Showing logs for date: 2018-05-05
01:34:41 <ynpvisitor57> Old Faithful
01:39:06 <ynpvisitor57> hm
01:39:14 <ynpvisitor57> long
01:43:25 <ynpvisitor57> steamy at bee
01:44:55 <ynpvisitor27> probably Bee soon
01:45:34 <ynpvisitor57> that is my hope
01:46:27 <ynpvisitor57> looks like moon is up, but cam view fuzzy tonight
01:48:22 <ynpvisitor27> that could be indy
01:55:17 <ynpvisitor57> is that Grand?
01:55:39 <ynpvisitor27> yes
01:56:33 <ynpvisitor57> and Riverside
02:04:32 <ynpvisitor27> should be lion soon
02:11:00 <ynpvisitor57> looks like geyser fog moving in
02:14:55 <ynpvisitor57> well that is annoying
02:16:37 <ynpvisitor57> hope you see lion and bee
02:16:46 <ynpvisitor57> I'm going back to bed
02:17:20 <ynpvisitor27> goog night
02:28:19 <ynpvisitor43> looks like Indicator
02:28:55 <ynpvisitor43> Beehive
02:36:28 <ynpvisitor27> Kitt went back to bed 12min early
02:43:02 <ynpvisitor42> hope it was good Joe
02:45:21 <Joe> it was fog lifted short Indy nice Bee
05:13:06 <ynpvisitor999> Steamboat 2318 E maj, based on seismograph data and Tantalus Creek gauge
05:13:15 <ynpvisitor999> and I'm NOT kidding
05:16:27 <ynpvisitor91> Is thae large spike in second graph?
05:16:49 <ynpvisitor999> yes
05:17:03 <ynpvisitor91> Nice
05:17:10 <ynpvisitor999> on the YNM graph you can see noise appearing @ 2318
05:18:28 <ynpvisitor91> thanks
05:22:59 <ynpvisitor91> 3 7 days apart getting regular:)
05:23:13 <ynpvisitor999> hope it stays that way :)
05:23:16 <ynpvisitor91> 3, 7*
05:24:40 <ynpvisitor999> only Giantess left as one that still has erupting potential and the big three have been active in 2018
05:26:09 <ynpvisitor91> So far it is a very exciting year in Yellowstone
05:26:29 <ynpvisitor999> that's for sure
05:34:32 <ynpvisitor999> looks like the USGS got the Steamboat logger working again
05:35:14 <ynpvisitor999> so hopefully they're able to download data from tonight's eruption
05:41:38 <ynpvisitor91> is there a link to the steamboat logger?
05:42:17 <ynpvisitor999>
05:42:30 <ynpvisitor999> it's also in the widgets under 'Norris Daily Loggers'
05:42:54 <ynpvisitor91> Thank You
05:55:52 <ynpvisitor97> Why is there no temperature rise in Tantalus creek last night? Doesn’t the water temp rise with an eruption?
05:57:13 <ynpvisitor999> Tantalus Creek gauge is far enough from Steamboat to cool off to ambient temperatures. It seems that the time required to reach the sensor of the gauge, is about 45-60 minutes.
05:58:07 <ynpvisitor97> So what makes the temp rise on the graphs?
05:58:18 <ynpvisitor999> If I recall correctly, one of the previous eruptions even cooled off the sensor due to snowmelt
05:58:53 <ynpvisitor97> Your eruption is based on water flow then?
05:59:08 <ynpvisitor999> The temperature rises are from sunlight heating up the water near the sensor
05:59:10 <ynpvisitor97> The volume?
05:59:37 <ynpvisitor999> Discharge and YNM seismograph data
06:00:30 <ynpvisitor97> I think the trail is still closed. Steam cloud should be visible for miles though
06:01:26 <ynpvisitor999> Tomorrow (or today) Steamboat logger data should be on the YVO's website for an even more accurate eruption time
06:02:10 <ynpvisitor97> So Giant and Steamboat on the same day!
