Showing logs for date: 2011-06-19
23:05:47 <ynpvisitor57> OF 0503 ie
23:06:43 <CC> I can barely see anything
23:06:49 <CC> How did you see that
23:07:30 <CC> Interesting the cam is VERY dark today at this time and I thought we had lost control
23:07:48 <CC> Just now starting to see steam
23:08:31 <CC> area around Grand looks Interesting as well.
23:09:13 <CC> all I see on the public stream is LINES
23:19:43 <vw> Good morning CC
23:20:03 <vw> closed out before you came on earlier. Thought I was alone!
23:21:03 <CC> morning VW
23:21:17 <CC> did you notice how dark it was on the livescope
23:21:46 <vw> I did.
23:21:56 <vw> Just pulled up public stream, and it is awful.
23:21:58 <CC> I couldn't see a thin
23:22:07 <CC> there goes the public stream
23:22:09 <vw> gone now to fuzzy lines
23:22:48 <CC> I hope KC has his program running...very colorful public stream
23:22:56 <vw> Between this and weather forecast, we may have the day off.
23:23:15 <CC> what is the weather today
23:23:36 <vw> Rain, with snow above 7000 according to a visitor here last night
23:23:50 <vw> Will be slushy stuff in the basin
23:31:24 <vw> Public stream back
00:00:56 <vw> Lion 0559 ie
00:05:54 <Graham> morning
00:06:06 <vw> Good morning Graham
00:07:13 <Graham> so still no 2-a-day BH chances
00:07:32 <Graham> it needs a couple of long intervals
00:07:52 <vw> I haven't been at the computer all of the time since light, but I have not seen it.
00:10:41 <Graham> looks quiet
00:11:02 <vw> very
00:11:09 <Graham> if it went at 2 it should be getting into splashing soon
00:11:26 <Graham> or at least heavy steam in the cold
00:16:28 <vw> Surprised not cooler in the basin. 38F, with 94 percent humidity at 0515. Right at dewpoint.
00:18:26 <vw> Plume 0617
00:18:40 <Graham> steam is very relaxing
00:47:41 <CC> OF 6:46
00:50:43 <vw> Heading out. Will be back later. Have a great morning all!
01:13:47 <CC> Plume 7:12
01:14:50 <CC> Lion 7:13
01:18:08 <Graham> nice view
01:18:17 <Graham> bbl
01:18:22 <CC> bye
01:26:43 <ynpvisitor78> FRS prediction for Castle is 1030ish
01:29:21 <ynpvisitor35> Got a Grand and Aurum time, I see, that's helpful
02:15:57 <ynpvisitor11> OF 8:14 IE
02:15:59 <ynpvisitor54> OF 0813ie wc
02:16:35 <ynpvisitor11> Lion 8:15 IE
02:17:17 <ynpvisitor54> visitor11 are you in Basin?
02:17:28 <ynpvisitor11> no
02:17:57 <CC> just moving the cam
02:18:09 <ynpvisitor54> ty
02:18:46 <CC> doesn't look like many gazers are in the basin now
02:19:03 <CC> haven't seen anyone on the hill
02:19:48 <CC> hi Kevin
02:24:49 <ynpvisitor75> Looks like the VC is calling the last OF a short
02:27:42 <ynpvisitor54> ?
02:28:11 <ynpvisitor54> VC cam has time stamp for next OF at 09:46 mdt
02:30:36 <Graham> Sawmill 0829ie
02:33:56 <Graham> good early morning ranger talk
02:54:46 <Graham> cam is getting wet
03:04:15 <Graham> Sawmill is off
03:12:01 <CC> Do you need me to wipe the cam
03:12:15 <CC> I am headed out shortly
03:12:32 <CC> calling Graham
03:12:46 <Kevin L> I think we need fog lights today.
03:13:08 <CC> I see above that Graham said the cam was getting wet
03:13:39 <CC> Graham must have headphones on listening to Opera
03:14:33 <Graham> hello
03:14:35 <Graham> thanks
03:14:50 <CC> well he will know in a minute that I grabbed the cam
03:15:09 <CC> it's yours again
03:15:11 <Graham> much better
03:15:19 <Graham> was here but not watching the log
03:15:29 <CC> taking it again
03:15:50 <Graham> hopefully the ranger walk will get Lion
03:16:18 <Kevin L> They have a good shot at BH in the next half hour. I have to leave then.
