Showing logs for date: 2015-05-17
13:28:10 <Graham> castle?
13:36:53 <Betty> morning Graham, not sure about Castle
13:37:01 <Betty> but Lion looks good
13:37:22 <Betty> or not :-p
13:37:45 <Graham> just a roar
13:43:19 <Betty> Lion
13:44:28 <Betty> and Grand?
13:45:55 <Graham> 10h54m, hope its oblong
13:46:28 <Betty> yes I just thought that is a strange interval
13:55:18 <Betty> it was Oblong via JimS
13:55:51 <Betty> time to head out, have a great day, Graham
14:02:26 <ynpvisitor43> Daisy
14:02:50 <ynpvisitor43> 0602 ie wc
14:10:14 <ynpvisitor43> pre play
14:14:30 <ynpvisitor43> oh look, it is winter again
14:14:38 <ynpvisitor43> Old Faithful
14:20:02 <Kitt> a long
14:42:50 <ynpvisitor87> lion
15:10:55 <ynpvisitor69> uh oh, streaming disappeared
15:12:37 <ynpvisitor69> anyone else have this problem
15:12:58 <ynpvisitor69> lot of numbers in the room today
15:14:30 <ynpvisitor63> yes. I have not streaming. Not just you.
15:35:10 <Dave from B> Morning everyone
15:36:05 <ynpvisitoroo> Good morning Dave. Please run down to the UGB and turn the stream back on.
15:36:27 <Dave from B> brb:)
15:36:45 <ynpvisitoroo> Thanks a million :)
15:37:34 <Dave from B> In return, please send the sun...haven't seen it for a few days...expecting sea gulls anytime now.
15:38:31 <ynpvisitoroo> No sun here either. I have had 1.75" of rain in the last 36 hours which is huge for SLC
15:39:19 <Dave from B> wow...guess we're lucky then!
15:39:57 <ynpvisitor2> FYI power is out at OF right now
15:40:18 <Dave from B> Makes sense...thanks 2!
15:45:11 <ynpvisitor72> rolling blackouts at OF this morning -Jake
15:50:51 <Dave from B> Jake...why do tourists always go off trail when you are around?:)
16:03:20 <ynpvisitor86> hello
16:04:45 <ynpvisitor86> ok I try it later again
16:05:24 <ynpvisitoroo> Power is out at OF so the cam is down
16:07:17 <ynpvisitor86> ok when works the webcam again?
16:07:40 <ynpvisitor86> sorry my english is not perfect I come from Germany
16:08:59 <ynpvisitoroo> When they get the power back on. If you go to and click on Old Faithful Cam you will get an image that refreshes every 30 seconds
16:09:36 <ynpvisitor86> ok thanks
16:35:49 <Kevin L> I wish you would quit breaking the cam Dave.
16:36:44 <ynpvisitoroo> Kevin, when the power comes back up will the cam have to be rebooted?
16:37:21 <Kevin L> No, it should start by itself.
16:37:24 <ynpvisitoroo> ty
16:37:38 <Dave from B> Hey!! It was done before I was here this morning. Had to be ynpvisitoroo, :)
16:38:09 <ynpvisitoroo> Now my feelings are hurt :(
16:39:21 <Dave from B> haha...Probably would make more sense to blame someone on site...Maybe, Will?
16:39:28 <Dave from B> Off to the vacuum pack machine.bbl
16:39:35 <Kevin L> A lot of times on geysertimes today. Nice to see that.
16:40:30 <Andre from Germ> yes I see this every day
16:41:49 <Kevin L> Hopefully there will be something to see soon!
16:41:57 <Andre from Germ> Since when gives this webcam
16:42:46 <Kevin L> It has been up for at least 7 years or so.
16:42:51 <ynpvisitoroo> The streaming cam has been up and working for several years. The static a few years longer
16:43:57 <Andre from Germ> ah my english is not perfect or had I should say How long gives this webcam I don`t know exactly
16:47:31 <ynpvisitoroo> Andre, watch for the user name Betty. She is a fellow German and can answer all your questions.
16:48:49 <Andre from Germ> is not so important for me is important that your a little bit understand me
16:49:22 <Andre from Germ> but thanks for your help
16:50:18 <ynpvisitoroo> It is good to have people from different countries who are interested in Yellowstone and geysers
16:51:28 <Kevin L> I had the same problem but opposite. I spent 2 years in Hanau and I had a terrible time speaking German.
