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Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:40 am
by ACfromSAC
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?

Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:53 am
by Simon of the Playa
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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:59 am
by unjonharley
It will be good for exit.. All the pretty people will have left by "frieday"...

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:34 pm
by VultureChow
Smokey burn , perhaps.

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 pm
by ACfromSAC
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.

Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:14 pm
by Roberto Dobbisano
bring a shovel.

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:57 pm
by lucky420
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.

Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:04 pm
by fernley1
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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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:15 pm
by BBadger
Oh... this year's post about whether and the playa surface.

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:16 pm
by theCryptofishist
fernley1 wrote:The roads going north to the playa got hit real hard.
Ah, the wash-out...

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:05 pm
by trilobyte
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.

Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:08 am
by Roberto Dobbisano
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.


gah.

Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:20 am
by zorro sings
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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Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:14 pm
by Box Burner
Well if it rains from now until august there might be a little mud.

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Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:13 pm
by Captain Goddammit
No one needs to worry about dust. I'll bring this.

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Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:42 pm
by Simon of the Playa
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.


i can't wait. :twisted:

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Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:06 am
by Canoe
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.
satellite image compares the snow and water cover of January 2013 and January 2014.jpg

Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:34 pm
by theCryptofishist
So, is a Dustansary better or worse than a Dustocolypse?

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Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:15 pm
by FIGJAM
Haboob?

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Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:24 pm
by fernley1
There is a 20% chance of rain or snow here in Northern Nevada later next week.
We'll see.

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Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:23 pm
by oscillator
Fasten your seatbelts and place your dustmask and goggles in a full upright position...
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Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:39 pm
by Canoe
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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Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:52 pm
by Ugly Dougly
I'm serious. Hotter and dryer than Egypt.

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Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:37 am
by Simon of the Playa
embrace it.

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Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:10 am
by unjonharley
It was so dry...............................................

How dry was it :?:

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Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:51 am
by Just_Joe
I talked to a friend yesterday that said there have been dust storms all week. In January.

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Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:33 pm
by Jorge de la Playa
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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Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:56 pm
by maryanimal
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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Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:01 pm
by Simon of the Playa
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...

Re: Drought = DUSTAVANSARY?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:50 am
by Simon of the Playa
hot & dry, with an increasing chance of "fuck you."


http://www.sfgate.com/drought/