Showing logs for date: 2014-01-28
00:04:58 <ynpvisitor87> hap
00:05:31 <Dave from B> Morning Kevin
00:05:46 <Kevin L> Hi Dave
00:09:32 <Dave from B> Storm headed our way...4-8" predicted from Wed noon to Thursday evening
00:09:43 <Kevin L> Looking like a fog day today. :p
00:10:08 <Kevin L> Snow is worse.
00:10:18 <Kevin L> May hit 80 here on Thursday.
00:10:18 <Dave from B> -23F at OF as of 0615
00:10:55 <Dave from B> Not going to see much this morning
00:11:03 <Kevin L> bus duty brb
00:18:09 <vw> Good, chilly morning.
00:18:19 <Dave from B> Morning vw
00:18:41 <vw> OF 0718
00:21:05 <vw> No waiting this morning for OF, but I am not sure it will help us. Doesn't look like we will be able to see much for a while anyway.
00:22:09 <Dave from B> Yes, I think it is truly the OF webcam today...or at least this morning
00:22:16 <vw> Conditions at OF Ranger Station at 0615: -23, DP -29, RH 75%. Wind 0G01 out of the SSE.
00:22:38 <Dave from B> At least the wind isn't blowing
00:22:47 <vw> That is a blessing.
00:23:04 <Dave from B> vw, are you ready for our storm?
00:24:01 <vw> Yeap. No grocery runs needed. Never put winter gear away until about June. Gas tank on car full.
00:25:47 <Dave from B> As long as bitter cold stays away, I'll be happy.
00:26:34 <vw> Does seem like the minus temps will stay away from Billings. Not so for much of the northern states.
00:27:18 <vw> I keep wondering how my son and his family are fairing in Chicago and how bad their cabin fever is.
00:27:44 <Dave from B> Midwest has been hit really hard this winter
00:28:13 <vw> I heard yesterday this winter is the harshest Chi Town has seen in over 30 years.
00:29:06 <Dave from B> A customer in Wisconsin has seen 24 days below zero this winter already.
00:29:49 <vw> Brrrr.
00:35:29 <Kevin L> I did mention we may hit 80 on Thursday, didn't I?
00:36:17 <vw> :D
00:36:54 <vw> I still don't think I would trade you K. I hate the hot more than I hate the cold.
00:38:28 <Kevin L> I dislike both, but can survive the heat better.
00:40:17 <vw> I don't know how you can sleep at night with the warm temps. I do best when night time temps are in the 20-40 range, and with my window open.
00:44:03 <Kevin L> Get a swamp cooler blowing over you and it feels the same!
00:45:02 <vw> Yuck! Not even close!
01:00:20 <Kevin L> Looks like one of those hidden geyser days.
01:05:06 <vw> Certainly not a lot of work to be done here this morning so far.
01:07:06 <vw> Maybe I will rewatch PBSs's episode of Sherlock from Sunday. Best Sherlock Holmes story ever. It was brilliant!
01:07:21 <Kevin L> Already past 8 and only 1 geyser report.
01:07:52 <Dave from B> no temp change in past hour at OF...still -23F at 0715
01:08:09 <Kevin L> I am looking through my DVDs for something to keep me awake. Maybe Perry Mason.
01:12:51 <vw> View here is not improving.
01:24:34 <Kevin L> I think it is getting worse.
01:24:52 <Dave from B> Morning Jenna
01:28:16 <Kevin L> Looks like the downrated our forecast. Only going to be 72 on Thursday, not 80.
01:29:56 <Dave from B> Better get out the coat, Kevin
01:30:11 <Kevin L> Sad notes for space program: Yesterday was the anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire, today the Challenger, and Saturday the Columbia.
01:30:37 <Dave from B> Tough week
01:31:05 <Jenna> morning Dave
01:34:32 <Kevin L> Apollo 1 was really sad for us. The titanium used for the space program was made in Henderson and as such we all had a real interest in the space program. Gus Grissom came to our elementary school and gave a great presentation to us so we all had a special attachment to him.
01:36:18 <Ryan(-97?)> I think NASA hates this week.
01:36:22 <Ryan(-97?)> :(
01:36:27 <Ryan(-97?)> OF?
01:36:36 <Ryan(-97?)> OF 0836ns
01:36:57 <Dave from B> It's too bad the space shuttle has been retired.
01:37:00 <Dave from B> Morning Ryan
01:37:31 <Ryan(-97?)> Morning Dave
01:37:36 <Ryan(-97?)> Hey, it WAS OF!
01:37:55 <Kevin L> Probably so. We used to watch the launches in school in the days that there were no TVs in the classrooms. The teachers would bring their TV from home (which wasn't easy - they were heavy!) .
01:37:56 <Dave from B> Ryan, what other geyser could it have been?
01:38:05 <Ryan(-97?)> :D
01:38:47 <Kevin L> Cam is stressing trying to focus.
01:39:15 <Kevin L> Days like this I wish we could over ride the auto focus and do it manually.
01:40:20 <vw> grrrr.
02:04:43 <Kevin L> Gee, blue sky!
02:04:45 <Dave from B> Hi, Betty
02:05:09 <Ryan(-97?)> INDY?
02:05:13 <Dave from B> Heat wave... -20F as of 0815 at OF
02:05:30 <Ryan(-97?)> Indy 0905ie?
02:05:45 <Betty> Good morning Dave from B , Kevin, vw, Jenna, Ryan and numbers
02:06:13 <Kevin L> Don't think so Ryan.
02:06:13 <Betty> no indy, Ryan
02:06:23 <Kevin L> Morning Betty.
02:06:36 <Ryan(-97?)> dang
02:07:03 <Kevin L> Good shot of the area on VEC.
02:09:39 <Betty> Hi Diane
02:09:50 <Diane> Good morning, Betty and everyone.
02:11:22 <Dave from B> Hi, Diane...it's been awhile
02:11:28 <Kevin L> Hey Ryan, thought you would get a kick out of this:
02:11:31 <Kevin L> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.605472952870004.1073741844.174490502634920&type=3
02:11:38 <Dave from B> How are you holding up in the frigid Midwest?
