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« on: July 30, 2014, 07:48:28 AM »

Hi,

Time is getting near...

Has any one got some news from the Salt Flats about the surface condition?

Thanks in advance...

Patrick
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 08:20:15 AM »

Isolated thunder storms the last few days. 30% chance of rain today, but then the forcast clears up. Supposed to be 93 degrees in the day, and 67 at night.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 08:30:36 AM »

Take a look for yourself.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.7371490590005&lon=-114.0375068349997&site=all&smap=1#.U9jzZECC7Fx
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 11:23:26 AM »

Jon goes to the true source; from which all the others report.

Here is a little more insight.

 If one can believe Wunderground.com; the almanac shows very little precip in the last few days.
Salt lake and the mountains have had some intense monsoon storms, mudslides, etc.10 day looks good at this point.

http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/zmw:89883.1.99999
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Almanac for July 30, 2014
KENV    Forecast    Average *    Range *
Temperature
High    88 °F    92 °F    84 to 102 °F
Low    68 °F    68 °F    60 to 78 °F
Precipitation
Rain    0 in    0.00 in    0.00 to 0.05 in

It is almost as if Wendover is the hole in the doughnut.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 12:02:42 PM »

Let's just hope that "donut hole" stays right where it is!
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 02:38:40 PM »

At the test and Tune you could see rain all around, but not on the salt
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 01:53:15 AM »

Thanks...

And fingers crossed...

Patrick
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 07:03:54 AM »

At the test and Tune you could see rain all around, but not on the salt

Yep, so just looking at Wendover doesn't always give one the true picture of what is going on just a few miles away on the salt  smiley

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 09:13:13 AM »

Five or six years ago at Speedweek, we awoke to rain in Wendover. Thinking there was no use going to the salt early, we went and had a leisurely breakfast. Still raining in Wendover when we headed to the salt flats. Upon arrival, no rain whatsoever and they had been running all morning.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 09:28:48 AM »



It is almost as if Wendover is the hole in the doughnut.

Jim

There's a reason that Wendover is a train town.  It's the last place you could get water in sufficient quantities to run a locomotive into SLC.

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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 10:45:47 AM »


There's a reason that Wendover is a train town.  It's the last place you could get water in sufficient quantities to run a locomotive into SLC.



I thought it was the last place to get good beer before a run to SLC  grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 07:07:38 PM »

At this time at the Bonneville salt flats there is a 4 day rocket club event, the salt looks very good and little or no dampness. This was on channel 13 fox news from salt lake. :cheers:BTW some of these rockets go as high as 10,000 feet. FAA has given them the ok every year.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2014, 10:59:24 AM »

I've been to the Rocket meet,,,, some very nice people with a passion for what they are doing.   Very impressive,,,,,,,, if you have never seen them do their thing !!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2014, 12:02:49 PM »

Here's one about the new wheel packer -- and the very important need to finish paying for it.  It has been shipped - but about 2/3 paid.  Some good handful of thousands of dollars still need paying.  Be a hero, as the post says.


You too can Be a “HERO” and own part of our New Bonneville Salt Crusher
For only $500.00 to-$995.00 you and your company will receive special recognition at  the 100th  year anniversary of Bonneville.

“The Century of Speed”. Your credit has been pre-approved and the payments will be only $19.00 per mouth!

Please give me a call.

Ron Main 818-523-7005        (operators are standing by for your pledge)

This is what we need to make sure that we can provide you with the best Bonneville course possible!

 
By the way, I suppose I should tell you that there are 7 or eight wheels in front of these -- with the location of them staggered to provide full coverage over the total width of the machine.

If you've got money burning a hole in your pocket - give Ron a call and offer some.  So far this machine has been paid for by a few pretty large donors, but since those have already given for the good of the courses - now it's time for us (the real people without scads of money or corporations in our budget) to pony up.  Thanks.


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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2014, 08:35:13 PM »

Are the tires certifed by SCTA....what speed?
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