Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

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Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Post by ACfromSAC » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:40 am

California and Nevada are enjoying the driest winter since 1977 and there's no rain on the horizon! There has been a grand total of 0.05in of rain in Gerlach in the last two months. Will this finally be the year where the usual heavy dust predicions come to fruition? I've had ideal conditions every year I've burned but this severe lack of rain seems like the perfect recipe for a good dose of dust. Speak to me oh wise long-time burners, is there usually a correlation between dry winters and dusty burns?

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Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:53 am

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:59 am

It will be good for exit.. All the pretty people will have left by "frieday"...

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Post by VultureChow » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:34 pm

Smokey burn , perhaps.
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Post by ACfromSAC » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 pm

Ooh, another smokey burn gets my vote! Last years sunrises were beautiful thanks to the fires in Yosemite. Wait, I'm rooting for destrutive forces so I can enjoy a more colorful sunrise? Shame on me.

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Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:14 pm

bring a shovel.
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Post by lucky420 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:57 pm

Last year was also a very good year for drought and up until this year it was the driest year since 1977. But MAY, JUNE, JULY and August brought torrential downpours here in Reno and up on the playa (that thing that happens in July on the playa that no one talks about was a mess).

So maybe we'll get the big summer rains again and that will help...or maybe not.
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Post by fernley1 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:04 pm

Last July here in Fernley, we had one of the best, rainiest, thunderstorm ever. I had to bail out the planter next to the front of the house so water would not get into my crawl space. The roads going north to the playa got hit real hard.

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Post by BBadger » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:15 pm

Oh... this year's post about whether and the playa surface.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:16 pm

fernley1 wrote:The roads going north to the playa got hit real hard.
Ah, the wash-out...
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Post by trilobyte » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:05 pm

It could make for dustier conditions, though the weather over the next 7ish months will factor just as heavily as the months that have come before. So... maybe.

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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:08 am

god dammit i need to now NOW so i can plan my ART and my WARDROBE and my FOOD and EVERYTHING!!!



you're ruining my burning man by not providing me with comprehensive information about the future.


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Post by zorro sings » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:20 am

It could rain from now until August and little difference would be noted if a powerful front moved through the Gerlach area the week of Burning Man.I hate to pull out the old timer credentials out but participants that have attended since 2008 have been very fortunate in the conditions over this time.You have yet to live through a long and large dust up.It's the wind that counts.It's always the wind.
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Post by Box Burner » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:14 pm

Well if it rains from now until august there might be a little mud.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:13 pm

No one needs to worry about dust. I'll bring this.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:42 pm

i've heard of instances where if it's dry and dusty enough, the very air itself can burn and explode...


like a grain elevator.


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Post by Canoe » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:06 am

The governor of California has declared a state-wide drought, urging residents to conserve water in what could be the state's driest year on record.
Fifth-generation cattle rancher in California says it has never been this bad ever in his lifetime and his family's records show the area's previous worst drought was in the 1890s.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:34 pm

So, is a Dustansary better or worse than a Dustocolypse?
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Post by FIGJAM » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:15 pm

Haboob?
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Post by fernley1 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:24 pm

There is a 20% chance of rain or snow here in Northern Nevada later next week.
We'll see.

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Post by oscillator » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:23 pm

Fasten your seatbelts and place your dustmask and goggles in a full upright position...
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Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Post by Canoe » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:39 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Haboob?
So if we go from 10% humidity down to 2% humidity, how much better will a swamp cooler perform? :)
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:52 pm

I'm serious. Hotter and dryer than Egypt.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:37 am

embrace it.
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Post by unjonharley » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:10 am

It was so dry...............................................

How dry was it :?:

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Post by Just_Joe » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:51 am

I talked to a friend yesterday that said there have been dust storms all week. In January.

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Post by Jorge de la Playa » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:33 pm

Oh fer shure: There WILL be dust! But it won't be all that apocalyptic...unless there are also strong winds and afternoon storms.
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Post by maryanimal » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:56 pm

Jorge de la Playa wrote:Oh fer shure: There WILL be dust! But it won't be all that apocalyptic...unless there are also strong winds and afternoon storms.

You share the same last name of our current resident, and loveable curmudgeon Simon de la playa. Are you related or a provocateur? :mrgreen:
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:01 pm

Jorge is a long lost brother from another mother, a real person and not a sock, an incredible photographer , in case anyone out there needs to update their flowchart.

glad to see he has finally entered into the fray...
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Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:50 am

hot & dry, with an increasing chance of "fuck you."


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