02:12:04 <Ryan(-97?)> Thats awesome
02:12:18 <Kevin L> Great high school teacher.
02:12:21 <Diane> This is the wierdest winter. We go from highs of 45 degrees one day to -5 the next.
02:12:44 <Diane> I don't mind cold, but the yo-yo effect makes it harder.
02:12:51 <Betty> Morning kc
02:12:55 <Ryan(-97?)> yepp
02:13:04 <Diane> You are expecting snow today, Dave?
02:13:20 <Ryan(-97?)> Off to calculus, later guys
02:13:49 <Kevin L> Enjoy yourself.
02:14:42 <kc (working)> mornin
02:15:09 <Dave from B> Hi, kc
02:15:23 <Dave from B> Diane, snow starts Wed afternoon
02:19:10 <Jenna> morning Betty
02:20:16 <lc> good morning all
02:20:24 <Betty> Hi lc
02:20:29 <Kevin L> hi
02:26:01 <Betty> morning alex
02:26:11 <Kevin L> Darn. Just Dwarf.
02:27:02 <vw> Heading out. back later.
02:27:10 <lc> lot of steam
02:27:19 <Betty> later, vw
02:28:24 <Dave from B> Morning lc, alex
02:29:40 <lc> so, any thoughts on SB?
02:30:01 <lc> and how about Sherman's rant?
02:30:06 <Dave from B> Defense usually wins
02:30:39 <Dave from B> For an SAT score over 1400 and from Stanford, I'm not impressed with his antics.
02:30:56 <lc> I always say the best defense is a good offense.
02:31:07 <Kevin L> Sherman would require a proctologist to give him a complete physical.
02:31:19 <lc> lol
02:31:41 <Dave from B> I like his passion but he needs to keep his mouth shut
02:31:53 <lc> anyone know the line
02:32:13 <Dave from B> Denver is a 2.5 point favorite
02:32:33 <Dave from B> If Seahawks can pressure Manning, they will win
02:32:55 <lc> I agree with that.
02:33:13 <lc> NE sure didn't pressure him any
02:34:13 <lc> just me, I think things are set up for Manning to win then retire.
02:35:08 <Kevin L> Vegas odds are now Denver by 2.
02:35:16 <Dave from B> That would be a picture prefect ending for him, but I think he will play another year at least. He loves the game too much.
02:35:42 <Dave from B> I would think he will be a coach afetr he retires
02:35:50 <lc> but he has been hurt
02:36:18 <lc> don't think he will coach unless UT wants him.
02:36:29 <Kevin L> You can bet on all kids of things such as sack, will Peyton's first pass be complete, will he throw an interception, will there be overtime, a safety, a kickoff returned by a touchdown, etc.
02:37:09 <Dave from B> Yes, bets can get pretty crazy
02:37:50 <lc> any way to get your money.
02:37:57 <Dave from B> of course
02:38:07 <Kevin L> Superbowl weeken is one of the biggest in Vegas.
02:38:20 <Dave from B> That and March madness
02:39:02 <Kevin L> Yep.
02:40:06 <Kevin L> The side bets are pretty funny. They make the game more interesting.
02:41:01 <lc> bbl, Maa wants computer.
02:41:27 <ynpvisitor30> what is the over under line right now?
02:42:05 <Dave from B> I thought I heard 48 about a week ago
02:42:31 <Dave from B> Hi, Jake
02:42:33 <Kevin L> 47 right now.
02:43:23 <Betty> Hello Jake
02:43:31 <Jake> hola
02:50:38 <Jake> Which of the following geysers will erupt before the others? A) Giant B) Giantess C) Plume D) Splendid
02:51:14 <Kevin L> Giantess.
02:51:35 <lc> I agree with Kevin
02:51:46 <Betty> Union
02:51:54 <lc> may take Giantess to stare Plume.
02:53:43 <ynpvisitor73> I vote for Giant
02:53:45 <ynpvisitor30> Splendid
02:53:46 <Jake> Betty, do they reward creating your own answers in German education?
02:53:59 <Betty> lol
02:55:10 <Jake> The correct answer is B) Giantess. lc and Kevin L win $0.00 each
02:55:28 <lc> g
02:55:33 <Betty> so I vote for Giantess, Plume, then Giant and Splendid last
02:55:39 <Kevin L> Story of my life.
02:56:20 <ynpvisitor73> triple the oayioff if it is Giant?
02:56:34 <Jake> no, QUADRUPLE
02:58:15 <lc> last time Splendid was active was 96 and 97, I think, when was it active before 96?
02:58:25 <Jake> You may already have won! Just wait for the fog to clear off and find out!
02:59:11 <ynpvisitor73> yeah, I hit the big time!
02:59:33 <Dave from B> I'm going to be the minority and vote for Plume
02:59:50 <Betty> Morning did also wake up after long years of dormacy, nothing is impossible! :-)
03:03:54 <ynpvisitor72> It is interesting that Old Faithful seems to be isolated from things going on across the Firehole.
03:04:59 <lc> I agree 72
03:05:21 <Dave from B> One member of the gazer snowcoach mentioned the best thing for GH would be for a medium EQ to shake things up.
03:05:39 <ynpvisitor30> the answer is still to be determined Jake
03:06:10 <Kevin L> Hope we can see OF when it goes this time.
03:06:35 <Dave from B> 915 temp is -13F
03:06:46 <ynpvisitor72> It is looking good right now
03:07:08 <Dave from B> last OF interval was 78 minutes
03:10:14 <Kevin L> Is this snow or fog?
03:10:37 <alex (at work)> morning betty and dave
03:11:15 <ynpvisitor30> ha ha fog
03:11:19 <ynpvisitor30> too cold to snow
03:11:46 <ynpvisitor30> see that clear blue sky peeking out in the background? No clouds for MILES
03:14:17 <Jake> OF 1014
03:14:22 <Kevin L> OF 1014
03:16:11 <lc> anyone notice the VEC cam has moved?
03:16:28 <lc> not sure when
03:17:24 <Dave from B> Barely catches OF now
03:17:31 <Kevin L> It has warmed up to minus 13.
03:17:31 <Jake> more to the left? maybe it got bumped during cleaning
03:17:45 <lc> thats why I noticed it.
