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Is it really the rain that makes me so sad?

How do fellow Pacific Northwesters deal with rain-induced depression? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on May 9, 2009 - 34 answers

Laptop rain jacket?

Laptop rain cover/bag... does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by asterisk on Apr 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Simple solutions include parking in a garage, having a doorman hold it.

Please teach me how to get into a car, in the rain, with an umbrella, without soaking myself. [more inside]
posted by subbes on Apr 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Make My Garden Grow ... in a drought year!

Rainwater collection, on the cheap, in a rental? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Feb 8, 2009 - 15 answers

venturing into Big Sur

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]
posted by yeoja on Feb 5, 2009 - 18 answers

1980s TV Movie - Planet w/Non-Stop Rain

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]
posted by DavidNYC on Jan 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Bike protection?

Protecting your bike from snow and rain? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Nov 30, 2008 - 9 answers

St. Lucia Honeymoon - Weather Worries

Should we go to St. Lucia for our honeymoon next week, or hold out for better weather? [more inside]
posted by anomie on Oct 27, 2008 - 6 answers

i'm wet, and it's not the good kind of wet

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]
posted by raztaj on Sep 28, 2008 - 8 answers

How to keep backpack drive in rain while biking?

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]
posted by amedia on Sep 15, 2008 - 11 answers

How to avoid the puddle in front of our home?

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.
posted by ranunculus on Aug 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Staying dry on two wheels.

I need to find the best gear for riding my scooter in the rain. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Aug 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Help us stay dry!

What's the best way to stay dry while camping? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Aug 15, 2008 - 32 answers

Just like Paddington Bear

Does anyone make rubber, lined raincoats with latch fasteners any longer? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 answers

need to dry car seat right now!

Need advice on drying out car seats quickly. [more inside]
posted by goethean on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Rain Cloud Name?

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.
posted by atomicmedia on Jul 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Rain rain go away, although this game is moderately fun to play

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]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Swamp thing/you make my heart sing

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]
posted by hecho de la basura on Apr 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me find this mysterious (possibly non-US made) film!

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]
posted by littlerobothead on Mar 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Covered in Rain

I want to Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain. Or more accurately, make a CD mix of rain songs. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Feb 1, 2008 - 61 answers

San Francisco Storms

Should I be scared of these 3 big storms about to slam into San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by mto on Jan 2, 2008 - 42 answers

Is late April/early May a bad time to hike in Norhtern Spain due to too much rain?

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?
posted by artemis on Jan 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Dog in the rain....

Our little dog refuses to walk outside when it is raining. This is problematic when it's potty time. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Dec 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Caribbean islands when it rains.

What to do in St. John or St. Thomas in the rain? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Nov 21, 2007 - 7 answers

one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over boston

I've been messin' where I shouldn't have been messin'. Where can I get (rain) boots made for walkin'? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Who is this guy?

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]
posted by Karcy on Oct 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Wet couch needs help!

Is there any hope for a couch that sat in the rain overnight? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Oct 1, 2007 - 8 answers

Why does my DSL blink on and off when in bad weather? How can I fix it?

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]
posted by needs more cowbell on Aug 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Can you play the tuba in heavy rain?

Can you play the tuba in heavy rain? [more inside]
posted by meech on Jul 22, 2007 - 9 answers

What's with the UK weather in July 2007?

Weather experts: What's happening to cause the bizarre UK weather these past four weeks? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Jul 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Where is it likely to be raining closest to Southern California?

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]
posted by cheeken on Jul 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Will rain-soaked gas range still function?

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]
posted by kingtaj on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Cycle fitness

How can my push-bike stay healthy if stored outdoors? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jun 24, 2007 - 4 answers

How long does Rain-X last?

How long should Rain-X last? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jun 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Raining, but What?

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]
posted by miss tea on May 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me avoid rain in China.

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]
posted by matkline on May 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Coppery/iron-like smell in the air after it rains?

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?
posted by shivohum on Apr 6, 2007 - 18 answers

Does It Rain In The Pantheon?

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]
posted by crapples on Mar 31, 2007 - 31 answers

Things to do in Vancouver when it rains?

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]
posted by dflock on Mar 24, 2007 - 15 answers

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]
posted by Paul KC on Jan 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Do wet riding conditions increase the chance of getting a flat tire?

Do wet riding conditions increase the chance of getting a flat tire?
posted by Chuckles on Dec 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Rain barrel recommendations?

Rain barrel recommendations? Plastic versus wood? [more inside]
posted by and hosted from Uranus on Nov 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Good shoes to bike in wet weather?

Looking for a good wet weather biking shoes. [more inside]
posted by Asbestos McPinto on Nov 5, 2006 - 10 answers

A Book About Rain?

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)
posted by Gnostic Novelist on Aug 3, 2006 - 8 answers

I need RAIN immediately!

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!
posted by unSane on Jun 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Are there any free, high quality recordings of rain on the internet?

Is there a good source for free, high quality recordings of rain (or other nature sounds) on the internet? [more inside]
posted by subclub on Jun 6, 2006 - 25 answers

Severe weather = severe headaches?

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?
posted by aletheia on May 26, 2006 - 14 answers

My car is wet. On the inside wet.

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.
posted by icetaco on Apr 2, 2006 - 14 answers

How can I find great-quality windshield wiper blades?

How can I find out who makes great-quality windshield wiper blades? [more inside]
posted by stuckie on Feb 2, 2006 - 19 answers

Looking for a waterproof backpack

Do affordable and effective waterproof backpacks really exist? [more inside]
posted by intoxicate on Dec 3, 2005 - 16 answers

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