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Rainy Days and Mondays

I am looking for a messenger bag or backpack that will be good for bus/bike commuting in the rain, i.e. will keep my lunch, reading material, and spare clothing dry whilst I am getting soaked. I would also prefer it to be durable and green.
posted by Celsius1414 on Apr 11, 2012 - 26 answers

Best rain gear for rainy San Francisco winters?

Please recommend rain gear that will keep me dry and comfy walking around the city this winter. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Nov 8, 2011 - 12 answers

On Such a Winter's Day

I need a day trip from Los Angeles this upcoming (rainy) weekend. [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Nov 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Urban Outdoor Winter

It's going to snow in NYC this weekend. What does OWS need? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Oct 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Snow long, farewell ...

Why do snowstorms last so long? We live in the Denver area and it snowed for 18 hours, from 9 PM last night to 3 PM this afternoon. My wife asked me why it never rains for that length of time. I muttered something about convection in the summer, then stopped when I realized I didn't know what I was talking about.
posted by lukemeister on Oct 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Where is that rain coming from?

Several people I know here in Chicago, including myself, have witnessed very small isolated rain showers. They are usually no more than 6 feet in diameter, clearly not coming from a building, no clouds in the sky. One of saw this happen in a wide open intersection, one in an open quad area and one on a sidewalk. These showers tend to last anywhere from 40 seconds to 2 minutes and seem to be coming from absolutely nowhere. They are clearly unusual enough that people stop, stare, comment and try to locate it's source. Is this a naturally occurring phenomenon? Is there a name for it? Where is that rain coming from?
posted by smich on Oct 21, 2011 - 13 answers

A Vintage Bicycle Tour

I ran across a travelogue a while back of two young women going on a long bicycle tour in the Eastern U.S. in the 1930s or 1940s. I think they started from Pennsylvania or another nearby state and originally intended to go west, but ended up going south. On the return trip, I think they took a boat up the Mississippi or another major river. Does this ring a bell? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Sep 21, 2011 - 2 answers

What are the best (inexpensive) rainy travel destinations?

Where can I inexpensively go on vacation and reasonably expect it to rain much of the time? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Aug 11, 2011 - 32 answers

It's Memorial Day Weekend, it's supposed to be warm and sunny!!

I'm throwing a small outdoor party tomorrow (25 people) and now there's rain in the forecast. It being graduation season, I don't want to spend all day calling party stores to find someone who can still rent me a tent. So, will a pop-up canopy like this protect people from the rain or is it a waste of money? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on May 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Yosemite in the rain

yosemite in the rain: does it suck? [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Window Air Conditioner Noise From Rain?

Did rain cause my new window air conditioner to make a spattering noise or was it normal operation of the unit? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on May 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Keep me dry

Fender suggestions for a road bike [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Apr 16, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I find discrete geographic areas around the world which meet certain meteorological conditions?

I need to identify certain areas of the world - figure zip cod/international analogue is discrete enough, although more granular is preferred - which meet a variety of meteorological conditions. [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Apr 13, 2011 - 5 answers

I need Rain Gear

Help me pick a nice waterproof, breathable shell for (long) day hikes and possible backpacking. [more inside]
posted by HighTechUnderpants on Mar 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Thanks for the free broken stuff, lady.

Is rain ruining the appliances I'm supposed to Freecycle? [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Mar 9, 2011 - 4 answers

The only thing keeping me dry is _______.

Looking for information about rain gear for hunting and fishing. [more inside]
posted by norm on Mar 7, 2011 - 5 answers

wearable waterproof materials

I always wear/use leather in rain but they always tell me it's wrong for the material. This is a bit naive but I'm wondering what high quality good looking materials work for coats and bags in rain? I don't mean plastic or nylon looking stuff (although if they're technically the best I'd like to know) but more stylish.. let's say upto $1k/coat
posted by the mad poster! on Feb 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Instrumental music for rainy days?

Recommendations for instrumental music that goes well with rain? [more inside]
posted by fake on Dec 19, 2010 - 45 answers

It's raining in my living room. Help!

It's raining in Philadelphia and in the living room. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Dec 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Trying to locate a Sound Effects recording

I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Dec 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Is city rainwater "dirtier" than country rainwater?

Is city rainwater "dirtier" than country rainwater? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Nov 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me, I'm melllltiiiing!

I don't like being wet! Please give me your rain hacks! [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Nov 15, 2010 - 31 answers

Everyday mysteries.

When I walk in the rain, why does the calf of my right pant leg get much wetter than that of my left? [more inside]
posted by pollex on Oct 15, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I winterize my bike in a rainy city?

Help me winterize my bike [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Sep 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Rain and Intrigue

What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer (The Ghost) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 16, 2010 - 8 answers

I'm learning to walk, but I ain't got shoes.

Can you point me to shoes that won't cause me to slip, fall, and die? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Aug 31, 2010 - 30 answers

I want the #1 packable raincoat - or, failing that, one that works.