03:17:55 <Jake> yeah, doesn't look very nice framing OF any more
03:18:15 <lc> could be Jake, good move I think.
03:18:37 <ynpvisitor72> Lots more info available now
03:18:40 <Kevin L> But Lion looks great.
03:18:45 <lc> but we can see more of the Hill.
03:19:23 <Jake> I'm surprised NPS would sacrifice nice pics of OF to see more of the hill
03:19:41 <lc> same here.
03:19:48 <Kevin L> They may not realize it.
03:19:57 <Jenna> ..
03:20:03 <Dave from B> Has to be an accident
03:20:27 <Jake> resources would be better spent on a fog blowing machine
03:20:50 <lc> I vote for that
03:20:51 <ynpvisitor72> I am voting for a bottle of Windex
03:20:55 <ynpvisitor73> this morning Canyon had -32
03:21:04 <ynpvisitor73> that is officially, cold
03:21:42 <lc> I thought it was cold here. 15.
03:22:09 <lc> we are getting light snow now.
03:22:43 <lc> where is Jenna this morning? froze up?
03:22:55 <Jenna> I'm here
03:23:04 <Jenna> I'm wearing a scarf and two sweaters so I'm warm :)
03:23:17 <lc> oh, didn't see you. good morning.
03:23:17 <Jenna> we're -8 with the wind chill at the moment
03:23:36 <Jenna> I've been quiet
03:24:39 <Jenna> good morning
03:25:04 <Jenna> I have never appreciated my remote start more
03:25:56 <lc> I have that and never used it, don't even know how to useit.
03:26:48 <Dave from B> My wife has a remote start as well.....
03:27:00 <Dave from B> She tells me to go out and start her car!:)
03:27:04 <Jenna> I had it on my previous car and just lucked out that my new one had it also. It is awesome. Just hit one button.
03:27:14 <Dave from B> not true, but I couldn't resisit.
03:27:17 <Dave from B> resist
03:27:44 <Kevin L> My car is so old that I had to replace the keys because they wore out and quit working.
03:28:00 <Kevin L> No remote start on it.
03:28:13 <lc> lol, I don't believe that Kevin.
03:28:29 <Kevin L> I am not lying about that one.
03:31:09 <Dave from B> Our car just went past 120,000 mark last weekend. Most miles we have ever put on a car.
03:31:26 <lc> Castle?
03:31:31 <Dave from B> We plan on keeping it at least to 150 probably more
03:31:34 <Kevin L> I think so lc.
03:31:52 <Kevin L> Mine just went past 213,000.
03:32:03 <Dave from B> Sure looks like it
03:32:24 <Dave from B> That will fog things back up in no time
03:33:42 <Kevin L> Warmed up to minus 2 now!
03:35:13 <Dave from B> Yahoo!!!
03:36:50 <Jake> looks like Castle is ie, yes?
03:38:44 <Jake> Dave, you live in Montana and have never had a car over 120k miles??
03:39:19 <Jake> I thought that was the state-mandated minimum for mileage
03:39:43 <Dave from B> No, we always use to trade after 3-4 years. With engines being built better these days, we will be keeping longer. Besides, car prices are outrageous these days.
03:39:48 <Dave from B> haha
03:40:05 <Craig> Another day off because of cold!
03:40:26 <Betty> Hi Craig
03:40:28 <Dave from B> Craig, you may have to go another year of high school to make up all the days you have missed.
03:40:59 <Craig> :) just half a year
03:41:51 <Kevin L> I never got a snow day or a cold day at school. Did get a couple of heat days.
03:42:23 <Betty> haha, Kevin
03:42:35 <Craig> I wish MN had heat days
03:43:14 <Betty> we had both
03:43:36 <Craig> Lol
03:43:52 <Craig> Did anyone confirm F&M yesterday?
03:44:26 <Dave from B> Only day we missed in high school was because of a volcano
03:44:40 <Craig> A volcano???
03:44:47 <Betty> my goodness!
03:44:55 <Kevin L> Haven't heard anything. May have been wind blown Riverside steam.
03:45:27 <Kevin L> Bet I know which one dave.
03:45:33 <Dave from B> ash fallout from Mt. St. Helens in 1981
03:45:57 <Craig> Woah!
03:46:05 <Kevin L> We did have field trips to watch them explode nuclear weapons toos.
03:46:21 <Betty> yes, of course.
03:46:27 <Craig> ...
03:46:51 <Betty> you did eat atomic burgers in LV :-)
03:47:12 <Jenna> we had days off due to cold and heat also
03:47:12 <Kevin L> They did have the Atomic Cafe.
03:47:16 <Dave from B> Morning Kent!
03:47:17 <Betty> Morning, Kent
03:47:58 <Kent> Morning guys
03:49:18 <Jake> Grand ie static?
03:49:23 <Jake> Oblong? both?
03:49:32 <Craig> Groblong?
03:49:58 <Dave from B> with these temps, it could be Turban as well
03:50:01 <Craig> I love the sound of that word
03:50:29 <Betty> Sawmill
03:50:31 <Kevin L> I don't think Grand.
03:51:07 <Jake> I don't see either Grand or Oblong, looked pretty dramatic on static for one capture anyway
03:51:40 <lc> maybe Riverside also
03:51:43 <Jake> it could be time for Grand, hopefully the fog continues to disapate
03:55:47 <Jake> given Sawmill's steam cloud, Grand's should reach the stratosphere
03:56:59 <Dave from B> Yes, you will know when Grand goes based on yesterday's cloud
03:59:38 <Kent> From Geyser Times it is obvious that Graham has left the basin :(
04:00:12 <Dave from B> He's back at home trying to pay for the next trip
04:00:40 <ynpvisitor15> That is one heck of a plume
04:00:41 <Jake> Grand
04:00:45 <Kevin L> Something more substantial at Groblong.
04:01:09 <ynpvisitor15> maybe it is giant
04:01:20 <Jake> could be Percolator
04:01:34 <Kevin L> Spa major?
04:01:47 <Dave from B> That's got to be Sputnik
04:03:07 <lc> I vote Grand
04:03:30 <Dave from B> seems like it should be taller
04:04:11 <Kevin L> 5m duration is Oblong, 10m is Grand.
