Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

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Just_Joe
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Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:36 am

Black Rock Weather

Well rested after taking last year off from ABC Alphabet Block Camp, a few of us have decided to do a weather camp this year.

We'll have a semi-pro weather station set up during the event to record and share temperatures, humidity, wind and all the other jazz.
We're in the process of reaching out to Al Roker to become a camp member. We think he'd make a good burner.

At minimum there will be a display at our frontage with a weekly grid showing daily highs, lows and the current forecast.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet, but there is a potential for a continuously updated phone app and/or mobile website.

We need some ideas for interactivity. Any suggestions? I'm wondering if I can get Ratty to whip up a couple hundred windsocks.

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby ygmir » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:00 am

yay Joe!!
I'm sure whatever you do will be grand!
will you have a "weather rock"?
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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:39 am

ygmir wrote:will you have a "weather rock"?

Communal Effort. BAM!!
Thanks, Ygmir.
I guess it should be a "BLACK" rock?
Now to weld up a heavy duty tripod.... after I buy a welder.

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby ygmir » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:16 pm

Just_Joe wrote:
ygmir wrote:will you have a "weather rock"?

Communal Effort. BAM!!
Thanks, Ygmir.
I guess it should be a "BLACK" rock?
Now to weld up a heavy duty tripod.... after I buy a welder.

or come use one of mine.....
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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby TT120 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:17 pm

Come see the Black Weather Rock at Black Rock Weather. :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Ratty » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:18 pm

Funny you should mention it. I'm using up all my extra socks this Saturday. The theme for the SF Burnal Equinox is 'sock puppets'. Right up my alley. Ouch.

I've got 2 other massive sewing projects started but let me know if you do need something. Oh crap. I just remembered I have several pairs of some guys shorts to decorate. * Diving in*.
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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby EGAZ » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:17 pm

Come see the Black Weather Rock at Black Rock Weather. :mrgreen:

I like it!! :D

Interactivity...... Hmmmm. Let me think about that one.
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
I am Camp2. - A solo camp - Stop by and say Hey!, 8) Gotta beer?

If you are another Solo Burner & very 'Radically Self Reliant' - Maybe we can 'Do What We Do!' :P

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Traveller in Time » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:53 am

A BlackRockWeather station sounds great
Don't forget to exchange data with BMIR, last year they had some troubles reading temperature :D

Also dust conditions?, ppm in air, visibility . . .
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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:36 pm

ygmir wrote:
Just_Joe wrote:Now to weld up a heavy duty tripod.... after I buy a welder.

or come use one of mine.....

Just the opening I was waiting for. I'll come see ya once we thaw out!

Traveller in Time wrote:Also dust conditions?

Don't need any highfalutin equipment for this one....


My late friend Teardropper used to make a pretty damn good drink at the Black Rock Rendezvous every year.
A google search brought me back here to eplaya.
Official Black Rock Weather camp cocktail "Playa Breeze" recipe secured!

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby lucky420 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:22 pm

Just_Joe wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Just_Joe wrote:Now to weld up a heavy duty tripod.... after I buy a welder.

or come use one of mine.....

Just the opening I was waiting for. I'll come see ya once we thaw out!

Traveller in Time wrote:Also dust conditions?

Don't need any highfalutin equipment for this one....


My late friend Teardropper used to make a pretty damn good drink at the Black Rock Rendezvous every year.
A google search brought me back here to eplaya.
Official Black Rock Weather camp cocktail "Playa Breeze" recipe secured!


and youre not gonna share this recipe?
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby EGAZ » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:15 pm

....and youre not gonna share this recipe?

Please do! :mrgreen:
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
I am Camp2. - A solo camp - Stop by and say Hey!, 8) Gotta beer?

If you are another Solo Burner & very 'Radically Self Reliant' - Maybe we can 'Do What We Do!' :P

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Just_Joe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:51 pm


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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby EGAZ » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:07 pm

Thank you sir.... 8)
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
I am Camp2. - A solo camp - Stop by and say Hey!, 8) Gotta beer?

If you are another Solo Burner & very 'Radically Self Reliant' - Maybe we can 'Do What We Do!' :P

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Just_Joe » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:49 pm

Camp Game: DUST DEVIL (you probably know it as Twister).



No work back from Al Roker yet.
Time to start thinking about Plan B.
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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Just_Joe » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:35 pm

We successfully deployed a 27' mast and weather station on the playa over Memorial Day weekend, so I guess we're a go.
Even gots a facebook page:
Black Rock Weather on Facebook

I'll be posting a fresh video there in the next couple of days.

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Lonesomebri » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:08 am

I trust that you will provide the citizens of Black Rock the same level of accurate and concise information that we have come to expect from your blocks.

As for interactivity:
Spitting Into The Wind.
Staring Into The Sun.
Cloud Identification on the Playa; Poofer, Illegal Fireworks or Distant Infernal?
Baggies and Buckets, Building the Perfect 3-Day Rain Emergency Shitter.
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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Kelsier » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:02 am

Blindfold participants and have them guess the current weather conditions.
It seems that this is my circus, and apparently those are my monkeys.
I'll get the net.

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Re: Black Rock Weather **New for 2017**

Postby Professor Pickle » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:03 pm

We'd love to help spread the weather data across the universe at CampEnvy.Org.

Our live info section has a space for you...

Send coordinates and links...we'll work on getting Al Roker out to you...

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