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BM 2005 - thunderstorms??

Post by kidblonde » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:59 pm

been seeing online about weather at BRC could be hit with some
thunderstorms this week?

Ok.. this would be another added caution for us all this year.
New Moon the night of the burn - will be pitch black..but gratefully
things will be all lit up more so that evening with LOTS of fire.

so when it rains, thunders out on the playa what are the best
precautions to take?

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Post by fetching » Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:04 am

kidblonde wrote:been seeing online about weather at BRC could be hit with some
thunderstorms this week?

Ok.. this would be another added caution for us all this year.
New Moon the night of the burn - will be pitch black..but gratefully
things will be all lit up more so that evening with LOTS of fire.

so when it rains, thunders out on the playa what are the best
precautions to take?

build an ark, get 2 of everything?

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Post by geekster » Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:22 am

Camp near (but not too near) a camp with one of those radio tower looking lightning rods. They will probably take the hit of any lightning strike in the surrounding tens of meters.
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Post by dinosaurwilly » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:19 am

2. IF OUTDOORS...Avoid water. Avoid the high ground. Avoid open spaces. Avoid all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the windows completely shut. If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:

A. Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.

B. Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other people.

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/lst.html

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Post by Cabanasprings » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:29 am

dinosaurwilly wrote:2. IF OUTDOORS...Avoid water. Avoid the high ground. Avoid open spaces. Avoid all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the windows completely shut. If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:

A. Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.

B. Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other people.

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/lst.html


Definitely, repeat definitely, Do Not stand under a TREE if you are caught in a thunderstorm at Burningman. Definitely.

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Post by phil » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:51 am

so when it rains, thunders out on the playa what are the best
precautions to take?
If it rains, come out and play with the rest of us. If it thunders, who really cares. If it lightnings, see that link posted. If you're near your car and it starts lightning, being in your car is a good thing. Out on the playa, duck and cover as described.

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Post by robotland » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:18 am

Note to self: Bathe semi-regularly so as to somewhat reduce the odor of my fried carcass when lightning strikes my three stacked EMT domes- I'll be the tallest thing in Hushville.
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Post by gladeye » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:43 am

Cabanasprings wrote:
dinosaurwilly wrote:2. IF OUTDOORS...Avoid water. Avoid the high ground. Avoid open spaces. Avoid all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the windows completely shut. If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:

A. Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.

B. Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other people.

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/lst.html


Definitely, repeat definitely, Do Not stand under a TREE if you are caught in a thunderstorm at Burningman. Definitely.
My immediate thought was, "Huh? What trees?" But then I remembered the various palm and pine trees I've seen in past years and remembered you could encounter just about anything on the playa!
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Post by phil » Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:13 pm

My favorite quote from the National Lightning Safety Institute's Web page:
INJURED PERSONS do not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely.
Then there's the news article, "New light on the human torch mystery," at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/158853.stm
The wick effect means that a person could burn slowly without attracting attention from passers-by.
But only at Burning Man, I presume.

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Post by TheJudge » Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:05 am

The weather in BRC is random and cannot be predicted by looking at weather reports from websites. The nearest reporting station to BRC is Lovelock, which is not very accurate. Hell, it could be bone dry and hot in Gerlach and you could be in the middle of a monsoon in BRC. Then it could be bone dry and hot again 10 minutes later. You just dont know.

There is no obvious logic to the way the weather behaves on the playa. Bottom Line: Be prepared for anything, keep your tent zipped up and staked down good and enjoy whatever Mother Nature may or may not present you with.
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Post by unjonharley » Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:40 pm

phil wrote:My favorite quote from the National Lightning Safety Institute's Web page:
INJURED PERSONS do not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely.
Then there's the news article, "New light on the human torch mystery," at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/158853.stm
The wick effect means that a person could burn slowly without attracting attention from passers-by.
But only at Burning Man, I presume.


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Post by TheJudge » Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:15 am

Those would make good t-shirts
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Re: BM 2005 - thunderstorms??

Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:47 am

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:48 am

Two of everything! Are we going to breed the mutant vehicles to make a master race of super art cars?
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