04:04:21 <Jake> I vote Grand too
04:05:15 <lc> I think Riverside is ie
04:05:17 <Jake> Oblong can't put actively billlowing steam that high up
04:08:25 <lc> got to be Grand
04:09:07 <Dave from B> Been going for 8 minutes or so...I think you're right, lc
04:09:24 <ynpvisitor15> I don't get riverside
04:09:36 <lc> Oblong would have been over by now
04:10:03 <Jake> I didn't see Riverside, but I haven't been checking statics much
04:10:06 <ynpvisitor15> It's going to be a 3 burster and we will never know
04:11:02 <lc> there was steam there at 1051
04:11:37 <lc> was still there 6 / 8 min ago.
04:12:33 <ynpvisitor15> Was the f&m monday verified by no snow?
04:13:03 <lc> don't think anyone has checked.
04:13:24 <Dave from B> We should know after ranger walk around this morning
04:13:59 <ynpvisitor15> is that still castle steem?
04:16:03 <Dave from B> lc, how is ma doing?
04:16:32 <lc> doing good Dave.
04:17:32 <Dave from B> That's great.
04:18:17 <lc> need some berrer weather so one of us can get out of the house.
04:18:26 <lc> better
04:18:54 <ynpvisitor15> Who is the wc poster today?
04:19:55 <ynpvisitor15> Jake got it
04:21:08 <Dave from B> lc, I think a majority of Americans have cabin fever!
04:21:28 <lc> I think so
04:21:59 <Dave from B> I think that's why my wife was happy to get rid of me for a day when I went to OF
04:23:38 <ynpvisitor73> <>
04:26:29 <ynpvisitor73> ><
04:41:45 <Jenna> OF 1141
04:49:33 <Dave from B> Just called VEC Hotline. No updates since 0920. Rangers must still be strolling around the basin
04:50:04 <Kevin L> Probably got lost in the fog.
05:01:40 <Dave from B> wb, Ryan
05:01:44 <Dave from B> Morning, Will
05:01:46 <Will B> Just talked to Rita F&M is confirmed
05:01:48 <Ryan(-97?)> Thx
05:01:52 <Ryan(-97?)> Woohoo!
05:02:01 <Kevin L> Did you get all calculated?
05:02:02 <Will B> ice everywhere and snow melted
05:02:21 <Kevin L> So I wasn't crazy after all!
05:02:34 <Betty> nice to know
05:02:44 <Betty> both ;-)
05:03:15 <ynpvisitor46> Nah you're still crazy.
05:04:05 <Kevin L> Driving this thing will do that to you.
05:05:01 <Kevin L> What is today's BH prediction Dave?
05:06:19 <Jake> well, I am shocked on F&M, need to find out from YTG if they for sure saw RS yesterday at 1000, which would make 1623 the F&M
05:07:34 <Will B> I should have placed a bet with you last night Jake, lol
05:07:52 <Ryan(-97?)> in the next ten minutes K!
05:08:28 <Dave from B> Did someone say prediction?
05:08:39 <lc> Jake Riverside could have been 1000 and 1623.
05:09:08 <Jake> Beehive: 1500 - 1900
05:09:10 <Dave from B> Sorry everyone, no daylight BH today:(
05:10:04 <Jake> I think it probably was, lc
05:10:07 <Dave from B> BH 1700-1900
05:10:32 <Ryan(-97?)> Will.... pick up the phone....
05:10:44 <Kevin L> I would like that.
05:10:47 <Jake> Will was speculating that YTG saw Riverside from Biscuit Basin and inferred the steam cloud
05:11:15 <Jake> also would be nice to know when the NPS was down there yesterday morning
05:11:42 <Jake> but reading the chat log from yesterday, there were multiple people speculating that F&M was erupting both in the morning and in the afternoon
05:11:56 <Jake> maybe it went twice? ;)
05:12:06 <Ryan(-97?)> I would LOVE that
05:12:22 <Jake> or both daytime steam clouds were Riverside and F&M went overnight
05:12:37 <Kevin L> That is probably what happened.
05:12:43 <Jake> or F&M erupted at about the same time as Riverside
05:12:45 <Ryan(-97?)> OR F&M went with Riverside?
05:13:07 <lc> probably never know for sure
05:13:31 <Ryan(-97?)> Its alive, good enough for me!
05:13:50 <Jake> we'll get Riverside logger data in April so that will help solve some of the mystery
05:14:16 <Ryan(-97?)> Yep, keep it flagged on GT? Even though its confirmed?
05:15:00 <ynpvisitor46> Maybe it was Link.
05:15:33 <Ryan(-97?)> :D
05:15:40 <Ryan(-97?)> Grand soon?
05:15:42 <Jake> hopefully they would recognize that Link erupted
05:16:05 <Kevin L> Grand probably already went.
05:16:07 <Ryan(-97?)> Ha, removal of the asphalt?
05:16:07 <lc> too long for Link
05:16:18 <Jake> MAYBE Riverside erupted into Link, triggering a massive burst that shook F&M awake
05:16:34 <Ryan(-97?)> :D
05:16:47 <lc> ok,I'm out of here for a while.
05:16:58 <Jake> me too, see ya!
05:17:03 <Dave from B> Enjoy your day, lc
05:18:09 <Ryan(-97?)> I am out too for a while assuming BH doesnt go. Enjoy the afternoon everyone.
05:18:20 <Ryan(-97?)> Good luck with the rarities :)
05:39:46 <Kent> Just looking at F&M on GeyserTimes. Is it correct that there is not a logger there?
05:43:58 <Kent> Daisy 1243 ie wc
05:47:02 <Will B> no logger on it for the past few years
05:47:16 <Kent> Thanks Will
05:48:18 <Dave from B> That's too bad
05:48:33 <Will B> and you need 2 for F&M
05:49:27 <Dave from B> Is it a $ issue or that NPS doesn't think they are needed?
05:49:40 <Dave from B> Probably shouldn't have asked
05:49:54 <Will B> thats what they say
05:52:04 <Will B> that guy is going to fall trying to kick snow into copper kettle
05:55:50 <Kevin L> Getting some BH action now.