16:51:44 <Andre from Germ> yes that`s right
16:52:13 <Kevin L> Just keep plugging Andre and you will get the hang of it.
16:52:58 <Kevin L> Maybe I better say that a bit different, Just keep trying
16:53:15 <Andre from Germ> momemt please I open google translate hihi
16:53:17 <Kevin L> Hi Jenna. You didn't wash away I see.
16:55:28 <Andre from Germ> I use google translate for a few words I do not understand
16:56:42 <Kevin L> That was slang which google may not do correctly. I will try not to do that again.
16:56:49 <Andre from Germ> german time is eight hours later than in Wyoming
16:58:31 <Kevin L> What part of Germany are you in?
17:00:01 <Andre from Germ> I live in north germany
17:01:04 <Kevin L> I didn't get up north much. I got to Dortmund once, but no farther north.
17:02:03 <Andre from Germ> I work at a factory chips
17:03:04 <Andre from Germ> my favorite footbal team
17:03:09 <Andre from Germ> Dortmund
17:04:50 <Kevin L> That was a really pretty city. I liked the big park there. I was going from Frankfurt and got lost on the way and ended up in Kassel. It was fun.
17:05:20 <Jenna> yes I am still here Kevin
17:06:12 <Kevin L> You didn't make the race today I guess.
17:06:31 <Andre from Germ> my city name is cloppenburg there I live
17:06:41 <Jenna> what race?
17:07:08 <Kevin L> The Xfinity at Iowa Speedway.
17:07:59 <Jenna> ah no. I haven
17:08:05 <Jenna> 't been following the races
17:08:37 <Kevin L> Kyle was back at the cup race last night! :)
17:09:48 <Andre from Germ> I like watch formula one
17:10:08 <Kevin L> Wow Andre, you are up north.
17:10:57 <Andre from Germ> yeah
17:11:47 <Kevin L> I love the Formula one Monte Carlo race. It comes on TV here at 4:30 am! I get up and watch that and ten the Indy 500 and then the Charlotte 600. Next week is one of my favorite days!
17:13:36 <Kevin L> That did not come out right. Should be next Sunday is one of my favorite days.
17:14:29 <Andre from Germ> drive Michael Andretti more?
17:16:14 <Kevin L> His son Marco is driving. Michael owns the car and two more.
17:16:43 <Andre from Germ> ok
17:16:54 <Kevin L> Michael doesn't drive. He was very good. His Father Mario was also a great one.
17:17:29 <Kevin L> I got to meet Michael once at a consumer electronics show. He is really short.
17:19:01 <Kevin L> I live in the Las Vegas area. I am retired now but I used to build highways.
17:23:24 <Andre from Germ> in the past in the formula one was Michael Schumacher the best driver there and then Sebastian Vettel so Lewis Hamillton make with twice chamions still a good job
17:26:43 <Kevin L> They have some fun races. I don't know how they can travel all over the world like that. Long way to go.
17:26:50 <Andre from Germ> I think The visitors come from all over in the Nationalpark here
17:28:25 <Andre from Germ> for example from Monaco to Canada/Montreal
17:30:57 <Kevin L> In Nascar they have 2 cars and all the tools in a truck. That would be very expensive if you had to fly there.
17:32:51 <Andre from Germ> you mean 2 Cars for one Driver?
17:33:46 <ynpvisitor24> fuzzy old faithful
17:33:57 <Andre from Germ> sorry that is a question Do you mean 2 Cars for one Driver?
17:34:00 <ynpvisitor24> but at least streaming is back
17:34:27 <Andre from Germ> yeah
17:34:59 <Dave from B> Surprised there isn't snow on the ground
17:36:15 <ynpvisitor24> it has been snowing, but I think it is melting as fast as it is snowing
17:36:15 <Andre from Germ> is it in wyoming cold weather
17:37:37 <Kevin L> It is 35 degrees F there right now.
17:37:41 <Andre from Germ> in german we have here 15 °
17:37:42 <ynpvisitor24> Wyoming can be minus 40 Farenheit in winter and 102 or more in winter
17:37:49 <ynpvisitor24> in summer I mean
17:38:11 <Kevin L> Here is a link to the weather station at Old Faithful:
17:38:31 <Jenna> did you see the videos of hail and the river in the street in Cody?
