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    Ain't this some shit. You can bet the whole Sugarland catastrophe is on everyone's mind... Hoping for the best but that mass of clouds barreling down looks ominous. It's a wind tunnel through there, hence the windmills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trakball View Post
    Yeah, that might be what ends up happening. I'm getting there early Thursday so I'm hoping to at least get the tent set up... maybe if I use a LOT of stakes, it'll stay put. Stakes is high.
    Guylines are a must if you want the frame to not bend in these conditions.
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    How accurate are wind reports, about the same as rain predictions? I find rain forecasts in Cali to be iffy, never really paid attention to how often the wind advisories came through as true, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theGold View Post
    How accurate are wind reports, about the same as rain predictions? I find rain forecasts in Cali to be iffy, never really paid attention to how often the wind advisories came through as true, though.
    yeah, same here. I don't really pay attention to wind reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    Guylines are a must if you want the frame to not bend in these conditions.

    Good looking out, summerkid. Just checked online, gonna pick up a set after work today.
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    How accurate are wind reports, about the same as rain predictions? I find rain forecasts in Cali to be iffy, never really paid attention to how often the wind advisories came through as true, though.
    they are DEAD ON! I live here and the wind last night was fucking out of control. You could have offered me $20 to stand outside for 3 min. and I'd said 'Fuck you!'

    it's just getting started. As these storms get close the wind blows hard....as the storm hits it dies down and if we get rain it's normally gone...but in this case they are back to back...in my experience these are the fucking worst because what was 40 mph winds which are fucking out of control now will be 60 mph winds which are dangerous.

    There won't be an ounce of wind during the day...it'll start at 2-3pm at light winds then pick up...by 5 pm it'll be getting rough...by 7:30 you'll be headed inside...by 9pm it'll be fucking bad....by 10 pm it's a fucking nightmare that you won't want to be in....and it gets worse till about 2 am...then tapers off.

    It's interesting you mention the other fest where the stage fell down. Friday should be a tad lighter...but the prob is Thursday night.

    If I was camping I'd get a hotel close by Indio tonight and be one of the first in lines Thurs to set up...have a great day and be ready.

    Stop by Home Depot and get the large stakes in the outside garden area....they are metal about 6 inches long.....your tent will hold.
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    Very good advice, baily. I'm definitely going to come prepared.

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    i am STRESSING about this wind thing... 1/10 of an inch of rain sounds awesome, but 50 mph gusts, not so much.

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    Week 1 (Windchella) I highly recommend piking up these as opposed to stakes that come with your tent. Walmart has em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolXSlayer View Post
    The wind is gonna make it hard to pitch a tent. Especially for newbies like myself. -__-
    The wind's never given me a problem with pitching a tent.

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    they are DEAD ON! I live here and the wind last night was fucking out of control. You could have offered me $20 to stand outside for 3 min. and I'd said 'Fuck you!'

    it's just getting started. As these storms get close the wind blows hard....as the storm hits it dies down and if we get rain it's normally gone...but in this case they are back to back...in my experience these are the fucking worst because what was 40 mph winds which are fucking out of control now will be 60 mph winds which are dangerous.

    There won't be an ounce of wind during the day...it'll start at 2-3pm at light winds then pick up...by 5 pm it'll be getting rough...by 7:30 you'll be headed inside...by 9pm it'll be fucking bad....by 10 pm it's a fucking nightmare that you won't want to be in....and it gets worse till about 2 am...then tapers off.

    It's interesting you mention the other fest where the stage fell down. Friday should be a tad lighter...but the prob is Thursday night.

    If I was camping I'd get a hotel close by Indio tonight and be one of the first in lines Thurs to set up...have a great day and be ready.

    Stop by Home Depot and get the large stakes in the outside garden area....they are metal about 6 inches long.....your tent will hold.
    I hope you're fearmongering, or that it's at least not anywhere as bad as the dire picture you're painting. Also, how many hotels will have any vacancy from now through Monday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhat Damaged View Post
    The wind's never given me a problem with pitching a tent.