06:13:12 <Dave from B> OF 1312
06:13:18 <Kevin L> OF 1312
06:13:48 <Kevin L> That was a quick start.
06:15:31 <Dave from B> Yes, it was
06:18:12 <Dave from B> Daisy and Castle E times have been posted
06:19:04 <Dave from B> If NPS predicted 3 more geysers for everyone, what should they be?
06:20:03 <Jake> Lion, Grotto and Plume (RIP)
06:20:11 <Kevin L> Predictable!
06:20:31 <Jake> ba-dum-dum
06:20:38 <Kevin L> It knows it is almost bus duty time.
06:20:48 <Dave from B> Good luck with Plume, Jake!:)
06:21:35 <Dave from B> How about BH, Fountain and Pink Cone?
06:22:12 <Jake> certainly Fountain
06:22:26 <Jake> Pink Cone, too
06:22:59 <Dave from B> It would be a good way for NPS to prmote other geysers
06:23:03 <Jake> would require constant electronic monitoring though. We're getting there with GT being able to do it w/o monitoring
06:23:05 <Dave from B> promote
06:23:28 <Jake> they used to predict Echinus
06:23:36 <Dave from B> Why can't loggers be downloaded remotely?
06:23:54 <Kevin L> I can remember BH predictions in the 80s.
06:24:08 <Jake> YVO has the self-submitting loggers at Norris
06:24:22 <Jake> it can be done, just requires big battery packs and receivers of some sort
06:24:39 <Kevin L> My statics seem to be down.
06:25:05 <Jake> the head YVO guy told me they would install 5 or 6 next at the UGB if we could get the NPS to fund it
06:25:16 <Jake> but he would add it onto their research permit
06:25:19 <Dave from B> Hard to hide big battery packs
06:25:40 <Jake> however, for some reason it wouldn't/couldn't happen through private donations
06:25:51 <Dave from B> Jake, is GOSA allowed to fundraise for such an endeavor?
06:26:03 <Dave from B> nevermind, you answered my question
06:26:18 <Jake> I should pursue that further thoguh, not sure what all the legalese around it would be
06:27:46 <Betty> wb, vw
06:28:02 <Dave from B> Perhaps we could get YNP or YA to help
06:28:12 <Dave from B> Make that YPF or YA
06:28:38 <vw> Hi Betty.
06:28:48 <vw> Good afternoon. Reporting for bus duty K.
06:29:11 <Jake> my dream is to have infrared thermometer loggers that can hide under the boardwalk and transmit either via SMS (UGB) or be collected daily
06:29:17 <Dave from B> Hi, vw
06:29:24 <Kevin L> I need to go to Post Office so I am going to leave now if that is OK.
06:29:37 <vw> Works for me K.
06:29:47 <Jake> there's some commercially available, they are small and could record up to a week's worth of temps
06:30:00 <vw> Doesn't look like much is due to erupt while you will be gone Kevin.
06:30:22 <Dave from B> Famous last words, vw
06:30:36 <Dave from B> You know, Giantess is due
06:31:00 <Jake> when we get to a broader prediction phase with GT, I'm nervous about NPS reaction
06:31:05 <vw> Static cams are spotty, so we could miss it Dave.
06:31:30 <Jake> we'll be pretty good about predicting Beehive, word will get out, crowds will really swell beyono boardwalk capacity
06:32:05 <Jake> beyono = Beyonce and Bono's love child
06:32:17 <vw> :D
06:32:35 <Dave from B> I suppose the more people that know about GT, the more that will watch other geysres
06:32:38 <Jake> Lion
06:32:41 <Jake> is
06:32:43 <Jake> thinking
06:32:45 <Jake> about
06:32:58 <Jake> splashing and splashing and stopping
06:33:15 <Dave from B> BH does need a larger viewing area..as does Fountain, Aurum
06:33:42 <Jake> Fountain for sure needs a turnout
06:33:46 <Jake> Aurum needs cots
06:34:09 <Kent> Aurum at least needs a bench
06:34:20 <vw> The geological real estate at those areas just don't all for expansion. Other features would be lost below the infrastructures.
06:34:45 <vw> all = allow
06:35:17 <Jake> There's some room at Fountain, I think. closer to Fountain :D
06:35:17 <Dave from B> vw, that is a problem
06:35:45 <vw> Funny Jake. Maybe an overlook so you can look down? :)
06:35:46 <Dave from B> Even if fountain bw was twice as wide would be a help
06:36:05 <Jake> half as wide even
06:36:12 <Jake> half-again
06:39:43 <Dave from B> ..
06:42:22 <vw> Lion 1342
06:42:24 <Betty> lion
06:42:27 <vw> Initial
06:42:28 <Will B> Dave they used to predict BH and that quickly ended because of the congestion it caused on the BW
06:51:16 <Dave from B> darn...missed Lion
06:51:24 <Dave from B> Will, I didn't know that
07:03:14 <ynpvisitor73> ...
07:08:24 <Kevin L> Back
07:08:38 <Kevin L> I see you saved BH for me.
07:08:43 <Dave from B> wb, Kevin
07:08:47 <Jenna> we did
07:08:55 <vw> Yeap. All we had was a Lion, initial.
07:08:57 <Dave from B> You will need your night vision gogles for BH
07:08:57 <Jenna> wow I'm taking a long lunch
07:09:08 <Dave from B> haha, Jenna
07:09:33 <vw> Back in a couple of hours. TTFN.
07:09:50 <Kevin L> ty
07:09:52 <Dave from B> bye, vw
07:09:54 <Betty> later, vw
07:09:55 <lc bbl> going to have to turn the vol down, trying to do my taxes.
07:10:08 <Betty> hi Mara
07:10:23 <Mara> hey Betty!
07:10:25 <Dave from B> Yes, you need total concentration to do your taxes
07:10:34 <Dave from B> Hi, Mara
07:11:09 <Kevin L> And lots of 4 letter words.
07:11:36 <Mara> Hi Dave - today was cancelled also. Our district is adding two school days somewhere into the calendar, but not at the end of the year.
07:12:20 <Dave from B> School on the weekend, Mara?
07:13:41 <Mara> Possibly, or replacing two Fridays meant for teacher workshops.