17:38:58 <ynpvisitor24> It has been a wet/rainy/snowy May with a few days in the 70's to 80's
17:39:28 <Kevin L> Here are a few short things we use Andre so you will know what we are talking about:
17:39:30 <ynpvisitor24> Did you like that video Jenna? I was glad I didn't go up there for the day
17:39:55 <Kevin L> OF is Old Faithful, BH is Beehive Geyser, bw is boardwalk.
17:39:59 <Jenna> it was so crazy
17:40:24 <ynpvisitor24> and they had a tornado in the area also
17:40:54 <ynpvisitor24> those aren't very common on the west side of Wyoming
17:40:58 <Jenna> I saw that
17:41:23 <Jenna> an odd day for sure
17:41:37 <Andre from Germ> yes I see it 35 Fahrenheit in German +1.666667ºC oh very cold
17:41:50 <ynpvisitor24> we have had other years like this
17:41:55 <ynpvisitor84> may be old news, but steraming is back up
17:42:15 <ynpvisitor24> often it means cold yucky weather in yellowstone until late June
17:42:44 <Kevin L> I have been in Yellowstone in July and had snow!
17:42:56 <ynpvisitor24> Yes
17:43:02 <Andre from Germ> hmmm ok
17:43:10 <ynpvisitor24> there are no safe months
17:43:26 <ynpvisitor24> but generally July is the driest
17:43:47 <Kevin L> It is not uncommon to have -30 degrees F in winter.
17:44:43 <ynpvisitor24> Usually when it snows in July it doesn't last very long though
17:44:59 <Dave from B> July is normally dry until you are stuck out when the afternoon shower comes thru
17:45:40 <Jenna> and it always comes thru
17:46:04 <Andre from Germ> How long have your Summer in Wyoming?
17:46:10 <Jenna> Kevin:
17:46:26 <Dave from B> Jenna, I've raced of GH on more than 1 occasion!
17:46:54 <Jenna> lol I would sit in the activities office at Rosie and watch the storms come in
17:47:30 <Jenna> I'd say about 3 months of summer? if they're lucky?
17:48:00 <Kevin L> Andre, GH is Geyser Hill
17:48:40 <Dave from B> Oops..sorry. and of = off :D
17:49:11 <Jenna> haha we can't explain Davespeak to Andre
17:49:22 <ynpvisitor24> Is that Oblong again?
17:49:50 <Dave from B> No Google translation for Davespeak?
17:49:59 <ynpvisitor24> or maybe just turban
17:50:39 <Kevin L> Pretty breezy Jenna!
17:51:12 <Jenna> we didn't get those storms thankfully
17:53:43 <Andre from Germ> in America is all too short in german too long that is the difference
17:54:03 <Andre from Germ> that is the german problem
17:54:30 <Jenna> we'll try to make it as easy as we can :)
17:55:13 <Kevin L> Those umlauts make it hard on Americans.
17:55:28 <Dave from B> Jenna, did you see Jake's post of another tourist off the boardwalk?
17:56:18 <Jenna> yes I did
17:56:28 <Jenna> how did he hold back from yelling?!
17:56:59 <kcmule> good morning aurum
17:57:02 <Dave from B> ..
17:57:22 <Dave from B> Morning kc and drifting OF steam cloud to hide Aurum
17:57:42 <Kevin L> I think kc is just teasing.
17:57:55 <Andre from Germ> I think America speak a little bit different than in England we had only to learn how in England
17:57:57 <Dave from B> And, really 3-6 feet from a bison. WAY too close to a bison
17:58:02 <kcmule> there it is in all its.. gone
17:58:15 <Dave from B> :D
17:58:36 <Kevin L> I had a hard time understand the English from England myself!
17:59:26 <Jenna> yes the tourons are not disappointing this year
18:00:03 <Dave from B> It's to the point that dozens of volunteers are needed to eductae visitors out on the boardwalks
18:00:19 <Dave from B> educate**
18:00:54 <Dave from B> It's either that or railings on all trails or closure of trails...if people continue to be stupid.