    I hope you're fearmongering, or that it's at least not anywhere as bad as the dire picture you're painting. Also, how many hotels will have any vacancy from now through Monday?
    dude....that's like someone in Alaska saying 'it's gonna be fucking cold'

    I live here....if you want I'll video some of the wind tonight and post it....

    I'm not fearmongering.....It'd be easier to say nothing and sit back and watch...but figured I'd help those who want to know.

    There's a light breeze now and a small bit of rain came through....nothing to be concerned over....

    I'm telling you ...it's not the rain you should care about...it's the wind.

    Thursday mainly

    it may be gone by friday...Friday night may be awesome with no wind...but I will bet the farm that Thurday night is fucking wind storm that none of ya'll have ever seen in your life...and probably won't ever again.

    It's rare that we get back to back storms...but having lived here for so many years I can tell you the wind that it'll produce is out of control...

    In regards to hotels....tonight...you'll be fine....Thurs tough...Friday & Sat...not happening..
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    it may be gone by friday...Friday night may be awesome with no wind...but I will bet the farm that Thurday night is fucking wind storm that none of ya'll have ever seen.
    Dude I really appreciate the heads up you're giving us. I stayed at the Morongo casino years ago when a freak rain / wind storm hit, and it was like a hurricane out there! It was one thing to witness it from the confines of the hotel tower... actually CAMPING in it, holy shit.

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    I love extreme shit. This'll be intense.
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    Weather.com shows max windspeed at 18 MPH. That windstorm advisory started yesterday and should be passed by the weekend. I trust weather.com. Living in Chicago I basically check that shit daily.
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    Is that a metal band or something there?
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    So I'm driving out today from LA area. I hear wind/dust advisories on the 10. Thoughts on the 91/60 vs the 10? Planned on leaving in about 2 hours.

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    How should I secure my canopy?

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    you guys ever notice the wind mills? yea indio has lots of winds...friday is supposed to be windy all morning til about 5pm...steak your shit or watch it fly
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    Quote Originally Posted by involvelemons View Post
    Weather.com shows max windspeed at 18 MPH. That windstorm advisory started yesterday and should be passed by the weekend. I trust weather.com. Living in Chicago I basically check that shit daily.
    LOL...yea....it said 15 mph last night at 10pm....

    I was FUCKING HERE ....local paper had it reported at 30-50mph

    you be the smart one and ignore the heads up....because what a fuck I'm being in telling you to bring.....ugghhh stakes for your tents.....

    Wow I'm really out to get ya!.....look out.....I may be trying to pull one over on ya''.....I'm secretly in the stake market ...and we sell to home depot...I'm gonna be rich ...had this planned for weeks...

    get fucking real
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    sooo glad weekend 2 is gonna hot!

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    lol gonna be hot

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    Weekend 2....

    97 degrees and blazing sunshine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetThereBeLight View Post
    How should I secure my canopy?
    most tent canopy will connect to the same stakes as the main tent stakes.

    just thinking off the cuff...I'd youtube camping in high wind or planning to camp in high wind and see what advice is out there....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWatcher View Post
    So I'm driving out today from LA area. I hear wind/dust advisories on the 10. Thoughts on the 91/60 vs the 10? Planned on leaving in about 2 hours.
    I prefer the 60 in general over the 10. The wind will only really be an issue if you have a tall vehicle. I'd also recommend staying to the left as to avoid the big rigs.

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    im just gonna sleep in my car...problem solved

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    alright. I'm arriving tomorrow at 1pm. Because of the wind, any thoughts on waiting until Friday to set up my canopy?

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    Again...wind will be an issue Thurs night...prob fine the rest.

    things I just read online were to use your car as a shield....wind will be coming WEST to EAST ....so park your car to block the wind.
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    ffffffffffff I'm driving up Thursday night. The wind on that twisty fucking mountain road is going to be fun

    This might be the only year I choose to take the long way in.
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    I am driving up Thursday night as well, arriving around 10pm which sounds like a horrible time to arrive but it is what it is. I am coming up from San Diego, any driving tips for that kind of wind?

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    can we bring kites?
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