I'm looking for the best packable raincoat/jacket/poncho out there. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 25, 2010 - 19 answers

How to determine if water from rain barrel is safe in garden

I'm looking for information regarding the safety of using water from a rain barrel in a vegetable garden. Has anyone seen any studies that test water from a rain barrel to determine its quality? How would I go about getting water tested to make sure it's safe?
posted by GernBlandston on Jul 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Water/weather songs...

Help me find songs about water and weather! [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Jul 7, 2010 - 37 answers

All the cat pee smell with none of the cute kitten cuddles

Goddamnit, why does my apartment smell like cat pee? Difficulty: I don't have a cat, and I live in a pets-verboten building. Preliminary research suggests it may be mold? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jun 12, 2010 - 19 answers

What do do on a rainy day in Tokyo?

Help me find something fun to do on a rainy day in Tokyo. [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on May 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me see the rain...

When I'm at work or at home and I want to concentrate on coding I often plug my ears into the sound of rain and thunder (usually courtesy of http://www.rainymood.com/). I'd like to extend the experience of immersing myself in a rainy day even further - so I thought I'd ask the hive if it knows of any screen savers / other apps that package a realistic visual and audial experience of rain together. In my mind, I'm imagining a viewpoint across a park with heavy rain falling on trees, wind whipping through leaves, branches swaying, thunder and lightning in the distance -- but anything that brings the experience at looking out at a rainy day would be welcome. I'm open to suggestions about video files, streaming cameras, screen savers, anything else, as long as the rain is the major theme. Bonus points for lack of relaxation / pan pipe music in the background. What say you, Hive? Can you help?
posted by planetthoughtful on May 21, 2010 - 5 answers

How to defog the windows without air-conditioning?

How do I de-fog my windshield without air-conditioning on a cold, rainy day? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Mar 30, 2010 - 28 answers

Pea coats in the rain

Will rain do any damage to my pea coat? I'm going to Ireland next month and I expect I'll get caught in the rain a time or two. Will the rain do any harm to my pea coat that's labeled "80% wool, 15% polyester, 5% other"?
posted by Dodgy_Dude on Mar 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Should I travel to Southeast Asia in the rainy season?

If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Jan 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Well, this sucks.

What are some good-sounding, relatively cheap TV speakers? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Dec 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Free nature sounds/mp3s on-line?

Where have you found good long streaming/mp3 sources for nature sounds, like rainfall or oceans or crickets? This question was asked and partially answered before (in 2005 and again in 2006) but here we are almost in 2010 so I figure there must be some new stuff out there. [more inside]
posted by math on Dec 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Rainy Saturday in LA

I'm entertaining guests from India in LA tomorrow for the whole day, and all my plans are being scuppered by a forecast of rain. What can we do in the LA area (don't mind driving pretty much anywhere) that won't be compromised by grey clouds and rain? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Dec 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Impervius!

Underground in a secret lab, the hive mind works feverishly and with a single purpose: to create...the perfect Boston bicyclist! Impermeable to wind, water, ice, slush, and mud, there's nothing Boston can throw at him that he can't handle! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Dec 9, 2009 - 18 answers

Keep me feets dry and warm!

I've read this, and this but I'm looking for something more casual and maybe a low top shoe that I can wear to/from and at work or school. [more inside]
posted by handabear on Oct 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Last thing I need is more car trouble...

Why did my Subaru outback lose power steering on this rainy night? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Oct 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Biking in the rain

Questions about bike gear for the rainy season. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Sep 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Sorry, I can't come into work today, it's drizzling and my car is stuck...

Possibly going to move and work as a caretaker of a small farm-sanctuary in upstate NY. The problem? It's on a windy, steep dirt road and my car is less than good. Help! [more inside]
posted by firei on Sep 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Email me about my lawn!

Can I get notification of amount of rainfall? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Aug 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Food for a rainy barbecue?

What should I cook in my small kitchen for a rainy barbecue? [more inside]
posted by emilyw on Jul 30, 2009 - 22 answers

"eVent" is a terrible name to Google

Ok I'm convinced, I want an "eVent" waterproof jacket. The problem is I want to try it on (hopefully in New York City or surrounding area) and eVent is a terrible name to Google. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Celebrating the Red, White, and... grey in New England

Looking for alternative Independence Day activities in New England... [more inside]
posted by zachxman on Jul 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Rainy everyday but one...what's this movie?

Challenge: find me that movie/tv movie for children. I remember this one from my childhood, but don't remember the title. Can you help? It rains every day except once a year. All of these children are in school and looking forward to the sun coming out. One little girl is locked in a closet by some mean bullies and misses the sun coming out. She misses the grass growing, the flowers blooming, and all the frolicking. The end is her running through the flowers/rain after she got out somehow. Anyone remember this? Probably late 70s or early 80s.
posted by heather-b on Jun 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Keep my feet dry and my look intact

What boots can I wear that will keep my feet dry and look good with business clothes? [more inside]
posted by kevin-o on Jun 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Perfect disc brake rainy-day single speed commuter frame.

Bike Filter: I'm looking for a cro-moly steel frame and fork that can handle disc brakes and enough clearance for fenders and has track drop outs with a road bike geometry. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on May 31, 2009 - 12 answers

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