18:01:24 <Jenna> well that one lady went around the fence
18:01:50 <Jenna> could use electric fence and treat everyone like cows? seems to work well for my dad? lol
18:02:03 <ynpvisitor24> Railings wouldn't work, since a bison can jump 6 feet up and over from with running
18:02:18 <Dave from B> :D Jenna. No elecricity left for the webcam, then!
18:02:30 <Jenna> and we can't have that
18:02:50 <Jenna> not enough time to show everyone a video of how dangerous the park can be
18:02:59 <Dave from B> How about a fully glassed walkway enclosure :D
18:03:15 <ynpvisitor24> who will keep it clean?
18:03:24 <Dave from B> It may come to the point that everyone has to watc ha 15 minute video before they're allowed in?
18:03:41 <Dave from B> Exactly, 24....NPS already is short of money.
18:03:57 <Andre from Germ> Not scare the bison hihi that are good animals
18:04:13 <Dave from B> Video would create LONG lines at entrances
18:04:37 <Kevin L> You can make a bison mad by just looking at it.
18:04:41 <Jenna> could add a link to a video in all reservation confirmations but doesn't mean they'd watch it
18:05:19 <Dave from B> Mayube, they could watch video at checkin for lodging
18:05:58 <Jenna> you'd have to just have it playing continuously, there's no time for that at places like Canyon
18:06:14 <Jenna> more obvious literature in the rooms?
18:06:50 <Andre from Germ> Why does the camera off and wiggle?
18:07:01 <ynpvisitor> At many US monuments they have bus lines. As a tour group pulls up a ranger/volunteer get on the bus and instructs the occupants as to what behavior is allowed and what is not. (former chaperone of many a field trip)
18:07:19 <Kevin L> The camera is mounted in a tree. When the wind blows the tree moves.
18:07:20 <Jenna> that would help with the tour groups that come in
18:07:53 <Dave from B> I got it....Bison goring simulator!:D
18:07:56 <kcmule> they loop video of bears breaking into cars at many cash registers in yosemite
18:08:00 <ynpvisitor24> they could add what it will cost when you get hurt by approaching a wild animal
18:08:25 <Dave from B> Can anyone tell I'm not getting enough sleep? Time to go. Have a great day everyone!
18:08:39 <ynpvisitor24> the ticket and fine, the life flight,etc. on their flyer
18:08:42 <Kevin L> See you tomorrow Dave.
18:08:43 <Jenna> bye Dave! take a nap!
18:08:45 <kcmule> adios Dave
18:09:01 <ynpvisitor> Tour operators should be held responsible for their clients when the bus stops for animal viewing
18:09:03 <ynpvisitor24> Bye Dave, hope
18:09:06 <Jenna> show a bison that looks calm change in an instant
18:09:14 <ynpvisitor24> Billings stays dry for a day
18:09:56 <Jenna> at least that article about the girl seems to be getting shared a lot
18:10:46 <Kevin L> Here is a picture of the cam mount Andre. There is a new cam there now, but it is on the same mount.
18:11:55 <Kevin L> Also here is a picture showing where the geysers appear on the cam:
18:12:07 <Andre from Germ> ok
18:12:49 <Jenna> feel free to ask any questions about what we're looking at, it took me awhile to get my bearings
18:14:56 <Andre from Germ> ok
18:17:13 <kcmule> here is a handy prediction page to tell you nothing is going to erupt
18:17:30 <Andre from Germ> about what I don´t know excactly what I I do should ask
18:18:25 <Andre from Germ> the yellowstone park is so great
18:18:59 <Jenna> we all agree
18:21:06 <Andre from Germ> I have a question How do your know when the Old Faithful the next time erupt?
18:21:59 <Andre from Germ> is that always the same time?
18:23:10 <Jenna>
18:23:15 <Jenna> hopefully that makes sense
18:23:22 <Kevin L> It will vary, but is around 90 minutes. If there is a short duration on an eruption, less than about 3 minutes +/- it will be about an hour.
18:23:34 <Andre from Germ> I mean the Old Faithful Geisyr
18:25:12 <ynpvisitor30> yes, Old Faithful Geyser erupts every 90-110 minutes usually
18:25:17 <Andre from Germ> ok very intresting
18:26:34 <Kevin L> The chart on the predictions list show the times that several geysers are expected. They don't always erupt then but they are close.
18:27:58 <Kevin L> The one for Old Faithful shows between 1046 to 1120.
