Can someone please give a prediction of what the weather will
be like in Geneseo for LDRS? Especially temperature, humidity
and wind. This is a used flying field so I assume there are some
on this list with experience with typical conditions.
The reason I ask is because last years LDRS in Kansas was torture.
Day after day of 105 deg temps....really made it tough.
Well, it's a good used flying field. Not many miles on it :-)
Seriously...the last time I was at Geneseo (NARAM a couple years back)
there were a couple days of 100+ temperatures, but the local folks assure
me that it is highly unusual for that area of NY. High 80's are more
'normal' for what that's worth...
I was there 2 years ago and it had typical July NY state weather, very
hot, in the 90's with high humidity. However, this spring has been
quite mild and I am hoping for it to be in the 80's. If you can go to
the Farmer's Almanac site where they have long range forecasts you may
get some more info.
I've been at that field on 7/4 two different years. I don't rememnber
specifics but I can tell you it was not extreme like Florida, Kansas
or the desert. If it was, I probably wouldn't go. It was certainly
under 100 & I don't remember the humidity being to bad either.
Try an air conditioned hotel if you don't want to sweat.
>Just like any other rocket field, what ever weather you expect, it will
>change to the opposite just before you arrive. I remember Geneseo being
>unseasonably warm and humid the year we were staying in the unairconditioned
>dorms at the college.
> Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
> >>> To reply, remove the TRABoD!
> Save Model Rocketry from the HSA!
I believe the term you want is "pre-owned"...
Just like any other rocket field, what ever weather you expect, it will
change to the opposite just before you arrive. I remember Geneseo being
unseasonably warm and humid the year we were staying in the unairconditioned
dorms at the college.
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
>>> To reply, remove the TRABoD!
Last year 7/4 weekend was low to mid 90s, average midwest style humidity.
I thought it was great weather, and under a pop up, it was quite enjoyable.
Walking to a corn field with corn 8" tall, and walking back, I did work up a
Four of the five days of the 2001 NARAM, it was hotter in Geneseo than
back home in Texas.
Passing out the event list for the 2002 NARAM at the banquet the end
of that week, more than one person opined that they planned to pass on
the Texas event as it was "too hot." Go figure...
Surviving Event Director
2004 National Sport Launch
Come on, guys............this is upper NY State in early July! Corn is never
more than "Knee high by the 4th of July" and the temperatures can range from
the high 60's to the low 90's. It's early August when the corn is 8 feet tall
and the temperature MIGHT get around 100.....for a week or two (although we
certainly DID roast at that NARAM:-)! This year, the temperature has only been
in the 80's for a few days. What the weather will be like in two weeks is still
up to the gods, though:-)!
The whole reason we chose the 4th of July weekend for our big launches, in the
first place, was because of low crops and cool temperatures. I've been to
Kansas AND Orangeburg (twice!:-) and nearly died all three times, from the heat
or humidity:-)! Here, it SHOULD be much cooler. I'd at least bring a
LDRS 23 LD/RSO