Winter Coaster Solace Problems!

Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:41 AM
From the weather channel I found that it will be partly cloudy on Fri and will be showers on Saturday, is this going to cause a problem, I hope not since I'm a first time atendee.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:45 AM
According to AccuWeather: clouds and sun, *perhaps* a shower, high of 63. With only a 40% chance of rain I doubt you'll have anything to worry about.

Moosh


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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/25/2003 11:05:10 AM ***

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 6:04 AM
Nothing to worry about, huh? Oh, weather-wise perhaps, but you always need to be concerned about running into the likes of 'Moosh...;)
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 6:05 AM
Personally, I think that forecast (if it holds) is GREAT news. Keep the crowds away on my first visit to Knott's...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 6:05 AM
Goons, Gator...goons! ;)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:33 AM
To be honest, light rain here and there will be great Imo. I can leave the sunscreen in the hotel, and Ghostrider might scare a few people. ;)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:38 AM
True, DW! I remember after at the first Solace there was a light rain an hour or so before ERT and Ghostrider was *flying* faster than I've ever experienced it.

Chance of rain = fewer people at parks!

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"Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:35 AM
Chance of rain isn't stopping me. I'm traveling clear across the country for this one. I'm there rain or shine. Heck, let snow for all I care, I've had enough of it the last few weeks it won't even phase me.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 11:38 AM
I think also that if it sprinkle, or a couple short showers will help. When I went in Oct. I was in heaven, it was about 9:00 at night, after waiting an hour in line, I got in the back seat, almost pitch black and it had been sprinkinling for a couple minutes and this was the morphing of the kick butt Ghostrider in the day to the insane GhostRider, it seemed to fling your around so much more, the Airtime was so much better and the speed was insane.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 1:18 PM
I hope we do get a light sprinkle or quick shower. Keeps the crowds away and greases up ghostrider. For that I can sacrifice perfect weather. Besides which, everything is booked and paid for so i'm going even with a downpour.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 1:29 PM
The update from AccuWeather for Buena Park, CA, is high of 66, low of 48, 0% chance of thunderstroms, expected total rainfall .08 inches over 2 hours of precipitation.

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"Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 2:01 PM
Let's hope it doesn't rain too much. Knott's has a very annoying policy requiring shut down of all coasters in the rain. If it rains too hard, say good bye to ERT until it stops. Rain did shut down a previous Solace Ghostrider ERT much to everyone's dismay.

-Ride_Op

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 2:16 PM
If we get anything more than a light drizzle, you can kiss Xcelerator goodbye. However, anyone familiar with So-Cal weather can attest to the fact that a rainy forecast can often mean gray skies and 65 degress temperatures in most areas.

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"Oh tell me why, do we build castles in the sky, oh tell me why, all the castles way up high".

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:28 PM
Now if you had signed up for the weekend package at the Radisson you wouldn't have to worry about this. From what I've gathered we'll hit just about everything Friday night and then some. By the way it's raining like you know what here in San Diego now. Should clear up by tomorrow, though.GregLeg, seeing as that both Belmont Babe and myself are former Pittsbughers, we'll have to get together (we didn't connect at KennyKon in 2000, unfortunately).
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:00 AM
Latest weather update from AccuWeather:

Clouds and Sun, perhaps a shower. High 65, low 48. With a slight 11mph NNW breeze it will feel like 63 and 43. Predicting .08" of rain over a 2 hour period.

Again, I suspect some of you are worrying over nothing.

Moosh

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"Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:48 AM
Moosh, we all know weather reporting is about as accurate as a monkey doing math... wait, that didn't make any sense. ;)

Seriously though, thanks for the updates Moosh! I've been watching Weather.com today, and it's still saying a 30% chance of showers. That doesn't have me TOO worried.

Justin "Rain, rain go away, come again another day" Adams ;)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 7:57 AM
Justin - I find AccuWeather to be, for lack of a better word, more *accurate.* They use more reporting stations than Weather.com, which mainly uses only airport weather stations.

In the long run, however, the only thing we'd need to worry about is *if* the rain happened as evening ERT started. Otherwise we'll be just fine ;)

See ya in a few days!

Moosh

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"Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:43 AM
You're right Moosh, Accuweather can be pretty darn, well, accurate. Let's hope that this time they are right on the money! I'd hate to have evening ERT cancelled or postponed because of rain. What would happen in that instance? Anyone know? Would they simply postpone and wait until the rain stopped, or would they cancel all-together?

Justin "Beddanot have my Xcelerator ERT cancelled" Adams ;)

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*** This post was edited by Coasterman J 2/26/2003 2:43:53 PM ***

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:53 AM
Ghostrider ERT at the first Winter Solace ended early due to rain. The park handed out complimentary tickets good for a day at the park valid until Dec 31st of that year. Whether they do the same this year remains to be seen.

To be honest with you I'm more worried about Xcelerator ERT on Friday and Saturday. The ride has a nasty habit of going down in the late afternoon.

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"Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 10:24 AM
Moosh - That's why I'm heading for some Xcel "ERT" for myself tomarrow afternoon after my plane lands in LAX. Screw checking into the hotel and droppin off the bags, I need that Intamin! :)

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