Rain, rain go away!!!

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    Ugh. This has been the summer of rain. After a successful Red Glare in early April, I have missed the May and July launches due to thunderstorms. Now it looks like August will be a (literal) wash, too. Frustrating.
     
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    We are having the opposite problem out West - we haven’t had a drop of rain in months and are at extreme level of fire danger.
     
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    We are extremely dry down south also. Very windy too, only makes it more dangerous. There's cracks in the ground so big you could lose a small child if your not careful!! Man rain sounds gooood..
     
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    Feast or famine, I guess.
     
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    We here in the southwest will definitely take your rain.
    We'll trade for some wildfire smoke.

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    I know your pain, Bat-mite. I haven't been able to launch in several months, and it looks like we are going to have to call off the RIMRA launch this weekend due to rain.
     
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    Sorry, guys.
     
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    Yeah, sucks. I've only been to the sod farm once this summer and I won't be coming again this weekend. I was planning to fly my Formula 150 on a K1440. Instead I'll be here sanding primer on my big Cowabunga.
     
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    Yeah, I'll be working on the Mega Nuk I bought from Ken.
     
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    It's been like Vietnam in the Northeast. Stinking hot and humid, endless rain. I would LOVE to send some of it over to the drier states. You can have the humidity too.
     
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    Hot, dry, and smoky here in Utah. I was thinking of getting the telescope out tonight to look at Mars, but I am deciding against it because of all the smoke. We are getting smoke from brush fires in both Utah and California.
     
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    Same here in Montana. We canceled our launch this weekend. We’d have to fly to 40,000 feet to see the Perseids.
     
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    Well, I really screwed up. Thunderstorms were predicted for all day Saturday, continuing into Monday. So I stayed home. Turns out, despite being beastly hot/humid, it never rained Saturday and was probably a great day to fly. Not much wind. Grrrr.

    As it turns out, though, both my kids are sick with hand, foot and mouth disease, and that would have left them home with my wife while I'm out having fun. Probably worked out for the best. ;)
     
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    It rained twice at ROSCO. Weather held out long enough to cram some HPR flights in and my cert. A thunderstorm literally formed after my cert on Sunday.
     
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    So you passed? Congrats!
     
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    Best line was Jim launching a multistage HPR into a rain squall on Saturday, while you were thread posting of rain ruining your day. His line was “fire the f***ing thing”, and they dug it out of the ground too. Jim launches stuff in the rain.

    I missed that ordeal by repairing a RB05A in a hotel room in the rain. Yeah I passed my cert on Sunday and it literally rained right after Jim launched a 4” punisher.
     

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