03:16:36 <Graham> bit early tho
03:16:58 <CC> cam is yours again
03:17:17 <Graham> OF wind direction doesn't help
03:17:21 <Graham> have fun
03:17:32 <CC> bye
03:21:51 <Graham> Lion 0920
03:22:00 <Kevin L> Stream cam looks like it is having some issues.
03:25:34 <Graham> i have seen a little static but mostly the rain on the lens
03:26:50 <Graham> Sawmill 0925ie
03:28:37 <Kevin L> I think it has problems with focus in misty weather.
03:33:16 <Kevin L> Well, time to go. That should help put you in a BH window.
03:42:58 <Graham> OF 0941
03:45:04 <Graham> Sawmill had stopped again
03:45:21 <Graham> hi vw
03:45:27 <vw> Hi. See conditions haven't been good.
03:45:52 <Graham> rained for a while but had dried up before OF splatted the cam
03:46:39 <Graham> Daisy 0945ns
03:46:40 <vw> So both rain and wind from wrong direction. Could be interesting day.
03:48:25 <Graham> yeah. rain had died down tho, so it might dry up on the cam
03:48:51 <vw> Lets hope so.
03:52:44 <vw> If it keeps raining, maybe we should look for otters, beavers, ducks, etc?
03:53:09 <ynpvisitor54> Hippos?
03:53:16 <vw> :D
03:54:00 <vw> Usually don't see much more than duck and geese on the Firehole around the UGB, but with the weather this year, who knows!
03:57:16 <vw> given the current wind conditions, I will probably not have the cam pointed in the right direction to catch Plume or Aurum this morning. Will monitor it as the day progresses.
03:58:49 <vw> Nice steam from the Grotto area.
04:18:55 <vw> Castle 1017 ns
04:26:01 <vw> Wind is laying most of the steam from Castle down now, but can't see water. Unless there is a change in the next few minutes, this Castle is likely a minor.
04:27:04 <vw> Lion 1025
04:32:35 <vw> Likely Oblong 1031 ie. Earlier had report of Grand.
04:39:41 <vw> Watching for Aurum right now is out of the question.
04:52:26 <vw> Plume 1051 ie
04:52:31 <vw> fluck catch
04:53:51 <vw> or would that be fluke??? bad spelling today. Lucky the first got past the censors.
04:53:57 <ynpvisitor78> Aurum was at 1031
04:54:05 <vw> Thank you!
04:54:16 <vw> Couldn't watch it then. Way too much steam.
04:54:40 <ynpvisitor78> Heard Scott's radio call while talking to Polly
04:56:53 <vw> Just a couple of days until official start to summer, and Aurum is still on a ;winter schedule' :)
04:57:12 <vw> visitor 78, are you in the basin?
04:57:47 <ynpvisitor31> April/May showers bring Aurum flowers
04:58:04 <ynpvisitor78> It is still late Spring mixed with winter there
04:58:23 <vw> will be winter winter if the snow starts to fly later today!
04:58:24 <ynpvisitor31> Definately
04:58:29 <ynpvisitor31> sp?
04:58:34 <ynpvisitor78> It's Kitt
04:58:35 <vw> close enough
04:58:51 <ynpvisitor78> Just got out of Park last night
04:59:09 <vw> hi Kitt. We might need a heads up on Indicator. Wind blowing OF steam right at camera and hate to get it wet.
04:59:33 <vw> I am sorry you are not in the Park, but thankful you are home where it is warm and relatively dry.
04:59:56 <ynpvisitor78> Grand and Beehive are probably going together today
05:00:20 <ynpvisitor78> I go back in Wednesday.
05:00:27 <vw> There was an earlier report of Grand this morning at 0504 ie that was heard over FRS.
05:00:40 <vw> Weather should be MUCH better by Wednesday.
05:01:09 <vw> A Grand soon would make sense though as it has looked to me as though we have been having Turban cycles.
05:02:09 <ynpvisitor78> They are predicting Grand for 2 PM +/- 2hr.
05:02:55 <vw> k. that is consistent with the earlier time with a 9 hour interval
05:02:55 <ynpvisitor78> Lots of snow still next to road at Craig Pass and Sylvan
05:03:31 <vw> Is east entrance still one lane? I have not kept up on that news.
05:03:57 <ynpvisitor78> We had gale winds and cold weather Friday.
05:04:24 <vw> then home and dry really is a good thing?