18:28:02 <kcmule> so when is the next OF due Andre?
18:28:15 <kcmule> never mind : )
18:28:32 <Andre from Germ> probably from the measured data from the past
18:29:26 <Andre from Germ> in your time I thing 10:46 am to 11:20 am
18:29:42 <Jenna> so within the hour
18:30:23 <Andre from Germ> Thus the time window
18:31:08 <kcmule> also when the benches get full with people :)
18:32:09 <Kevin L> One you want to watch for Andre is Beehive Geysers (BH). There is a smaller geyser called Beehive's Indicator (BHI or Indy) that usually goes just before the big one so if you hear lots of dings and see BHI or Indy (Indi also) stick around for a great show!
18:33:27 <kcmule> wait for Kevin to leave, then your chances get much better
18:34:06 <Kevin L> Be going in about an hour if that helps!
18:34:58 <kcmule> looks like vec cam is stuck at 0936
18:35:02 <Kevin L> That is Beehive
18:35:27 <Kevin L> It knows I am leaving.
18:36:54 <Andre from Germ> so I must to much look in google translate what your write here I must more learn a lot of english
18:37:31 <Kevin L> This is a great place to learn!
18:37:51 <Andre from Germ> that is better for me and also for your if I write here
18:38:47 <Andre from Germ> Do you that really mean here
18:39:48 <Kevin L> Yes. Just type here and you should be good in no time.
18:40:24 <Jenna> except maybe don't learn from Dave. He types things wrong a lot, we make fun of him :)
18:41:03 <Andre from Germ> ok If you that say I must learn english I play a online game Seafight in my guild I'm diplomat
18:42:52 <Kevin L> Computers make it fun. You can talk with people from other countries live. That would have been handy. Google traslate would have helped me. Try to fin "I need a brake cylinder rebuild kit for a 1964 Opel Rekord" in a phrase book!
18:43:22 <Andre from Germ> yes about team speak
18:44:23 <kcmule> sure beats battling with dials and squelch controls on a ham radio
18:44:55 <Kevin L> fin = find
18:46:38 <Andre from Germ> Seafight do not need so many words than here that is in Seafight game enough hihi
18:48:55 <Andre from Germ> but here oh my good hihi must to learn more english I can carry my own
18:49:52 <Kevin L> I haven't done computer games over the internet. We did some with combat aircraft back in the 90's I think but that is about all.
18:50:11 <Kevin L> Hopefully we will be able to help you Andre.
18:51:25 <Andre from Germ> I think also
18:51:59 <Andre from Germ> google translate help me until now hihi
18:53:02 <Kevin L> You will have a lot of fun on this page. There is usually a lot to see and the people are fun.
18:53:33 <Kevin L> The person who did the page used to live in England but has moved to Austrailia.
18:53:44 <Andre from Germ> no no many words I do not know yet
18:54:04 <kcmule> $^%%
18:54:16 <kcmule> dont ask me to translate that
18:54:42 <Andre from Germ> hihi never
18:55:26 <Kevin L> Looks like power is off again
18:56:26 <kcmule> right before OF, the only geyser we were likely to see for a while
18:56:33 <kcmule> and vec is stuck
18:57:46 <kcmule> may have to go take a shower to see some hot water
19:17:28 <ynpvisitor53> there will be rolling blackouts through the faithful power grid today and tomorrow. generator had a bearing go bad
19:17:47 <Kevin L> That isn't good.
19:21:30 <ynpvisitor53> part supposed to be here tomorrow Karen
19:21:56 <Kevin L> ty for the information
20:07:32 <ynpvisitor80> good afternoon all
20:09:32 <Lori> non-YNP question: anyone know anything about things to see and do in North Dakota?
20:27:02 <Betty> hey, what happened to the cam? When I left this morning everything was ok :-(
20:27:20 <Lori> power outage in the park.
20:28:56 <Betty> ugh, I hope it does not take long. Thanks Lori
20:43:26 <Lori> seems pretty big trouble, and trouble with the generator at OF, no part for that until tomorrow. Roughing it in the best place can't be all bad ;)
22:48:08 <ynpvisitor3> streaming is back
22:48:09 <ynpvisitor3> .
22:48:09 <ynpvisitor3> .
22:48:10 <ynpvisitor3> .
22:48:31 <Jenna> .