07:24:22 <ynpvisitor90> splashy Bee
07:24:59 <Kevin L> Dave says it won't go till after dark.
07:25:48 <Dave from B> So, that means it should go, right?
07:26:30 <Kevin L> It missed the golden opportunity during bus duty.
07:26:54 <Kevin L> Maybe it will go about 5m after you leave.
07:27:18 <Dave from B> sounds about right
07:27:43 <Kevin L> Becca have a game tonight?
07:29:26 <Dave from B> Lost last night..play the crosstown rival tonight at 1600
07:29:31 <Kevin L> Wind is showing WSW 15G22.
07:29:46 <Kevin L> BH will be 1601
07:29:50 <Dave from B> haha
07:30:00 <Dave from B> I'll turning my sound off then on my phone
07:30:41 <Kevin L> Looks fairly calm today and shows high winds. Yesterday the trees was shaking and it showed no wind. Also showing rain right now!
07:31:35 <ynpvisitor73> showing on what site?
07:32:03 <Kevin L> http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=OFAW4&table=1&banner=off
07:35:37 <ynpvisitor90> so it was F7
07:35:53 <ynpvisitor90> F & M yesterday
07:36:03 <ynpvisitor90> nice to know
07:36:21 <Kevin L> F&M was confirmed
07:36:26 <ynpvisitor90> so glad
07:43:08 <Betty> Plate steam
07:44:39 <Kevin L> of 1444
07:58:15 <Mara> Lion 1458?
07:58:33 <Dave from B> Thanks, Mara...wasn't paying attention
07:59:38 <Kevin L> Getting close to Daisy time too.
08:04:27 <ynpvisitor73> another Whirligig, yay
08:18:20 <Dave from B> Time for me to head out...BH should be soon...Have a good day everyone!
08:18:45 <Betty> bye Dave,
08:18:51 <Kevin L> We appreciate that Dave. Good luck tonight.
08:30:38 <Kevin L> Aurum 1529 ie VEC
08:31:48 <ynpvisitor19> lou
08:42:57 <Jenna> daisy
08:43:07 <Jenna> man, I went back to lunch again
08:43:08 <Kevin L> Daisy 1542
08:43:27 <Kevin L> Hungry?
08:44:31 <Jenna> apparently?
08:48:36 <Kevin L> Tick tick tick
08:53:36 <Will B> ^BOOM!
08:54:23 <ynpvisitor19> hello?
08:55:10 <vw> Good evening.
08:55:19 <vw> Use up all the geysers yet Kevin?
08:55:35 <Kevin L> Left you a hot BH
08:55:51 <vw> Cool. Will need something to keep me awake!
08:56:24 <Kevin L> Least I could do for you.
08:56:35 <vw> :)
08:56:44 <vw> I have the cam.
08:57:08 <vw> OF due soon, so that will probably be when BH decides to take off?
08:57:22 <vw> Looks like the wind is blowing in the right direction anyway.
09:00:44 <Kevin L> Lot stronger wind registered today than yesterday, but tree isn't shaking much.
09:01:16 <Kevin L> Should get a Lion soon too.
09:01:20 <vw> Good thing. That one hour yesterday was almost too much for me. Don't know how you did the whole day.
09:01:40 <Kevin L> It wasn't easy.
09:08:34 <Graham> hello
09:08:42 <vw> Hi Graham.
09:08:45 <Mara> hi Graham
09:08:55 <Graham> what did i miss today?
09:08:56 <vw> You on the wrong side of the Mississippi again?
09:09:12 <Betty> heading out. good luck with Indy, Lion, BH, LC and OF.
09:09:13 <Graham> missed Aurum ... dqarn
09:09:30 <vw> Good night Betty! Have a great evening.
09:09:31 <Betty> Hi and bye Graham ;-)
09:09:50 <Betty> Night all!
09:09:50 <Graham> hi bye
09:10:04 <Graham> yep vw, wrong side and its still cold here
09:10:08 <Kevin L> I only got it on VEC, but it was a good one there.
09:10:12 <Graham> see F&M missed me by 3 days
09:10:58 <Mara> If it makes you feel better F&M erupted while I was there and I didn't get to see it. :)
09:11:52 <Graham> yeah that happens to lots of ppl too, i have missed it several times in winter overnight
09:12:10 <vw> I was going to ask about that.... Reading yesterday's logs, it looks like there were two times when people thought they saw some steam from F&M area. I suppose no way to be sure of timing?
09:12:39 <vw> I wasn't watching most of yesterday, so don't know what was seen.
09:13:36 <kc (working)> i posted a cap of one of them, wasnt aware of the other maybe f&m event
09:13:48 <Mara> Riverside also erupted close to the two times the odd steam cloud was seen. It's really difficult to say.
09:13:59 <vw> I think the morning discussion was eventually decided in favor of Riverside?
09:14:13 <vw> OF 1614
09:14:14 <ynpvisitor66> fluffy
09:14:43 <Will B> YTG had the morning one as a Riverside
09:14:56 <Will B> and Rita confirmed that F&M had erupted
09:15:16 <Mara> So more likely the afternoon steam cloud then?
09:15:18 <vw> So someone from YTG was down basin for the Riverside one?
09:15:21 <Graham> i hated walking down there and finding fresh ice on prior years
09:15:40 <Graham> bet the snow has cleared around East Vent now
09:15:47 <vw> Sorry to ask so many questions, but the discussions were hard to follow in the logs!
09:16:19 <Will B> I bet they were at Biscuit
09:16:33 <Kitt> remember the winter when you asked me if the logs rolling meant anything Graham
09:16:37 <Will B> they never go down basin expect for special occurances
09:16:45 <Will B> LOL
09:17:30 <Graham> logs rolling at F&M would be exciting
09:17:50 <Kitt> the only consolation was finally finding out that Giant erupted around 2
09:17:51 <Will B> only log there is the Mortar sign
09:17:53 <Kitt> AM
09:18:32 <Kevin L> Giant???
