mrchiff » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:11 am

It's raining as of this morning.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:12 pm

"it's like that"
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby skippy3k » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:27 pm

Rainbow lightening? Should I dance with joy or seek safety? I am so confused!

I will dance with joy as I seek safety. There. That's better.
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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:28 am

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:21 am

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby otakup0pe » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:56 am

Bring either DEET or geckos. Scuttlebutt saying there is lots of mosquitoes this year.

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Postby lucky420 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:04 am

Pershing county reported one case of West Nile Virus this week...

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Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

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