06:02:54 <ynpvisitor999> and more 'Yellowstone is about to erupt' thingies, too!
06:03:41 <ynpvisitor97> Well that is just stupidity
06:03:50 <ynpvisitor999> Agreed
06:04:24 <ynpvisitor97> They should get the word out on that more
06:05:04 <ynpvisitor97> Water in system is the opposite of magma closer to surface
06:10:26 <ynpvisitor999> OF
06:12:57 <ynpvisitor999> morning Dave
06:14:41 <Dave from B> Morning DG...looks like you found Steamboat again
06:14:55 <ynpvisitor999> I did
06:25:50 <Dave from B> Morning Micah
06:26:04 <Dave from B> Can you verify Steamboat from last night?
06:28:34 <Micah> Not unless I head up north
06:28:41 <Micah> Which I haven't.
06:28:48 <Micah> It's laundry day.
06:29:07 <Micah> Not to mention I'm still coming down from the adrenaline of yesterday
06:29:21 <Micah> I had the shakes going to bed last night
06:29:40 <ynpvisitor999> fair enough :)
06:30:11 <Dave from B> I'm so glad you got Giant
06:31:31 <Micah> I can't believe it.
06:32:08 <Micah> For those of you on Facebook. That "HOLY CRAP" was when I first realized what was about to happen
06:32:38 <Dave from B> I've got to get into the market and get ready for today. Happy gazing Giant or Steamboat today!
06:33:13 <Dave from B> Great video Micah
06:38:38 <ynpvisitor40> So I am all agog! I assume Bill's new cam didn't pick up much after dark.
06:43:13 <ynpvisitor40> Pretty soon there will be so much CO2 in the air I won't have to worry about my Diet Coke going flat. Cool!
06:43:19 <ynpvisitor40> Daisy
06:43:56 <ynpvisitor40> Daisy 0840 in basin
06:48:22 <Eric> Nice action from steamboat last night
06:49:45 <ynpvisitor91> acronius backup
06:50:26 <ynpvisitor91> sorry wrong keyboard
06:52:12 <ynpvisitor97> Bob Jones was at Norris, says it looks like eruption happened
06:52:34 <ynpvisitor97> Visual from parking lot
06:52:41 <ynpvisitor88> :-/:-/:-/
06:53:16 <Micah> What the actual hell Yellowstone. At least let me get some clean clothes first good lord.
06:54:07 <ynpvisitor88> consistent Steamboat intervals put the next one the afternoon of Mother's Day
06:54:09 <ynpvisitor47> what does that even mean
06:54:32 <ynpvisitor97> Ha, Graham said you should go to Norris Micah
06:54:42 <ynpvisitor43> I really should have I guess.
06:54:46 <ynpvisitor88> there is so much geyser activity in YNP that no ones clothes can stay clean
06:55:23 <Micah (computer> I've been needing to do laundry so I'm gonna do that first.
06:55:30 <Micah (computer> If I decide to head up.
06:55:38 <Micah (computer> I'm just in shock.
06:55:42 <ynpvisitor97> Bob called me on his Sat phone.
06:55:46 <Micah (computer> We haven't had intervals this short in decades.
06:56:26 <ynpvisitor97> 2018 may be the year of big geysers!
06:56:48 <ynpvisitor97> Too bad trail is still closed
06:57:08 <Micah (computer> At least he saw it from the parking lot.
06:57:17 <ynpvisitor97> Maybe they will let folks walk in
06:58:01 <ynpvisitor97> He said wait for seismic confirmation to post it, he doesn’t know we have that
06:58:29 <ynpvisitor97> Great he went up that way this morning
07:00:24 <ynpvisitor97> Micah, tell people in the basin OK?
07:00:46 <ynpvisitor97> I see SteveO and Mike K are out there
07:07:25 <ynpvisitor83> This is USGS. Looks like an eruption did occur, starting around 11:50 PM. Seismic signal can be seen at YNM.
07:12:02 <ynpvisitor47> ynpvisitor83, thank you for fixing the logger!