22:49:22 <kcmule> thx
23:04:04 <Betty> cool
23:04:26 <Betty> thanks Jenna
23:14:45 <Jenna> did you read the log Betty?
23:15:15 <Betty> yes I did. So there´s a guy from Germany?
23:15:25 <Jenna> yup. will have to keep an eye out for him.
23:16:51 <Betty> I will. I had a loud laugh when you all tried to explain davespeak to him :-)
23:19:23 <Betty> you really can appreciate a choppy view instead of NO view...
23:32:01 <Betty> SC ie
23:33:10 <kcmule> OF 15:32
23:43:24 <Betty> turban?
00:02:12 <Betty> LC ie
00:04:13 <Betty> time for sleep. Night all
00:04:39 <kcmule> nite
00:04:40 <ynpvisitor43> so no Grand yet? Hi Betty, bye Betty
00:53:41 <ynpvisitor79> grand
00:54:13 <kcmule> oblong, per Will B/Jim S
00:54:14 <ynpvisitor79> or obong somethign big down there but I thik I see spikes
00:54:44 <kcmule> hate the long grand interval but if it waits til after OF thats ok by me
00:57:41 <kcmule> or we could just lose the cam again
00:58:21 <ynpvisitor79> -_-
00:59:23 <ynpvisitor84> I think "waiting" for Grand wasn't a good idea today :)
01:06:32 <kcmule> vec static is back up at least. OF ie
02:20:13 <ynpvisitor22> streaming is back up -- for now
02:21:00 <kcmule> thx
02:21:25 <kcmule> just in time
02:21:27 <ynpvisitor22> GRAND
02:21:34 <ynpvisitor22> What timing
02:21:38 <kcmule> over 10 hrs wow
02:28:33 <ynpvisitor11> yesterday was just under 10 hours, today is over...
02:31:00 <ynpvisitor11> go 2nd...
02:32:15 <kcmule> at least OF was patient
02:32:22 <ynpvisitor11> good timing for the cam to come back up
02:38:34 <Graham> its alive!
02:40:33 <kcmule> OF 18:40
02:40:51 <kcmule> it's had several reincarnations today
02:41:00 <Graham> of all days to be down, today was good for me without wifi until now
02:42:08 <kcmule> tomorrow might be a bit choppy too, hopefully steady after the part gets replaced
02:42:35 <kcmule> lousy view of OF, barely saw any water
02:46:32 <Graham> think i would be frustrated with this jumpy view ..... gonna quit so you all can enjoy bee
02:46:35 <Graham> goodnight
02:46:59 <kcmule> id be happy w a castle too. nite
02:51:51 <kcmule> castle 18:51
02:51:56 <kcmule> .
02:56:13 <kcmule> stay with us castle..
02:57:16 <kcmule> sigh
03:02:39 <kcmule> speaking of reincarnation, castle came back
03:03:10 <kcmule> that was quite a pause
03:44:45 <kcmule> OF
03:45:03 <kcmule> guess the last was a short..
03:45:20 <Michael> Steam 1, Observers 0.
03:46:43 <kcmule> still cant see any water. at least castle obliged
04:13:15 <kcmule> daisy
04:13:16 <Michael> Daisy
04:39:22 <ynpvisitor23> Pretty lighting.
04:56:24 <Michael> I wonder how late the Beehive-watchers will stay out tonight.
05:06:52 <Michael> Is Depression ie?
05:08:20 <Michael> Yes, saw a burst.
05:22:52 <Michael> Aurum, I think
05:29:34 <Michael> Now Lion?
05:29:51 <kcmule> i think itll go
05:29:57 <kcmule> OF 21:29
05:30:31 <Michael> That one I'm sure of. :)
05:31:50 <kcmule> the light show confirms it
05:33:56 <Michael> Will B is still out there. Since he didn't log an Aurum time, I'm really having my doubts about it.
05:35:01 <kcmule> looked worth at least a ? entry to me
05:35:46 <Michael> That's what I went with.
05:36:50 <Michael> I really want to wait for Beehive by flashlight?
05:38:16 <Michael> Nope. Not tonight. Take care everyone.
05:38:41 <kcmule> nite
05:39:27 <kcmule> aurum confirmed :)
05:41:48 <kcmule> Will B make some noise here if you're gonna light up BH