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Offline NathanStewart

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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #630 on: October 17, 2018, 12:19:44 PM »
So it's dry and open now or.....?  :?
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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #631 on: October 17, 2018, 01:06:57 PM »
I spoke with Russ O'Daly today and he says there is standing water on the lakebed.

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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #632 on: October 17, 2018, 03:33:20 PM »
Talked to Pat McDowell.  Nothing official yet but we should know something in the next 24 hours.  We're moving forward as if we're going racing.
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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #633 on: October 17, 2018, 08:03:40 PM »
From the SCTA Facebook page;

"El Mirage Lakebed is still closed. BLM will examine again on Friday morning and let us know if they will reopen for the weekend."
Unless it's crazy, ambitious and delusional, it's not worth our time!

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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #634 on: October 18, 2018, 09:41:23 AM »
An Email from Pat said we would know on Thursday. Friday for most is cutting it close even if you are prepared.
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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #635 on: October 19, 2018, 01:09:23 PM »
BLM will allow the lakebed to be open tomorrow morning, Saturday AM.  Not today.  But we're good to go for racing!!
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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #636 on: October 20, 2018, 09:31:16 PM »
I was there this morning and the surface looks terrific.  Good luck to everyone tomorrow  Should be a few records.
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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #637 on: May 19, 2019, 01:52:16 PM »
In addition to the SCTA weather station at the west end the NOAA station at the east end of the lake bed is operating again.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=sgx&sid=EMRC1&num=48

 Looks like El Mirage got .11 inch of rain so far today.   5/19/19

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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #638 on: May 20, 2019, 09:03:16 AM »
In addition to the SCTA weather station at the west end the NOAA station at the east end of the lake bed is operating again.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=sgx&sid=EMRC1&num=48

 Looks like El Mirage got .11 inch of rain so far today.   5/19/19

           JL222

Even without the ruts, it looks like last weekends event would have been cancelled due to rain this past week.
We are running about 10 degrees below normal, and rain is still way above normal for May. I hope things dry out before the June event.

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Re: Rain at elmo??
« Reply #639 on: May 31, 2019, 05:34:35 PM »
Not good News !! See below from Fakebook ....

May 31, 2019

Attention Racers:

Bill Lattin the SCTA President made a trip to El Mirage today.Due to the unsafe conditions from the stress cracks on the
lakebed, the June Meet has been cancelled. There is no return road and the stress cracks between the course and return road are severe and unfilled. (See Pics below)
Thank you,

SCTA Board

**Unfortunately when we had the recent rains and the lakebed was closed, there were people that came and got onto the lakebed.
They were caught doing donuts, and destroying the lakebed. Many were caught by law enforcement, but there comes a time when people just have to take responsibility for their own actions.
This really saddens us, we really look forward to these events. FOEM is in the process of repairing the unnecessary damage that was done to the lakebed.**

I'll see if I can add pics in next post.
Mike