This is an exaggeration. Normally nights get to about 50F or slightly lower. It has NEVER been below freezing on-playa during Burn Week, even before the event moved to the playa. The lowest low ever recorded (Sept 2nd) was 34F.stretch80 wrote:
It can get below freezing at night (as in below 32F or 0C) so bring an appropriate sleeping bag.
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However, it sure does FEEL cold when the nighttime temp is 35-40 degrees lower than the daytime temp. So a sleeping bag and a sheet for when the bag is too hot are a great idea.