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Offline Craigmeister

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Faire Weather?
« on: July 27, 2008, 01:01:46 AM »
I'm going to KCRF during it's opening weekend.  What's the weather usually like on the last weekend in August around Kansas City?  Is it still bloody hot like in northeast Oklahoma?  I went to KCRF a few Octobers ago & it was bloody cold.
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Re: Faire Weather?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 11:26:30 AM »
Weeeelllllllll...It could be bloody hot...or bloody cold (not as good a chance of cold in August though).  Here in St. Louis, must on the other side of the state, it seems that I remember most of the last few Labor Days have either been hot and humid or pleasantly warm.  I would say wear the warm weather garb and bring a light cloak or sleves that could be added on the off chance it's cool.  More likely it will be a choice between will it be sunny or rainy.  I'm hoping to make it up for Sat and Sun of opening weekend if work schedule will allow...should be a blast either way!
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Re: Faire Weather?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 03:26:07 PM »
really? i dont think i've ever been to a cold faire day. but yes, august 30th, expect some nasty heat unless there's a storm or such

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Re: Faire Weather?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 07:35:16 PM »
TKM, man, you have lucked out!!!  The second year we went to KC with our friend who was wearing a kilt for the first time...about 45-50 degrees at night, and only about 60s during the day...with straight line horizontal rain off and on!  Woooo!!!  Poor guy, he demanded a pair of pants to wear the next year!!! Ha ha ha!  I remember stopping at Wally World and getting 6 yds of a rubber backed burlap-ish fabric, cutting it into 3 sections and using a ton of giant safety pins to fashion "cloaks" for us so we wouldn't freeze!  Of course, that was later in the season... the next year it was upper 80's in October.  Go figure.  Midwest weather, gotta love it!!!!  :P
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Re: Faire Weather?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 12:37:07 PM »
Craigmeister,
     Brace for traditional NE Ok August weather - like the heat advisories we are now having.  Bring cool clothes, LOTS of water, and a ton of sunscreen.  Take the day slowly and pace yourself.  Visit the open areas of the faire during the morning and stay to the shade during the heat of the day.  And should you begin to feel poorly, do not hesitate to get to the First Aid station or get hold of one of the SSAMs, or anyone else with a radio. 

Enjoy KCRF!
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Re: Faire Weather?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 08:28:02 PM »
Craigmeister-
One of the really wonderful things about KCRF is that the grounds are nicely wooded so there are plenty of opportunities for shade if needed!  Have a wonderful time!!!! (and at the end of the day on Monday try to be near a turkey leg booth...they often have crazy great discounts!)
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Re: Faire Weather?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 03:42:57 PM »
Craigmeister,

Yes, bloody hot.  Late September / early October is the transition point these past several years.  Used to be that it was early September and even a little into August that the temps would start creeping down out of the 90's.  Not anymore.  "Officially", the average high at the end of August for KC is 88 F.  But, that's averaging from back into the early 1970's.  It must be around 92 F if averaging the past 6 years now.

Of course, you could always catch a break and it be in the middle 80's that weekend (but, then that usually means rain/storms).  You just never know in this region.

So ... plan for HOT

 

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