07:12:35 <ynpvisitor83> It seems to have fixed itself. I wish I understood why... But I'll be there next week and trying to get it working more consistently.
07:13:16 <ynpvisitor97> Can a person walk back there yet?
07:13:51 <ynpvisitor83> I think the area is still closed, but I heard that it might be open in the coming week.
07:13:59 <ynpvisitor47> But it doesn't seem to have captured the previous activity, and suddenly started transmitting again? That's ... interesting.
07:14:18 <Micah (computer> Thanks 88!
07:15:30 <ynpvisitor97> Or 83!
07:16:09 <ynpvisitor83> Yeah, that's pretty frustrating. But hopefully we'll have it back to working more consistently next week.
07:17:17 <ynpvisitor83> I need to log off to do some things related to Kilauea. Never a dull moment. Thank you all for your interest and vigilance.
07:17:27 <ynpvisitor70> Thank you for all of your info!
07:17:48 <Eric> Alright...I moved to the weekly logger graphs so we can actually see the data here
07:17:56 <Eric> Thanks 83
07:18:11 <Eric> A refresh will show them
07:21:22 <ynpvisitor47> the Kilauea situtation is crazy
07:22:41 <Eric> anything change overnight?
07:28:50 <ynpvisitor24> a volcano in Alaska in the Aleutians is on orange alert now
07:29:14 <ynpvisitor24> it had an explosion
07:30:07 <ynpvisitor24> just talked with SteveO who told me that Steamboat erupted again?
07:30:33 <ynpvisitor88> all signs point to yes
07:30:42 <ynpvisitor24> wow
07:30:56 <ynpvisitor24> it is bad enough when Grand and Beehive go together
07:31:05 <ynpvisitor97> Last night at 2350
07:31:34 <ynpvisitor24> when you have big geysers that choose to erupt close together
07:31:51 <ynpvisitor24> did anyone see it, since they opened Norris up yesterday?
07:32:11 <ynpvisitor97> Norris back basin is not open
07:32:30 <ynpvisitor47> 6 hours is a good difference, so you can see both!
07:32:38 <ynpvisitor24> Rebecca said they opened up Norris yesterday
07:32:44 <ynpvisitor97> The bw to Whirligig has been open for quite some time
07:33:01 <ynpvisitor97> Not sure what she meant
07:33:09 <ynpvisitor24> and Ranger Rebecca said they opened up Norris yesterday
07:33:31 <ynpvisitor97> Maybe the rest of Porcelain basin is now open
07:33:36 <ynpvisitor47> heard it was open
07:33:48 <ynpvisitor97> Today back basin is still closed
07:34:26 <ynpvisitor47> who said that ynpvisitor97, ?
07:34:37 <ynpvisitor24> Ok, that was what she told me after she found out about Giant
07:34:49 <ynpvisitor97> USGS person on chat here just said that
07:36:45 <ynpvisitor97> Also, someone called me from Parking Lot at Norris this morning. I am sure he would have gone out there if he could of
07:36:50 <ynpvisitor47> heard otherwise - guess we will find out soon if gazers head up there
07:37:22 <ynpvisitor97> This call was an hour ago
07:38:00 <ynpvisitor97> Heard otherwise from who 47?
07:43:17 <Bill> NPS is going out to Steamboat today. The main goal is to deploy seismic nodes, but apparently there were reports of another eruption as well, so we'll document that if true.
07:44:59 <ynpvisitor97> It’s true
07:45:29 <ynpvisitor97> Can you verify the trail is still closed?
07:46:05 <Bill> Not at this moment. I cant imagine it being open yet though. There's still parts of the trail with 2-3ft of compact snow on it.
07:47:26 <ynpvisitor97> A Gazer called to tell me he saw post eruptive steam phase from parking lot
07:47:50 <Bill> If I get back at a decent time I'll let everyone know if it is opened or closed. I don't anticipate being back before 7 though.
07:48:26 <Bill> Awesome!
07:48:36 <ynpvisitor97> You are here in the park at a good time Bill. Did you see Giant erupted?