05:04:34 <ynpvisitor78> I wore my winter gear up at Beehive
05:04:49 <ynpvisitor78> Yes, although it is raining here
05:04:53 <vw> It has been very windy in Billings, but today just cool and wet. Wind only moderately gusty so far.
05:05:40 <ynpvisitor78> Two days ago we voted that Beehive could erupt without Indicator
05:05:51 <ynpvisitor78> It obliged us.
05:05:59 <vw> :)
05:06:14 <vw> I have seen you command Grand, so why not BH/BHI?!?!
05:06:16 <ynpvisitor78> No Indicator during entire eruption
05:06:51 <vw> We were very fortunate in that the cam was aimed right at BH then. Easy to miss when no warning!
05:07:07 <ynpvisitor78> People needed to get off hill and warm up
05:07:42 <ynpvisitor78> We were standing in the steam with our backs to Beehive when the eruption started
05:08:08 <ynpvisitor78> We just heard the whoosh and ran toward Depression
05:08:16 <vw> Probably too far away for that steam to hold any heat though.
05:09:06 <ynpvisitor78> Correct, we had been looking for Indicator
05:09:19 <ynpvisitor78> The steam kept covering the opening
05:10:32 <vw> OF is due any minute now. I will try to keep the cam on its eruption, but if the steam and water are blowing towards the camera, I will move the camera. Not willing to risk the lens.
05:10:33 <ynpvisitor78> East Entrance is open both lanes
05:11:10 <ynpvisitor78> Avalanche warning signs still posted for Sylvan
05:11:55 <vw> good information for travelers. Thank you Kitt.
05:11:55 <ynpvisitor78> We saw 5 grizzlies between Canyon and Fishing Bridge
05:12:29 <ynpvisitor78> There are several bears hanging out in the Fountain Flat area
05:12:50 <vw> Cool! I have hear bear sightings are wonderful so far this year.
05:14:16 <ynpvisitor78> The brink of the Upper Falls was terrific
05:14:39 <vw> Is all the ice and snow melted around the Falls?
05:14:50 <ynpvisitor78> Water crashed so hard it sent jets back into the air like a geyser
05:15:12 <ynpvisitor78> There's still snow on some of the canyon walls
05:15:27 <vw> nice. Bet it is cool in the canyon!
05:15:47 <ynpvisitor78> We also went to the first walk for the lower falls. Awesome
05:16:37 <vw> Did you see any wildlife in Hayden? I heard sightings were scarce over there.
05:16:40 <ynpvisitor78> I didn't see any swans
05:17:21 <ynpvisitor78> Road to West is well populated with bison and some elk
05:17:47 <vw> So creature jams are likely on that route.
05:17:54 <ynpvisitor78> We waited 30 minutes with no movement before bison got off road
05:18:10 <ynpvisitor78> Jams have taken up to 2 hours to get through
05:18:14 <vw> Do you know if the eagles have returned to the nest. They hadn't as of about a month ago.
05:18:32 <ynpvisitor78> We didn't see the eagles
05:18:49 <ynpvisitor78> Thought maybe they moved south
05:19:13 <vw> cb caught an eagle on the cam several weeks ago, Maybe closer to the basin!
05:19:58 <ynpvisitor78> Paint Pots are soup right now
05:20:17 <vw> Are the rivers running muddy?
05:20:39 <ynpvisitor78> They don't appear muddy, but very high
05:20:55 <vw> we can only see a small corner of the Firehole from the cam and too hard to tell.
05:21:21 <ynpvisitor78> Area around Biscuit Basin is mostly flooded
05:21:46 <vw> is the parking area closed?
05:21:54 <ynpvisitor78> At Fan and Mortar, River Vent is only a little bit above the water
05:22:04 <ynpvisitor78> Biscuit is open
05:22:24 <vw> We have kind of figured that regarding F&M as we have not gotten any reports on it from the listserve
05:22:35 <ynpvisitor78> Paint Pot parking is a nightmare almost anytime of the day this year
05:23:00 <vw> Did you go to Norris?
05:23:20 <ynpvisitor78> The crowds at Grand vary from benches full to 4 benches full
05:23:35 <ynpvisitor78> Polly and I visited Norris twice.
05:23:51 <vw> I would guess Porcelin Basin is very wet?
05:23:52 <ynpvisitor78> Steamboat approximately 65%concerted
05:24:04 <ynpvisitor78> the minors that is
05:24:07 <vw> OF 1122
05:24:30 <ynpvisitor78> Some of the minors lasted for 40 to 45 seconds
05:24:42 <ynpvisitor78> Lots of water going down hill
05:24:49 <vw> sorry folks, but we are missing OF here.
