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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:49 pm

lucky420 wrote:30 degree diff? Yes that's normal out this way
I really enjoy the extremes of the Playa weather as long as it doesn't rain.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Jackass » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:51 pm

And don't forget those temperature swings can get upwards of 50 degrees sometimes too!

(with rain)
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Jackass wrote:And don't forget those temperature swings can get upwards of 50 degrees sometimes too!

(with rain)
Love it. Just not the rain part.

Time to start hydrating I guess :-)
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by homo ardentum » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:51 pm

It's raining like a beast out there now...hope they can hunker down and reboot tomorrow!

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Sham » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:54 pm

homo ardentum wrote:It's raining like a beast out there now...hope they can hunker down and reboot tomorrow!
Great, it will smooth out some of those ruts. :shock:

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Just_Joe » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:09 pm

About a third of an inch as of 9pm-a pretty good soaking.
Reports of Hwy 447 closed (washed out) between Empire and Gerlach.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:20 am

Just_Joe wrote:About a third of an inch as of 9pm-a pretty good soaking.
Reports of Hwy 447 closed (washed out) between Empire and Gerlach.
Just take Jungo road instead :mrgreen:




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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by zetan » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:08 pm

People camped next door last year blew _10_ trailer tires on Jungo road.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:58 am

zetan wrote:People camped next door last year blew _10_ trailer tires on Jungo road.
10?

Very determined. I guess if you take 11 spares there’s no problem then.

I'd be willing to bet that many who have taken Junjo road actually found it to be slower than slogging through traffic on the paved roads.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by ygmir » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:27 pm

lets hope they are gone soon.....
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Just_Joe » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:38 pm

96 degrees in Gerlach. this afternoon- a little warmer than average.
Extended forecast calls for low 90's next weekend.
http://www.gerlachweather.com/wxforecast.php
Humidity is normal @ 10-15% in the afternoons. While dry conditions make it feel a tad cooler, they keeps the fire danger high.
We had an active fire pop up in the Virginia City area (120 mi S of BRC) late this morning. It's at 150 acres and growing right now.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by ygmir » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:12 pm

Just back from BRC:
surface is super flat, but very crusty. I'm guessing it turn to dust fast, as people move around. The crust crumbles easily.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by lucky420 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:48 pm

ygmir wrote:Just back from BRC:
surface is super flat, but very crusty. I'm guessing it turn to dust fast, as people move around. The crust crumbles easily.

Ok everybody find your spot and don't move
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Just_Joe » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:03 pm

ygmir wrote:Just back from BRC:
surface is super flat, but very crusty. I'm guessing it turn to dust fast, as people move around. The crust crumbles easily.
Could be worse.
Could be three months ago....

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Joeln » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 pm

ygmir wrote:Just back from BRC:
surface is super flat, but very crusty. I'm guessing it turn to dust fast, as people move around. The crust crumbles easily.
Dust 'R' Us :mrgreen:
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:47 pm

Hot days, dust storms, & cold nights. That's the Playa I know & love.

Bring it on.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Chairman Meow » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:31 am

FWIW, "experts" say that because of the wet weather, followed by the heat wave, the playa is going to be great -hard and flat and less dusty than usual.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Burn ... 881101.php

I don't know... the last time there was a lake into the spring, was 2008. And the playa that year was EXTREMELY soft and dusty.

We'll see who's right, the officials, or the experienced burners.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Canoe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 am

Chairman Meow wrote:FWIW, "experts" say that because of the wet weather, followed by the heat wave, the playa is going to be great -hard and flat and less dusty than usual.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Burn ... 881101.php

I don't know... the last time there was a lake into the spring, was 2008. And the playa that year was EXTREMELY soft and dusty.

We'll see who's right, the officials, or the experienced burners.
Or the report from someone who was there...
ygmir wrote:Just back from BRC:
surface is super flat, but very crusty. I'm guessing it turn to dust fast, as people move around. The crust crumbles easily.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Token » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:33 am

I'm pretty sure the "experts" are right on some level, like for the wind sailers or rocketry club, but for 70000 strong hoard of the unwashed shuffling their feet for days on end... yeah.

It's gonna be epic dusty.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by TT120 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:08 pm

Yup. Once those "Playa chips" get stepped on, they're dust.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Canoe » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:09 pm

TT120 wrote:Yup. Once those "Playa chips" get stepped on, they're dust.
I suppose it's too late to convince the virgins that those Playa Chips are archaeological/geographical artifacts, hence are Federally protected and can't be stepped on?
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by lucky420 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:44 pm

Yes there will be dust, there always is. I'm hoping tha the deep water penetration we had will have smoothed out, flattened and hardened up the big dune spots
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Just_Joe » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:47 am

An upper level low is moving into the area, resulting in a pretty good chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight and into Wednesday.

After that,
"A strong area of high pressure sets up over the west Friday, lasting
through the weekend. This will bring warming temperatures and dry
conditions to the eastern Sierra and western Nevada. High
temperatures are likely to be in the mid to upper 90s in western
Nevada valleys with 90s in Sierra valleys. Winds will generally be
light through the period with some afternoon breezes.

The ridge begins to weaken around the middle of next week in
response to a trough approaching the northwest coast. This, along
with increasing moisture, may allow for some thunderstorms to return
to the region midweek."

http://www.gerlachweather.com/wxdiscussion.php

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Token » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:15 am

What they don't talk about yet is the wet low at Puerto Vallarta that may toss a tropical system up the Baja peninsula over the next 10 - 12 days, and the remnants of Harvey rapidly reforming in The Gulf and landing in southern Texas on a NW track.

We may get a rare "slingshot" of tropical moisture getting injected early September with two tropical remnant lows pulling a moisture plume up north of usual tracks.

Having some thick plastic bags for emergency footwear might be a good idea.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Jackass » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:31 am

I've got a box of heavy mil plastic painter's boot covers in the trailer for that very reason... but gallon size ziplocks duct taped just above the ankle work pretty good too.
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Traveller in Time » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:47 am

Low in the nineties wind 15 to 20 mph (approximately 33C and 4 Beaufort) according to BMIR
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Token » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:44 pm

The opening weekend will be a scorcher.

Sunday should be 100++

Fuck the SI folks, they can do the arithmetic.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Traveller in Time » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:57 pm

No need to, 100 F is body temperature and equals 37 C.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Token » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:01 pm

Traveller in Time wrote:No need to, 100 F is body temperature and equals 37 C.
Nope, F's wife had a fever the day he calibrated so it's off.

98.6°F = (37°C)

100 is closer to 38 ;)

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Traveller in Time » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:07 pm

Do you feel the difference?
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