Showing logs for date: 2018-05-18
22:50:22 <Eric> holy cow! kilauea is crazy!
22:51:49 <Eric> I assume that is lava lighting up the nights sky?
23:25:00 <Eric> What kiluea static webcam looked like when I said this -
03:54:52 <ynpvisitor9> Kilauea cam sure has some visible flows right now
03:55:37 <ynpvisitor9> Washburn cams are above the fog. Pretty cool
04:55:08 <ynpvisitor18> Ding dong!
04:55:09 <Joe´> Indy 0653
04:55:12 <Joe´> .
04:55:13 <Joe´> .
04:55:14 <Joe´> .
04:59:06 <Rice> Drool, Drool
04:59:45 <Joe´> Text did not wake up very many gazers
05:00:04 <Joe´> Hi Rice
05:01:12 <Joe´> There appeared to be no early-morning gazers on the boardwalk
05:03:01 <Joe´> Ah, there are two now
05:07:40 <Joe´> BH
05:07:43 <Art> Bee
05:09:35 <Joe´> Three lucky people on the boardwalk
05:11:14 <Rice> Ugh, I almost missed it
05:13:19 <Dave from B™> did i miss anything?
05:14:25 <Joe´> Yes
05:22:25 <Dave from B™> Morning everyone!
05:22:35 <Dave from B™> Wet wet wet in Blgs this morning
05:22:37 <Art> morning
05:23:03 <Joe´> Morning Dave and Art
05:39:22 <Eric> Morning fellers
05:39:52 <Dave from B™> Morning Eric
05:39:57 <Eric> Kilauea is still going nuts this morning
05:41:13 <Eric> Amazing seeing flames and lava erupt from miles away on a webcam in the middle of a jungle!
05:41:40 <Dave from B™> yep. it almost doesn't seem real
05:42:56 <Joe´> Isn't technology great, I can remember driving miles to find a pay phone
05:44:57 <Joe´> At least at that time Dick Tracy had a watch that could do it all
05:47:37 <Joe´> Now the beehive is gone the self bubblers are pretty active
05:48:05 <Joe´> south*
05:48:20 <Dave from B™> Eric, remember b = Friday...I never said which Friday:D
05:50:37 <Joe´> Old Faithful 07 49
05:54:56 <BruceJ> Morning, folks - looks like a pretty sloppy day out thar.
06:14:55 <Dave from B™> We've been in a downpour for about 3 hours
06:28:57 <Dave from B™> Looking at the radar the storm appears stuck over Billings...uugh...another delay for the drainfield
06:44:01 <Jimbo Tantalum> Morning
06:44:10 <Jimbo Tantalum> Kilauea cam is scary this morning
06:44:27 <Art> Really going strong
06:44:57 <Eric> Morning guys
06:45:13 <Jimbo Tantalum> Yeah, I bet they wish it would stabilize into one crater, like in 1959
06:45:22 <Eric> Yes...Kilauea has been pushing lava all night!
06:45:44 <Eric> You can see my image from about 8h ago in the chat history
06:47:22 <Jimbo Tantalum> Thanks Eric. Great capture
06:47:25 <Eric> I can't find any live coverage of what is happening, other than I heard more fissures opened up in lelani late yesterday afternoon
06:47:46 <Jimbo Tantalum> Yeah, heard that on the radio
06:47:53 <Eric> It looks like pele has come back to finish lelani
06:48:18 <Jimbo Tantalum> Did you see Big Island Now?
06:48:37 <Jimbo Tantalum> Last item is their 6 PM update
06:51:54 <Eric> Yes, was just watching their video
06:52:13 <Dave from B™> It is not even 5 am in Hawaii yet
06:53:04 <Eric> The crazy part is people are still staying in leilani estates! That is nutes
06:53:06 <Eric> nuts
06:56:52 <ynpvisitor102> I was hoping you would have that cam in the archives. Would have been interesting last night.
06:58:08 <Eric> Yes, wish I could have set that up!
07:00:27 <Kevin L™> Wonder what we missed.
07:01:02 <Eric> bright light!