09:18:43 <Graham> yeah been there done that in winter too
09:19:05 <Kitt> Graham got in that winter as I was waiting to head out on the snowcoach
09:19:05 <Jake> winter Giant would put "fluffy" to shame
09:19:43 <Kitt> I did get a winter Giant one year
09:20:04 <Kitt> but it just wasn't the same without the gazers to appreciate it
09:20:38 <Graham> it is big Jake :)
09:20:59 <Graham> i shared mine with Carolyn Loren
09:21:20 <Kitt> I had two couples and the path groomer were the only other people who saw it
09:21:36 <Kitt> and the one couple skiied away to wait for Riverside
09:21:55 <Kitt> and the other couple took a photo and then watched the bald eagle
09:22:35 <vw> But those things were 'oh so pretty...' Kitt! :D
09:23:42 <Graham> almost 6 years since I saw Giant .. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4301543304717.2143437.1470722670&type=1&l=81ba3ec8dd
09:23:50 <Kitt> later that day I snowshoed to Artemisia and it erupted within 25 minutes of my arrival
09:24:52 <Mara> here's wishing I actually get to see Giant someday...
09:25:39 <vw> That was an incredibly lucky day for you Kitt
09:25:52 <Graham> unfortunately its having its longext interval for many decades
09:26:43 <Kitt> wow your eruption had blue sky Graham
09:26:52 <Kitt> mine was gray on gray on white
09:27:06 <ynpvisitor5> Here is too the Sput Brigade getting Giant this summer, Mara!
09:27:08 <Graham> yeah it was foggy to start, -15F that morning too
09:27:22 <Graham> then all of a sufdden it cleared and wow views
09:27:48 <Kitt> I like the picture with the streamers
09:27:49 <Graham> and the Geexer Brigade too
09:28:00 <Graham> or Geezer
09:28:07 <Mara> Sput Brigade? xD
09:28:22 <Ryan(-97)> Micah's idea :)
09:28:33 <Jake> The Charge of the Geezer Brigade...doesn't sound very intimidating
09:29:41 <Kitt> I'll be back, have to run a quick errand
09:29:49 <Kitt> hold the bee for me
09:30:19 <Mara> but I might get stung D:
09:30:26 <Graham> i dunno Jake, have you seen the geezers run to Giant?
09:31:25 <Jake> that probably has scared more than a few families in the past
09:31:37 <vw> funny
09:32:40 <vw> Maybe Will should set up a photo shoot of a a reenactment for the his video?
09:32:55 <ynpvisitor73> looks like a wreck on the Tour de France at Grotto
09:33:09 <Ryan(-97)> I hope the reenactment isnt that?
09:33:41 <Ryan(-97)> Isnt a reenactment
09:41:12 <Kitt> I'm back
09:41:23 <vw> Nothing happened in your absense.
09:41:29 <Kitt> thanks
09:41:32 <vw> absence. I can't spell.
09:41:44 <Kitt> I don't think I ever saw the bike pile
09:42:48 <Kitt> but from what I heard, nobody would treat their bike the way they do for a Giant eruption (for a reenactment
09:45:10 <Kitt> I sure hope Giant wakes up this summer
09:45:34 <Kitt> we have a lot of new people that need to be baptized
09:46:38 <Ryan(-97)> :)
09:47:40 <Kitt> the hardest part was deciding whether to run away from Giant to get the good photos or to run to the cage to brave the onslaught
09:48:18 <Kitt> when it finally erupts again, it is going to be very smelly
09:48:37 <Ryan(-97)> :P
09:48:56 <Kitt> sure hope bee erupts before dark
09:49:11 <Kitt> today
09:49:46 <Kitt> with the breeze blowing the steam away from the cam
09:49:50 <Kitt> and the water visible
09:50:10 <Kitt> You have to be very specific with your wishes around geysers
09:51:13 <Graham> too many requests make them cranky tho Kitt
09:51:58 <Kitt> yes, it must be posed as a suggestion
10:01:59 <Will B> so Kitt I thought of the prefect GT username for you.
10:03:36 <Will B> uh oh i scared her off...
10:04:03 <vw> :( Wiiiiilllllllllllllll!!!!
10:04:06 <Ryan(-97)> ^ :)
10:05:47 <Will B> Riverside 1705ie
10:05:58 <Will B> or is that ns
10:06:02 <vw> Thanks Will. I couldn't type very fast.
10:06:08 <Ryan(-97)> FAN AND MORTAR!
10:06:28 <Will B> to early
10:06:33 <Ryan(-97)> :D
10:06:37 <ynpvisitor42> splashing in bh
10:07:18 <Kevin L> That is way right of yesterday.
10:07:46 <Will B> wind could be different also
10:08:03 <Kevin L> It sure is.
10:08:16 <vw> In the early window for Grand.
10:10:21 <Jake> Grand before Beehive, very likely
10:10:36 <Will B> off to check mail
10:10:59 <vw> Bye Will. Maybe some cookies from home?
10:14:05 <lc> I need some help with FF
10:14:19 <vw> Hi lc.
10:14:36 <vw> I am sure somebody here has some experience with FF? What do you need?
10:14:37 <lc> afternoon vw, everyone
10:14:41 <ynpvisitor42> problem?
10:15:17 <lc> I closed a tab that I really need to restore.
10:15:46 <Jake> you can go to browser history->today and find it
10:15:50 <vw> Open a new tab, click history. The page you want should be in history.
10:16:04 <Jake> but if you had stuff entered in textboxes and/or forms, it will likely be gone
10:16:23 <ynpvisitor42> also start typing the url
10:16:49 <lc> was doing my taxes and deleted the tab with my 1040 form, all filled out.
10:16:57 <vw> oh no.
10:17:04 <ynpvisitor42> yikes
10:17:55 <Jake> oh boy, what company? was it a PDF that you were filling out?
10:18:02 <vw> More splashing at BH. No BHI though.
10:18:19 <lc> was in irs.gov
10:18:23 <Jake> any online tax software that is useful will save your progress or make you do it in steps
10:18:58 <Jake> not sure how their site is setup exactly, did you have to log-in?
10:19:15 <lc> no
10:19:28 <lc> just got the forms
10:19:40 <vw> I don't think data on irs site can be saved.
10:19:43 <Jake> I'm guessing it was a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format...better to save it to your computer (desktop) and save as you go
10:20:07 <vw> Yes, pdf. You can save to your computer, but not online.