05:25:06 <vw> Crowd is moving out of the way too.
05:25:20 <vw> Nice shot on static though.
05:25:35 <ynpvisitor78> Minors halfway up the trees with the occasional minor to tree height
05:26:10 <ynpvisitor78> Crowds look almost as big as yesterday at Old Faithful
05:27:10 <ynpvisitor78> Several days Beehive taught people the downwind experience
05:27:23 <ynpvisitor78> Fuzzy picture and very wet
05:27:24 <vw> :D
05:28:06 <ynpvisitor78> Yesterday I couldn't resist playing in the shower near the end of the eruption
05:28:20 <ynpvisitor78> Wearing my poncho of course
05:28:31 <vw> you knew you were going home and could wash those clothes right away!
05:28:59 <vw> I don't mind that when it is warm, but not so sure about in cooler temps!
05:29:05 <vw> Can be a long walk back to the car.
05:29:33 <ynpvisitor78> I didn't get soaked
05:29:40 <ynpvisitor78> Just sprinkled
05:29:48 <vw> Depression 1128 ie
05:31:18 <vw> VEC caled OF a short
05:31:58 <vw> I am not recording that Depression without verification from the basin. Sufficient steam, but did not see water.
05:32:36 <ynpvisitor78> About Porcelin Basin at Norris
05:32:47 <ynpvisitor78> Only glanced at it
05:33:18 <ynpvisitor78> We spent 3 hours at Steamboat and another 1 1/2 hours the next morning
05:33:44 <vw> With all the recent precip, I figure there is standing water everywhere at Porcelin.
05:33:51 <ynpvisitor3> Porcelain is dry as a bone. Maybe the water went to Steamboat.
05:34:07 <vw> ooohhhh! that would be good news!
05:34:25 <vw> Steamboat can siphon off as much water as it wants if it means eruptions!
05:34:30 <ynpvisitor3> Even the high pressure vents over by Incline are dry/off
05:36:04 <vw> Sawmill 1134 ie. Has been on for a while, but did not note time when I first saw it.
05:38:00 <vw> Lion 1136
05:42:55 <vw> Should be a short lull in activity right now so I am going to step away and grab a bite to eat. Will be right back.
05:48:38 <vw> Sawmill off before 1147
05:50:59 <vw> Gazer division of duties? some at BH, some at Grand?
06:07:25 <vw> Need something to erupt. Full nap mode creeping up.
06:10:34 <steve> You only need one sacrificial lamb to call BHI, everyone else can go wherever (within 10 min walking distance)
06:11:19 <vw> We have only seen one person really sitting at BH. Most others stand around and then wander off.
06:12:14 <vw> Kitt was saying earlier that info from the basin puts eruptions for both Grand and BH around 1400
06:13:48 <steve> some how those two always seem to sync up
06:14:10 <vw> yes, and hard to watch both well here, even harder in the basin.
06:15:18 <vw> Time to once again keep an eye on OF after the previous short duration eruption. Still having trouble with steam blowing towards camera. Will watch on static to see wind direction.
06:15:35 <steve> I like it at grand when the BHI call comes, everyone grabs a pack and scots
06:15:59 <vw> I am not thrilled with missing OF eruptions.
06:20:03 <vw> seems to be a little sunlight in the basin
06:21:29 <vw> Daisy 1220 ie
06:21:32 <vw> OF 1220
06:22:12 <steve> Really, quite a lag time on the cam
06:22:32 <vw> Usually 20 to
06:22:48 <vw> oops... 20 to 30 seconds. Some days can be much longer
06:24:13 <steve> It makes me wonder justhow far those electrons travel,.. or do they stop for coffee on the way...
06:24:38 <vw> :)
06:25:08 <vw> There is a relay system from the camera (what the operators see), through an encoder that sends the signal to the public stream.
06:25:32 <vw> We have seen delays as long as nearly 2 minutes, but that long is VERY rare.
06:27:22 <steve> So using "wc" for cam calls is needed as the times are not as acurate
06:27:51 <vw> and why "ie" is always used unless timed by an operator
06:28:46 <steve> OK, I did not know about the "ie"
06:28:50 <steve> ty
06:29:02 <vw> of course!
06:30:20 <vw> A couple of months ago when we were having problems with the encoder and the delay was nearly 2 minutes, an eruption could get called and be over before the public saw the start. That was strange.
