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