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Burning Man 2011 WEATHER! Plus Festival to become a non-profit to support arts

August 30, 2011

After 25 years of various sorts of mayhem, profit and loss, Burning Man LLC is becoming a non-profit. This might dispell some of the naysayers who do the math–50,000 people x $300 a ticket is a lot of money and they wonder where it goes (read more about how much money Burning Man makes & where it goes here.)

An article on Burning Man’s growing pains, the NY Times quoted my friend Helen as saying:  “I don’t care if he takes a quarter of a million. If it’s there, let him take it. There’s people who make $2 million a year and work for DuPont and all they do is pollute the planet,” said Helen O’Neill of Ventura, Calif. On matters of liquidation, she said: “It’s his baby and that’s his prerogative.”

Where do you think all that money should go? How do you think it should be handled?

And yes I am blogging live from Burning Man! And hiding out from a dust storm while my son naps. I took the photo above yesterday when the weather was stellar! (That’s The Man in the far distance–we have an even better view from our camp–I need to post a photo!) The wind blew some Monday afternoon, then more seriously most of last night and it’s been steady most of today.

Here’s  more about the weather in Black Rock City:

The weather station: http://aprs.fi/?call=k5kz-13&mt=roadmap&z=11&timerange=3600

Currently: APRS/CWOP weather 2011-08-30 22:51:48z: [show weather charts]
Temperature 84.9°F Humidity 13% Pressure 980 mbar
Wind 209° 17.0 MPH (Gusts 29.1 MPH)
Rain 0.0 inches/1h 0.0 inches/since midnight

and more:

http://aprs.fi/weather/K5KZ-13

Here’s predictions for Black Rock City: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Gerlach&state=NV&site=REV&textField1=40.6517&textField2=-119.354&e=0

And here’s what they say:

8/30 This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Tonight:Mostly clear, with a low around 57. West wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

8/31 Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

9/1 Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 49.

9/2 Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 52.

9/3 Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 55.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 90.

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