06:30:42 <steve> You know, besides BH and Grand, the other two geysers that seem to sync up are Fountain and Great Fountain
06:30:59 <vw> Often! I hate that.
06:31:23 <steve> Well, just think of the cam as a sorta short range time machine
06:31:59 <vw> it can be very strange to watch both the operator cam and the public stream. Does strange things to your brain.
06:32:11 <vw> and mine is usually on shaky ground to begin with.
06:34:54 <steve> I like my delusions, its the reality I have a hard time with.
06:34:59 <steve> g
06:35:09 <vw> :D
06:35:24 <vw> you and I are going to get along just fine steve!!!
06:37:17 <ynpvisitor78> Polly called and the marker is washed
06:37:33 <vw> Curious
06:37:41 <ynpvisitor78> We checked Fan and Mortar Saturday late afternoon
06:38:05 <ynpvisitor78> Oops, I mean Friday afternoon
06:38:29 <steve> I'm glad F & M is coming out of the spring doldurms
06:38:42 <ynpvisitor78> It is already recovered
06:39:08 <steve> Especially 'cause I hope to visit nest keek
06:39:23 <steve> week
06:39:26 <ynpvisitor78> Last eruption, early May?
06:39:58 <vw> Raises question for Jake and Glennon: how to account for those wide windows of eruption times for F&M.
06:40:12 <steve> It will be nice to see some of those data downloads
06:40:41 <vw> yes. But I don't think Ralph is in the basin for another couple of weeks?
06:42:01 <vw> Raining in the basin. Lens is wet. BH and Grand will probably chose now to erupt. :(
06:42:45 <steve> I only have second or thrid hand info... that Ralph is coming but will be here later than originally planned
06:43:06 <vw> That is what I recall too steve
06:43:23 <vw> I think he posted something to that effect on the listserve too.
06:43:43 <ynpvisitor78> I was told Ralph will be there late June
06:44:00 <steve> Does the web cam only auto focus, or can the cam operator manually focus it?
06:44:40 <vw> Only focus we can do is to zoom to the point of getting a clear picture. Lens automatically focus' on something.
06:44:51 <vw> That is why the picture can suddenly fuzz out.
06:45:35 <vw> We can often 'zoom' through moisture on the lens, but steam is a problem
06:50:34 <steve> Sorry, I took a phone call and zoned out myself. I like auto focus usually, but sometimes the override is needed.
06:50:58 <steve> If you have it...
06:51:37 <steve> Must be time for Turban
06:51:41 <vw> It would be nice, but I have noticed that when we have a problem the conditions are so bad that we probably still couldn't focus.
06:51:55 <vw> yeap. Timing that Turban now.
06:52:06 <steve> Snow or steam white out
06:52:30 <vw> Those and silica build up on the lens cover.
06:53:03 <vw> the last is one of the reasons when the wind blows OF steam towards camera, I try to avoid it.
06:53:10 <vw> Lion 1251 ie, minor roar.
06:53:26 <vw> waiting to see if it gets something more going.
06:53:43 <steve> Good hought
06:54:03 <steve> Thought, or something like that
06:55:05 <vw> The problem with not catching OF is that the majority of the public who tunes in to the webcam (vs those of us here on the chat page) watch primarily for OF. They can get upset if we miss it. That is the reason why the Park wants the camera on OF for eruptions.
06:55:42 <vw> That and the fact it IS the Old Faithful Webcam!
06:56:27 <steve> I understand that. The greatest good for the greatest number. As long as we get the good leftovers.
06:56:42 <vw> I figure it is a small price to pay for the other 80 minutes or so average that we get to play and watch everything else!
06:56:56 <vw> Another very minor roar from Lion 1255.
06:56:59 <steve> True, so true
06:58:17 <vw> Kitt, you still here?
06:58:36 <vw> Hoping your line into Polly is still open so we can get forwarnings!
06:58:57 <vw> Lion is acting like the engine that thinks it can....
06:59:52 <ynpvisitor78> I'm here and there.
06:59:59 <ynpvisitor78> Eating lunch
07:00:02 <vw> k. Thanks!
07:00:21 <ynpvisitor78> Most of the gang is at Grand in the rain
07:00:46 <vw> I kind of figured as we aren't seeing anybody really sticking by BH
07:01:51 <vw> Grotto steam has been steady for about 4 hours now with only 1 minor pause
07:03:34 <vw> Its going to be a long afternoon, and I need caffeine, but am all out of pop. Anybody want to run to the store for me??? :D
07:04:36 <steve> Hmmm,,,how long can you wait for the delivery? I'd be coming from Idaho
07:05:09 <vw> put in my order now? Think I might be napping by the time of delivery!