10:20:19 <lc> I think Jake is right, history will bring up the 1040 form but it is blank.
10:20:20 <Will B> sweet and my new hard drive got here
10:20:54 <vw> Very good Will. No care package from home? I am hungry.
10:20:58 <Jake> that's a bummer, lc
10:21:23 <Jake> happens to everyone at some point
10:21:27 <Will B> im sill working on the stuff my mom put in the car lol
10:21:30 <lc> oh well got all day tomorrow.
10:21:43 <Jake> and lots of practice under your belt!
10:21:56 <lc> thanks
10:22:05 <ynpvisitor42> use to be able to get to ff cache files
10:24:06 <Jake> spring straddling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X6_UPbpUQM&t=6m10s
10:24:06 <ynpvisitor42> try finding the cache folder under ff prog.
10:24:17 <Jake> I really like David's older geyser vids on YouTube
10:25:33 <ynpvisitor42> i think there wasban addon that made searching the cache eadier
10:28:43 <vw> brb
10:30:27 <vw> In a race against dark now. Not sure when it gets too dark to see on the cams though.
10:31:40 <Jake> Grotto start
10:32:35 <Jake> probably have one more Turban cycle of light left
10:33:49 <kc (working)> made it to 6pm yesterday but it was clear sky
10:34:39 <Jenna> coyote
10:35:23 <vw> Thank you Jenna.
10:35:57 <Kevin L> Looking for the latest Acme catalog.
10:36:10 <Jenna> I thought I saw another one back by the trees but he went behind that little hill
10:36:39 <Go Grand> 2 Turbans of light I would guess
10:38:09 <vw> Grand 1738
10:38:15 <kc (working)> sweet
10:38:16 <Jenna> there it i
10:38:18 <vw> Of course: OF is due.
10:38:36 <kc (working)> semi sweet
10:39:03 <Kevin L> I think it may be too dark to see OF....
10:39:06 <vw> bitter sweet maybe?
10:39:36 <Go Grand> we will see OF!
10:39:49 <Jake> huge steam plume, nice
10:39:50 <Go Grand> It will not be dark until 1800
10:39:57 <Go Grand> oh fun
10:40:20 <vw> Aurum? VEC. Too soon?
10:40:32 <vw> 1740 ie, if it is Aurum.
10:40:33 <Go Grand> bursts!
10:40:54 <Jake> I'm not seeing Aurum
10:40:58 <Go Grand> nice ones
10:41:05 <Go Grand> don't leave...
10:41:11 <Go Grand> thanks though
10:41:12 <Jake> good luck with Bee!
10:41:12 <Kevin L> That would be a really short interval for Aurum.
10:41:17 <vw> Saw Aurum on VEC.
10:41:28 <Go Grand> can we see edge of Grand, with OF?
10:41:47 <vw> Ok.... you guys will vouch for me? Graham made me do it?
10:41:55 <Go Grand> yes
10:41:57 <Go Grand> fine
10:42:04 <Go Grand> Go Grand...
10:42:15 <Kevin L> Didn't the cam get stuck again?
10:42:25 <Go Grand> please no, yet he he
10:42:28 <vw> Will have to move it when OF start on statics.
10:42:37 <Go Grand> nice to see bursts
10:42:48 <ynpvisitor24> cap runnind
10:42:58 <Ryan(-97)> Nice spike!
10:43:06 <Go Grand> there have been some really nice ones
10:43:46 <ynpvisitor87> yippee, a big geyser
10:43:52 <ynpvisitor87> spikey, spikey
10:44:39 <vw> oh darn... static didn't refresh....
10:44:56 <Go Grand> go 2nd!
10:45:35 <vw> OF 1745 ie.
10:45:50 <vw> static cam.
10:45:53 <Graham> i dont see it :)
10:46:05 <ynpvisitor87> I do
10:46:09 <Go Grand> rebels
10:46:15 <kc (working)> too busy watching the hockey game eh Graham
10:46:31 <ynpvisitor87> fluffy or 2nd burst?
10:46:39 <Go Grand> 2nd burst
10:46:45 <Graham> oh gee, caps gonna get swept by the worst team in hockey?
10:46:46 <Go Grand> Fluffy over
10:47:07 <ynpvisitor87> no, fluffy still erupting
10:47:14 <Go Grand> a wee bit
10:47:26 <Kevin L> Just started!
10:47:28 <Go Grand> pause at Grand?
10:47:47 <Ryan(-97)> 3b?
10:47:58 <vw> 2nd.
10:48:00 <ynpvisitor87> boom
10:48:18 <Go Grand> nice 2nd
10:48:37 <Ryan(-97)> 3b?
10:48:38 <Go Grand> that was a fun plume
10:48:57 <Go Grand> 10 minutes now
10:49:01 <vw> I only saw a 2nd, but kind of distracted too.
10:49:13 <Ryan(-97)> No, I am hoping for a 3b!
10:49:22 <Go Grand> only 2 so far
10:49:22 <vw> aahhhhh.
10:51:37 <ynpvisitor87> and so we bid a fond farewell to the geyser basin as the sun retreats for the day and darkness cloaks the geysers
10:51:54 <Ryan(-97)> v, I am a VERY optimistic person :)
10:52:25 <ynpvisitor87> and thus tomorrow we will have another chance to observe the Bee
10:52:30 <lc> good night all
10:52:38 <Jenna> night
10:52:43 <vw> Good night lc.
10:52:49 <ynpvisitor87> ebedy,ebedy, that
10:52:59 <Rich (2)> night lc
10:52:59 <lc> tomorrow another tax day.
10:53:00 <ynpvisitor87> that's all folks
10:53:02 <Kevin L> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
10:53:15 <ynpvisitor87> night Pa
10:53:26 <ynpvisitor87> tell Ma night too
10:53:29 <vw> Calling it a night myself.
10:53:38 <lc> night 87(K)
10:53:48 <ynpvisitor87> yup
10:53:48 <vw> Hope everybody has a great evening.
10:54:07 <Go Grand> night
10:54:12 <Graham> bye vw'
11:01:56 <Graham> goodnight
11:02:11 <kcmule> nite
11:02:12 <Rich (2)> nnigth Graham