07:48:40 <Bill> I don't think our game cam will catch this one sadly.
07:48:56 <ynpvisitor97> Too dark
07:49:03 <Bill> I did! I saw Micah's photos!
07:49:48 <Kitt> Old Faithful
07:49:57 <ynpvisitor97> He’s off to Norris now
07:50:00 <Kitt> Grand
07:50:24 <ynpvisitor47> is it motion sensored, Bill? It might catch something even in the dark?
07:50:51 <Bill> It is motion sensor (IR), but I dont think the batteries would have lasted this long :(
07:51:12 <Bill> This is enough to get my boss to cave in and order the camera I want ASAP
07:51:15 <ynpvisitor47> oh, I see, thanks.
07:51:29 <Bill> It's still only a temporary solution, but it will be leaps and bounds better than what we currently have
07:57:28 <Kitt> have a good day
07:57:39 <Kitt> time to give Bill and Thomas haircuts
08:53:48 <ynpvisitor47> .
09:22:54 <ynpvisitor54> OF 1122
09:27:10 <ynpvisitor54> OF off
10:22:50 <ynpvisitor117> Kevin, did you see Steamboat erupted again?
10:23:43 <Kevin L™> I was looking at that. Amazing.
10:24:21 <ynpvisitor117> same day as Giant
10:24:40 <ynpvisitor117> MA says you can go there now too, to Steamboat
10:24:43 <Kevin L™> Now if Giantess would take the hint.
10:24:59 <ynpvisitor117> yes, especially for us web watchers
10:25:49 <Kevin L™> I hope that they did open up the trail at least to Steamboat.
10:27:03 <ynpvisitor117> they have, back basin open now with beware of icy conditions sign
10:27:57 <Kevin L™> With this activity it would have been a shame not to let people see it.
10:28:32 <ynpvisitor117> a gazer friend said 3 bus loads arrived as he was leaving today
10:28:40 <ynpvisitor117> let the fun begin...
10:28:51 <Kevin L™> Ugh!
10:32:42 <ynpvisitor...> Good eyes in the basin. This always makes me happy.
10:44:15 <Betty> hi all
10:44:27 <Kevin L™> Hi Betty
10:44:53 <Betty> did I get that right? Steamboat again yesterday???
10:45:01 <Kevin L™> Yep.
10:45:13 <Betty> hi Kevin L™
10:45:19 <Betty> cool
10:45:34 <Kevin L™> Giant and Steamboat on the same day!
10:47:03 <Betty> did we not making jokes about which geyser you´d chose when Giant and Steamboat were at the same day? That was last week
10:49:32 <Kevin L™> You never know with geysers
10:50:39 <ynpvisitor...> Hey Betty.
10:51:23 <ynpvisitor...> No Aurums reported today so the field is all yours
10:53:30 <Betty> hi Kent. I´ll do my very best :-)
10:53:49 <ynpvisitor...> :thumbsup::thumbsup:
10:53:53 <ynpvisitor106> I doubt anyone's sitting at Aurum now that it's moving back towards summer mode.
10:54:22 <Betty> did it have a winter mode this year?
10:54:50 <ynpvisitor106> Sort of. But there weren't a lot of eyes on it.
10:55:14 <Betty> I always have an eye on it :-)
10:55:31 <ynpvisitor...> I dump my water bottle over the rail everytime I walk by :)
10:55:47 <ynpvisitor106> Conjecture in the basin has been its reverting back to pure 1983 days when it was erratic and only 15 feet tall.
11:13:11 <ynpvisitor999> OF is taking its time
11:15:39 <Betty> Giant and Steamboat become predictable and OF is becoming irregular
11:15:46 <ynpvisitor999> OF 1315
11:15:46 <Betty> OF
11:17:48 <Betty> hi DG
11:18:01 <ynpvisitor999> hi Betty
11:23:37 <ynpvisitor...> Today's world is more than a little strange :(
11:23:43 <Betty> Lion
11:24:31 <ynpvisitor999> that took a while to take off
11:24:57 <Betty> yeah, a second ini behaviour
11:45:18 <Betty> Aurum
11:45:19 <Betty> .