07:06:29 <vw> besides steve, you would have to overshoot your target location by about 200 miles. :(
07:07:45 <steve> Yea, but the car has cruse control,.. I'll just sleep on the way.
07:08:25 <vw> Not bad if you go through Gardiner. Not sure I would recommend that over the Beartooths!
07:08:56 <vw> another Lion minor roar at 1306. And a tough of blue sky on the horizon.
07:11:17 <vw> Just over 1.5 hours since last full Lion eruption. Series may be winding down.
07:11:52 <steve> Could be it "tried" itself out.
07:12:36 <vw> weather check coming up.
07:19:31 <vw> Riverside 1318 ie
07:32:52 <Kevin L> Well I tried to make BH erupt. I am on the side watching grown men crash expensive cars, but text will work in case of BHI vw.
07:33:32 <vw> I will shoot you a quick one when we see anything Kevin.
07:34:02 <vw> I am on the cam until about 1700 unless someone comes in earlier.
07:34:50 <vw> alos have to factor in the profound need to close my eyes! Thinking another pot of coffee might be inorder!
07:35:22 <vw> BHI 1334 ie
07:35:27 <vw> Unless you are still here Kevin?
07:35:42 <vw> ding
07:35:43 <vw> ding
07:35:45 <vw> ding
07:36:02 <BB> I was beginning to think it would throw in a longer interval today just to annoy me
07:36:14 <vw> :)
07:36:24 <ynpvisitor98> Thank you. Good lot of dings.
07:36:53 <ynpvisitor98> Can see Kitt there
07:37:11 <ynpvisitor98> Isn't that correct?
07:37:58 <ynpvisitor78> no you can't, I'm at home
07:37:59 <vw> Kitt is here with us today
07:38:22 <ynpvisitor78> Polly wears a poncho also
07:39:17 <ynpvisitor98> Ah. Apologies. Drier and warmer there though
07:40:05 <ynpvisitor78> I was at Beehive yesterday and I'll be there Wed.
07:40:28 <ynpvisitor98> Did you see the no indicator Beehive?
07:40:43 <ynpvisitor78> Hopefully the skies get nicer by Wed.
07:41:02 <ynpvisitor78> Yesterday's Beehive was huge, but blended with the sky
07:41:06 <ynpvisitor98> I hope so too.
07:41:52 <vw> OF is due approx 1353, so will have to pull back to keep an eye on it in just a minute. We want a short Indicator.
07:42:47 <ynpvisitor78> The gazers have left Grand
07:42:54 <Kevin L> TY vw.. Can't seem to get streaming cam to work
07:43:28 <vw> Which probably means the water levels are low. Lets hope, so we don't miss it!
07:43:37 <Kevin L> There it is!
07:43:50 <vw> glad you made it kevin!
07:44:23 <Kevin L> I appreciate the text.
07:44:33 <vw> :)
07:45:02 <steve> Whew, when I heard the BHI call I went to the computer and got a green screen. I had to repoot. Fortunatly there was enough time.
07:45:46 <ynpvisitor78> Glad you were able to repoot. :o)
07:46:04 <vw> :D
07:46:15 <ynpvisitor98> New word.....very descriptive.
07:47:09 <ynpvisitor78> last Turban ~1344
07:47:36 <ynpvisitor98> Who is watching Grand?
07:47:44 <vw> good info. We know then that we have enough time to watch BH and OF. Woohoo!
07:47:57 <vw> Timer for Turban reset
07:48:00 <ynpvisitor78> Polly's watching Beehive from near Penta
07:48:20 <ynpvisitor98> And talking on the phone or texting you....
07:48:24 <vw> Bless gazers!!!
07:48:33 <ynpvisitor78> Talking
07:48:47 <ynpvisitor98> I thought so
07:48:50 <ynpvisitor78> I'm hoping my phone call didn't delay a trip to Beehive
07:49:02 <vw> Hi to Polly from Victoria!
07:50:00 <ynpvisitor21> I would have missed BH if I hadn't beem talking to you.
07:50:03 <vw> Nice sized crowd on the bw for BH and OF, given the cool and wet day.
07:51:47 <vw> Note to Kevin: we are in Aurum's window now. OF steam might be a problem, but thought you would like to know.
