PDX Burner Gurl wrote:I looked up gerlach on the weather channel. Google says it may rain with thunder storms on Tuesday! Yeay.... mud!
PDX Girl covered in mud. Happy image.
diane o'thirst wrote:BTW, love the sig-file...
Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs 85 to 95. Light winds becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows 55 to 65. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.
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.TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHS 85 TO 95. LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY
CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. LOWS 55 TO 65. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 85 TO 95. SOUTH WINDS UP TO
10 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CLEAR AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LOWS 52 TO 62. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING
TO AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS 89 TO 99. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 60.
.SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. HIGHS 86 TO 96. LOWS 49 TO
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS 78 TO 88.
CapSmashy wrote:I hope it calmed down a little for the late leavers. I rolled out Monday night and it was pretty much total white out from start to finish. Kudos to the Exodus team working that night.
In 2001, the Playa was similar to the crust on brownies: *very* crumbly. On Gates-Open Monday, it was difficult to ride a bike more than 100 feet without getting bogged down (unless you had legs like Hulk Hogan). We pretty much gave up bike riding and walked everywhere by Wednesday. By Saturday, the only things mobile were art cars and the Playa was a huge bowl of 6-8" deep...uhmmm, let's just say "talcum powder."Teo del Fuego wrote:As a three-time burner since 2005 does anyone know how 2007 dust bowl compared with years prior to my first Burn?
You must have been near our camp (Euphoria) at Esplanande and 3:15.CapSmashy wrote:All I can say was the big blow that whipped in Thursday is in my top 3 favs for the whole event.
We were caught open Playa on the way back from big rig and sheltered behind the black deuce and a half art car from 3:15 and Esplanade. Kind of scary to see something that massive just materialize out of the swirl 10 feet in front of you.
What sealed it as one of my favorites was when one of the guys on board yelled out "Congratulations! You found us! You win the grand prize!" and handed us a cold PBR.
Dustiest year ever. I had large dunes around the pieces of my art installation. Most people who were only there during the event saw just a portion of it. Much before and after.motskyroonmatick wrote:The monday night white out continued well in to the night with visability down to under 15 feet most of the time. People were driving all over the place in the area of 8:30 and Grassland. It was a very dangerous thing. At times the cars and trucks had to be warned with a flashlight to avoid colliding with the two vehicles parked well inside camp. I somehow managed to get to sleep in my tent so I don't know when it ended. Tuesday morning exodus was clear at 7:30 am.
The thursday afternoon whiteout found me in deep playa near a 5 sided shade structure. I was giving away ice cream with friends. Everybody in the shelter got ice cream and when it was over we proceded on to the big rig jig.