11:45:20 <Betty> .
11:45:21 <Betty> .
11:45:22 <Betty> .-
11:45:35 <ynpvisitor999> good catch
11:45:58 <ynpvisitor999> Kevin must be away
11:49:29 <Kevin L™> :P
11:49:56 <Betty> you WERE away
11:50:41 <Kevin L™> Just walked back in the house.
11:51:08 <Betty> thank you for your sacrifice
11:52:10 <Betty> Daisy
12:26:21 <ynpvisitor999> Lion
12:40:15 <ynpvisitor114> OF
12:43:19 <ynpvisitor114> long
12:59:35 <Betty> where is the west entrace cam?
13:00:03 <Kevin L™> At the West Entrance.
13:00:08 <Betty> replaced by Kilauea cam?
13:01:35 <Kevin L™> I hadn't noticed that. That is one I normally use all the time.
13:02:15 <Betty> me too. We need to blame Eric on that :-)
13:02:37 <Kevin L™> It is on NPS site:
13:02:59 <ynpvisitor89> Yes, he could have put the heading into park cam down instead!
13:03:04 <Betty> yes, but why did he remove it?
13:03:19 <ynpvisitor89> I mean, who needs that one?
13:03:33 <Kevin L™> Not sure.
13:03:54 <ynpvisitor89> He removed it because chat was all about Hawaii, so he put the static up
13:04:01 <Betty> I mean, Kilauea cam is fun too
13:04:15 <ynpvisitor89> For folks to see what was/is happening
13:04:58 <ynpvisitor89> I think he picked the wrong one to take down, yet as Kevin said it is still there, just not on this page
13:05:43 <ynpvisitor89> Looks like rain at the West Entrance now
13:05:46 <ynpvisitor...> I was away, but thanks Betty.
13:06:22 <ynpvisitor89> OF static is stalled too. Says 1026
13:06:22 <Betty> bummer you missed it
13:06:41 <ynpvisitor...> Buying tomatoes.
13:06:44 <ynpvisitor89> Missed what?
13:06:52 <ynpvisitor...> Aurum
13:06:56 <Betty> Aurum:-)
13:07:18 <ynpvisitor89> Glad you got it Betty
13:07:31 <Betty> thx
13:31:21 <Betty> no Turban times?
13:39:20 <ynpvisitor99> Lion
13:49:19 <Betty> yay, a Turban time
14:04:24 <Betty> Grand
14:07:15 <Russell> So, party at Norris next Saturday?
14:07:15 <Kevin L™> Wow. Kentucky Derby track looks like a swamp.
14:07:22 <Kevin L™> Grand
14:08:12 <Kevin L™> I am late to the Grand party!
14:08:21 <Betty> yup
14:09:23 <Betty> maybe not a bad timing to be at Norris next Saturday :-)
14:09:49 <Forestbewithyou> Is there a new prediction for steamboat
14:11:35 <Russell> Any word on if the back basin boardwalk is open yet?
14:12:16 <ynpvisitor101> I read somewhere (maybe on here) that it is open. No guess on the reliability of the source.
14:12:43 <Russell> I would guess based on GT comments that it is, but haven't seen anything official.
14:15:30 <Betty> Castle
14:16:39 <Betty> OF
14:17:01 <Kevin L™> ციხე
14:17:11 <Kevin L™> Figure THAT out!
14:17:31 <Betty> ციხე
14:17:39 <Kevin L™> ძველი ერთგული
14:17:54 <Betty> :castle:
14:20:28 <Kevin L™> It is sooooo funny to see all those women in the fancy dresses wearing plastic panchos with mud all over them at the Derby.
14:22:14 <Betty> Daisy
14:23:03 <Kevin L™> 데이지
14:35:51 <Kevin L™> Going to watch grown men and snotty nosed kids crash expensive cars afer the Derby. Watch for Giantess.