07:52:09 <Kevin L> ty
07:52:33 <vw> yw
07:54:09 <vw> BH 1352
07:55:04 <vw> BH spray coming towards camera.
07:55:39 <steve> right towards us
07:55:54 <vw> If OF starts now we could be in trouble
07:57:11 <vw> double whammy
07:57:55 <ynpvisitor78> Look at everyone getting a downwind lesson
07:57:56 <ynpvisitor98> I reckon we were lucky to see so much before OF spoiled the party.
07:58:22 <vw> totally unavoidable if we wanted to watch either eruption
07:58:31 <Kevin L> Nedd CC and her wipers
07:58:42 <ynpvisitor21> is that rain, OF or BH?
07:58:47 <vw> yeap, and she is out for the day.
07:58:51 <vw> OF spray.
07:59:33 <Kevin L> Need a friendly chipmonk with a roll of Bounty.
07:59:37 <vw> lets hope it dries in time for Grand.
07:59:44 <vw> :(
08:00:11 <vw> OF 1359
08:00:22 <vw> nope.
08:01:23 <ynpvisitor78> OF started befire 1359
08:01:38 <ynpvisitor78> before
08:02:16 <vw> I wasn't able to catch the time, and didn't have static up.
08:02:30 <ynpvisitor78> double whammy noted at 1357
08:03:28 <vw> OF 1402 ie
08:03:39 <vw> What we had before was preplay spray
08:04:25 <vw> lens is totally slimed.
08:04:34 <ynpvisitor78> Oh, now we have a weird art display
08:04:52 <ynpvisitor78> with running people
08:05:00 <vw> :)
08:05:27 <vw> its like a house of mirrors with all the distortions.
08:05:58 <vw> If you look at static, you can see steam going right at camera
08:07:36 <vw> For once, I want the wind to blow really hard and dry off the lens.
08:11:53 <vw> brb
08:16:36 <vw> No Aurum this go around.
08:17:50 <vw> Sawmill 1416 ie
08:23:40 <vw> Salvation: coffee done! brb.
08:24:55 <vw> risk of nodding off substantially reduced.
08:26:06 <vw> Penta 1424 ie ?
08:26:43 <vw> If a gazer is over there, it would be nice to know what was putting up steam behind the trees
08:27:02 <vw> gone now
08:44:55 <vw> Sawmill off before 1443
08:53:15 <vw> Daisy 1452
08:55:55 <vw> Grand 1454 ie
09:04:33 <vw> wow
09:05:08 <vw> now i can't find the centr again
09:06:41 <vw> 3B.
09:08:41 <vw> Castle 1507 ie
09:17:58 <vw> Because we didn't see the start of Castle, can't call it a major, but the nature of the steam now would suggest it is one.
09:28:20 <vw> That was a rather full 2 hour period! Graham isn't going to have much to do when he gets back this evening.
09:36:14 <CC> Just took the cam
09:36:25 <CC> can't wipe as it is too dry right nowe
09:36:32 <vw> Hi! Glad you could help us.
09:36:55 <CC> lets see if OF hits the lens...then you can have it back
09:36:55 <vw> Lens was drenched during last OF as we were trying to watch BH. Missed half of BH. :(
09:45:12 <vw> And of course the ONE time the camera doesn't get wet is when CC is here to run the wipers!
09:46:02 <vw> Oh well. Lens isn't too bad after our dousing.
09:46:50 <vw> OF start was 1537
09:53:30 <vw> .
10:11:50 <vw> before I forget about it, I want to thank Kitt for bringing us up to date on things going on in the Park while she was there this last week, and for acting as a liaison with Polly in the basin today. Kudos to both of them!
10:25:49 <Graham> hello again
10:26:03 <vw> Hi Graham. Did you have a pleasant afternoon?
10:27:04 <Graham> yes, enjoyed the opera dna good drive home
10:27:13 <Graham> how is your afternoon going?
10:27:30 <vw> sometimes it is just good to arrive home safe. a good drive is a bonus!
10:27:50 <vw> it was very busy here. Afraid we didn't leave much to keep you occupied this evening.
10:27:54 <Graham> less traffic coming home earlier
10:28:04 <Graham> the beach traffic picks up late afternoon
10:28:18 <vw> I don't even have a Plume time for you as OF has been playing havoc with the camera.
10:28:45 <vw> ahh. that makes sense. So sunday afternoon is a good time to drive in the WDC area. I will tuck that away for future reference.
