How do fellow Pacific Northwesters deal with rain-induced depression? [more inside]
Laptop rain cover/bag... does such a thing exist? [more inside]
Please teach me how to get into a car, in the rain, with an umbrella, without soaking myself. [more inside]
Rainwater collection, on the cheap, in a rental? [more inside]
Tomorrow afternoon, I'm driving south on Hwy 1/Big Sur Coast Highway from Monterey to Lucia. I've never driven this road before, and I'll be alone. Thing is, it's supposed to rain hard tomorrow and apparently Big Sur Highway + lotsa rain = rock & mud slides. Unfortunately, dodging mudslides while driving along rainy cliffs aren't exactly skills I've developed living in pancake-flat Houston. Does it really get that treacherous? Should I postpone this trip for a less rainy season? If not, what are you supposed to do if you see a bunch of mud and rocks tumbling towards you and your rental car? [more inside]
TV Movie ID: A sci-fi-ish TV movie from the 1980s which mostly featured children living on a planet where it never stopped raining. [more inside]
Protecting your bike from snow and rain? [more inside]
Should we go to St. Lucia for our honeymoon next week, or hold out for better weather? [more inside]
So we've had about 6 inches of rain in the past 3 days, and I think I need to buy an umbrella. [more inside]
Anyone have any good DYI ideas on how to keep your bag dry in the rain while biking? Some kind of plastic cover with elastic? [more inside]
My landlord refuses to install rain gutters and so every time it rains we have to jump over a deep puddle that forms by our front steps. What can I put there temporarily that will keep us from stepping into the puddle? I'm thinking bricks of some kind but is there a better solution? The puddle is usually about four to six inches deep and a few feet around.
I need to find the best gear for riding my scooter in the rain. [more inside]
What's the best way to stay dry while camping? [more inside]
Does anyone make rubber, lined raincoats with latch fasteners any longer? [more inside]
Need advice on drying out car seats quickly. [more inside]
There is a name for a cloud formation that is dropping rain in a vertical "funnel" similar to this photo. The word might be Native American or Arabic, might start with a "Y" and I'm going insane trying to remember it.
Awesome but slightly rambunctious 8th grade class going on a school trip to the country. Rain is possible. Possibility of ultra-rare recreational computer access is likely to be a highly compelling reward for good behavior. The kids speak German. With all of these givens, what non-crack-like game should I install on the beater iBook G3 12" running 10.4 that I'm sending the teacher off with? [more inside]
Home Drainage Filter: What can I do about a corner of my yard that develops standing water for ~36 hours after a good rain? [more inside]
Old Movie Filter: This is the question I joined MeFi to ask. I remember seeing a movie, on actual reels, when I was about seven at school. It has haunted me for the last twenty-two years. [more inside]
I want to Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain. Or more accurately, make a CD mix of rain songs. [more inside]
Should I be scared of these 3 big storms about to slam into San Francisco? [more inside]
We are considering a one week trip to northern Spain including at least 2 days hiking and photographing in the Picos de Europa region. One of us is an expert hiker and the other is a beginner. However, the concern is about the weather. The plan is to go late April/early May however, we do not fancy hiking in the rain. Is this timeframe a bad idea?
Our little dog refuses to walk outside when it is raining. This is problematic when it's potty time. [more inside]
What to do in St. John or St. Thomas in the rain? [more inside]
I've been messin' where I shouldn't have been messin'. Where can I get (rain) boots made for walkin'? [more inside]
Several years ago I listened to a radio show which mentioned that there was this chemist who invented a perfume that had the smell of earth after rain. I need to find out this guy's name. [more inside]
Is there any hope for a couch that sat in the rain overnight? [more inside]
Why does my DSL blink on and off when in bad weather? How can I fix it? It's not as straightforward as it seems... [more inside]
Can you play the tuba in heavy rain? [more inside]
Weather experts: What's happening to cause the bizarre UK weather these past four weeks? [more inside]
Where is the closest place to Southern California that it's likely to be raining or have some good thunderstorms? I'm willing to drive several hours. This rain needs to happen around the middle/end of August. [more inside]
I have a gas range that was left in the rain for a short time (about a 10 minute, moderate rain). Will it still work? [more inside]
How can my push-bike stay healthy if stored outdoors? [more inside]
How long should Rain-X last? [more inside]
Poetry question: Can anyone identify a poem that says something like "it's not raining rain today"? I don't think it's the same as the lyrics to this song. [more inside]
I'm on vacation in China - there's only one problem: I Hate Rain. Can you help me plan a new itinerary with as little rain as possible? Also, which online weather sites are reliable? [more inside]
Where I grew up in a suburb of LA, a coppery/iron-like smell, reminiscent of pennies or blood, would always waft unpleasantly through the air after it rained. I could never locate its source. Has anyone else had this experience, and what causes this?
Pantheon Filter: I need an authoritative answer to this question. Is it true that if you get a ton of people inside the Pantheon in Greece, "air pressure" will keep rain from falling through the occulus? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are having a great time in Whistler, BC at the moment and are anticipating a great week in Vancouver, starting tomorrow. It is, however, raining. Quite a bit. [more inside]
Why is it that when it starts to rain, some blocks of concrete sidewalk are completely soaked, while others appear to be completely dry?
Why is it that when it starts to rain, some blocks of concrete sidewalk are completely soaked, while others appear to be completely dry? [more inside]
Do wet riding conditions increase the chance of getting a flat tire?
Rain barrel recommendations? Plastic versus wood? [more inside]
Looking for a good wet weather biking shoes. [more inside]
I am looking for a book about rain. For instance, cultural views of rain, the history of rain, basically any type of non-fiction book that deals with rain (other than from a purely scientific perspective)
I'm in LA and I need to get hold of a physical copy of Christine Jeffs' movie RAIN (2001) immediately. It's on Amazon but I need it by tomorrow (fri) mid-day at the latest. Where can I find it? I'm currently in West Hollywood but can travel if necessary. Links: IMDB Amazon.com Thanks!
Is there a good source for free, high quality recordings of rain (or other nature sounds) on the internet? [more inside]
Just before heavy rain/thunderstorms (especially so if lightning is involved) I get incredibly lethargic, fall in and out of sleep, get severe headaches, become panicky and restless and then after the whole spectacle is over, the horrible state I'm in vanishes. Why does this happen, and is there is a good way to treat/prevent it?
So I left my Z3's top down the other night, and the next morning the interior was soaked. I've toweled everything down and have been driving around with the heat on full blast, but some areas have still not dried and I don't want no mildewy car.
How can I find out who makes great-quality windshield wiper blades? [more inside]
Do affordable and effective waterproof backpacks really exist? [more inside]