14:36:44 <Betty> I will watch how my eyelids look from behind
14:36:52 <ynpvisitor53> Had to take a screen cap of GeyserTimes yesterday showing both Giant and Steamboat entries on the same day. Unbelievable.
14:37:44 <Betty> fun
14:37:49 <Betty> night all
14:38:04 <Kevin L™> Knight Betty
14:52:43 <Kevin L™> And they're off!
14:54:34 <Kevin L™> And Justify takes it!
14:54:40 <Kevin L™> Knight all.
15:22:49 <ynpvisitor...> 55° but a little nasty on the boardwalk.
15:41:07 <kcmule> there's a B-17 buzzing overhead here today, quite a sight and sound
16:06:31 <ynpvisitor60> So who has money on some big event like a new geyser, or some hill side blowing out? They have already done the lake bed tilting with a big earth quake, so that is not likely.
16:07:29 <ynpvisitor60> Steamboat going haywire, and Giant doing an imitation, something is up.
16:12:01 <ynpvisitor...> Burgers!
16:12:31 <ynpvisitor...> A flock
16:12:55 <ynpvisitor60> No, they are Nachos.
16:13:21 <ynpvisitor...> Wings?
16:30:04 <ynpvisitor60> I feel a close to indy indicator, does that count?
16:39:16 <ynpvisitor60> Looks like Giant is getting ready for my visit soon.
17:13:41 <kcmule> daisy ie
17:29:07 <kcmule> OF
17:29:53 <Bill> I'm sure you've heard by now, but the path to Back Basin is open.
17:30:13 <Bill> We just got back to the office and are heading out. Have a good night!
17:33:26 <kcmule> tyvm
17:33:45 <kcmule> bhi
17:33:47 <kcmule> .
17:33:50 <kcmule> .
17:34:14 <kcmule> sending txt
17:35:17 <ynpvisitor90> Got the text
17:35:21 <ynpvisitor90> Thank you!!
17:35:35 <kcmule> de nada
17:36:14 <Kitt> yay
17:36:15 <kcmule> 1932 start time
17:36:19 <Kitt> thanks for the text
17:37:15 <Kitt> nice way to spend the evening after mowing, watering, and doing house chores
17:37:53 <ynpvisitor90> Kitt, exactly!!
17:37:57 <kcmule> not sure if Graham is at this game but it's a good one
17:40:21 <Kitt> Hello Art
17:40:41 <Art> Hi Kitt!
17:40:48 <Art> T minus 21 days ;)
17:41:17 <Kitt> I know it has been hard for me to resist running in before my trip
17:44:18 <ynpvisitor11> Graham is at opera
17:44:42 <ynpvisitor11> KC will you take the cam for BH?
17:45:04 <Kitt> Kevin is at the speedway
17:45:56 <kcmule> i'm only a viewer now 11
17:46:21 <Kitt> Beehive
17:46:25 <Kitt> oh yes
17:46:41 <kcmule> still nice from here
17:47:09 <ynpvisitor90> ooo that looks pretty!
17:47:22 <ynpvisitor52> nice and tall
17:48:27 <ynpvisitor52> it's the year of tall geysers!!!
17:53:08 <Kitt> thanks again for text
17:53:11 <Kitt> was nice
17:53:12 <ynpvisitor52> all we need now are Splendid and Giantess to wake up
17:53:45 <Art> Economic ;)
17:54:11 <ynpvisitor52> Well it is heating up
17:55:19 <kcmule> hope that is a really good opera
18:23:10 <ynpvisitor60> Well I missed it by an hour. Hope it were purty
18:23:12 <ynpvisitor60> night
19:01:50 <ynpvisitor31> OF
20:07:44 <ynpvisitor116> Lion must be ie. Not time for Beehive.
20:25:33 <ynpvisitor116> OF
20:49:41 <ynpvisitor116> Grand maybe ie? It's dark out there.
20:53:56 <ynpvisitor116> Don't think I saw anything when the light went across it, so probably not.
21:08:49 <ynpvisitor116> OK, now I think Grand is going.