10:28:46 <Graham> Grand gone, BH, Lion done....
10:29:12 <vw> We only got to see part of Bh though. OF preplay totally covered the lens.
10:30:03 <Graham> oh, well maybe better tomorrow
10:30:37 <vw> we even got two Castles. An odd day!
10:30:41 <Graham> from Richmond, the traffic from the Outer Banks of NC joins just north of town so it gets heavy
10:30:46 <vw> No wildlife though, so maybe you can find some.
10:31:06 <Graham> no Depressions either?
10:31:09 <vw> that is the beach traffic you spoke of?
10:31:17 <vw> No, we didn't have any luck with Depression.
10:31:54 <vw> am going to head out. I think my dogs need some exercise!
10:32:08 <vw> Happy Fathers Day to all the dad's out there!
10:32:11 <vw> Bye.
10:32:30 <Graham> k, see ya
10:39:31 <Graham> Sawmill 1637
11:07:53 <Graham> OF 1706
11:23:03 <Graham> Daisy 1721
11:28:16 <Graham> Depression 1727ie
11:32:31 <Graham> Plume 1731ier
12:14:33 <ynpvisitor23> .
12:26:45 <Graham> Plume 1825
12:38:53 <Graham> Aurum 1837
12:39:58 <Graham> Plate 1838ie
12:43:39 <Graham> OF 1842
12:45:56 <ynpvisitor3> That was very nice. Thank you.
12:46:41 <Graham> yeah dark clouds and sun are always pretty
12:49:09 <Graham> BSOD
12:51:49 <Graham> not sure theres anything i can do
12:51:58 <Graham> it may come back on its own or have to wait till tomorrow
12:53:31 <Graham> coming back
12:54:32 <Graham> i have the public stream back
13:24:25 <Graham> Plume 1923
13:36:31 <Graham> Riverside 1935ie ?
13:37:14 <Graham> pretty sure it is
13:58:14 <Graham> Daisy 1957
14:01:48 <glennon> in and right back out for me.... thanks again everyone for all the geyser reports! the databases are looking really good.
14:02:13 <Graham> hi glennon
14:02:20 <Graham> lots of reports
14:02:37 <Graham> big gap in Plume today because of the wind
14:02:47 <glennon> Yeah. good stuff.
14:03:05 <glennon> oh well... maybe the vec will fill in some of the gaps later
14:03:09 <Graham> and another BH...yawnnn
14:03:22 <glennon> ;)
14:03:45 <Graham> one more OF and Plume for me and then I am done
14:03:53 <glennon> looks like aurum is still probably behaving too
14:04:05 <glennon> (probably, at least)
14:04:21 <Graham> yeah ssuming the 8h was two intervals
14:05:40 <glennon> alright! be back tomorrow -- will try to b here around for the next BH
14:05:57 <glennon> (daylight, BH, that is).
14:06:57 <glennon> is using 733 minutes for the BH interval ( 12 hours, 13 minutes).
14:07:04 <glennon> think it's too short or too long?
14:07:30 <Graham> a little short
14:07:49 <Graham> its about time for a 16h interval too
14:09:27 <glennon> i should hold a geyser prediction summit for interested people... might be fun to incorporate some of our heuristics into the predictions
14:10:07 <Graham> that sounds very formal
14:12:35 <glennon> well, we all try to achieve our particular geyser goals when we're in the park --- i'd like to incorporate/automate some of the better ideas.
14:13:42 <Graham> yeah, predictions for the webcam viewable ones would be good
14:13:44 <glennon> anyway, gotta go. time for a sunday walk with rhonda.
14:14:10 <Graham> especially the accurate overnight estimates
14:14:23 <glennon> i'd really like to get lion down.
14:14:31 <glennon> ot
14:14:35 <Graham> good luck!
14:14:40 <glennon> it's still a little mysterious to me
14:15:13 <Graham> have not looked at Ralphs data recently
14:15:28 <Graham> should get some soon tho, he should be arriving soon i think
14:17:40 <Graham> OF 2016
14:19:08 <glennon> cool. ralph's data is indispensable for understanding the behavior of yellowstone's geysers. i should send him a note about the recent database developments.
14:19:42 <Graham> he had a dealy in heading out but I believe he's packing
14:19:56 <Graham> have to check FB again
14:23:52 <Graham> Plume 2022
14:25:56 <Graham> Depression 2024ie
14:28:19 <Graham> goodnight