07:01:13 <Eric> the 4:41 image
07:01:33 <Eric> I really wish that was a live streaming camera
07:01:37 <Kevin L™> I was just going to say that.
07:02:53 <Eric> I am going to guess that the bright white light is lava spewing into the air
07:03:13 <Dave from B™> So, you are talking about the fissures not the crater itself, correct?
07:03:38 <Eric> Yes...the images from leilani estates area
07:04:30 <Kevin L™> Now known as the Leiani Lave Flow area.
07:05:06 <Eric> Yep...or leilani crater possibly!
07:05:45 <Kevin L™> And I thought the rocks were bad in my yard!
07:05:56 <Eric> look at all of the small craters around that area in google maps.
07:06:13 <Eric> and a few very large ones
07:07:54 <Jimbo Tantalum> Yeah, the Kapoho crater happened in 1959, after the Kilauea Iki summit eruption generated a 2,000 foot high lava fountain.
07:08:15 <Eric> I have been trying to figure out where exactly the webcam sits via google maps
07:08:22 <Kevin L™> Bet that was loud
07:08:24 <Jimbo Tantalum> Which I used to think was big, but since then I've seen pictures of taller events
07:08:43 <Eric> 2k ft would be pretty damn amazing!
07:09:24 <Jimbo Tantalum> Video of that one:
07:09:43 <Jimbo Tantalum> Starts with the fountain
07:10:13 <Jimbo Tantalum> Half-hour video on the 1959-1960 eruption
07:10:46 <Jimbo Tantalum> BTW, taller events on other volcanoes - Etna and one in South America
07:11:06 <Eric> Ok...that is the most amazing/terrifying/cool thing I have ever seen!
07:11:51 <Jimbo Tantalum> There was so much lava in Kilauea Iki crater it was estimated it would take 500 years to fully solidify
07:12:22 <Jimbo Tantalum> Not as terrifying as pyroclastic flows, though
07:12:23 <Dave from B™> Movie time!
07:12:33 <Rice> Holy !@#$%
07:12:37 <Eric> ok...those don't even look real!
07:12:41 <Dave from B™> I want to hike to the iki crater
07:13:02 <Jimbo Tantalum> Kapoho eruption (with a friendly narrator):
07:13:18 <Rice> Looks like water, but it is Rock!!!!
07:14:31 <Eric> So true a steamboat eruption of flaming, melted rock!
07:15:09 <Rice> I was trying to come up with the correct Geyser comparision
07:15:10 <Eric> That does help put into perspective what is happening currently.
07:15:28 <Jimbo Tantalum> In case you're wondering why I was fascinated by this - my father had 20 years worth of National Geographic magazines!
07:15:36 <Eric> But I don't think steamboat hits 2000ft tall!
07:16:01 <Eric> wooo, 5:01 update!
07:16:18 <Eric> things are getting brighter and taller
07:16:20 <Jimbo Tantalum> In 1999, Mount Etna's lava fountains hit 2,000 METERS
07:16:35 <Dave from B™> You sure that isn't the sun coming up!:D
07:17:01 <Eric> 6000ft! That is....crazy
07:17:21 <Eric> Does that include the height of the mountain too?
07:17:55 <Jimbo Tantalum> No, but it was more of a Strombolian style than Hawaiian style, i.e. an explosive fountain
07:21:26 <Jimbo Tantalum> The other really big fountain was Villarrica volcano in Chile in 2015
07:22:05 <Jimbo Tantalum>
07:23:20 <Jimbo Tantalum> this is better:
07:25:35 <Jimbo Tantalum> The Villarrica fountains were estimated at 1500-3000 meters. Probably depends on whether it was the main fountain or the height of the top ejecta
07:27:11 <Eric> Wow...that is classic cone type eruption.
07:28:14 <Jimbo Tantalum> I didn't quit, but back to regularly scheduled programming and irregularly scheduled geysers
07:28:57 <Eric> Thanks for sharing all of the info and videos!
07:29:38 <Dave from B™> main crater finally seeing some light
07:30:07 <Jimbo Tantalum> No problem
07:31:21 <Dave from B™> Jimbo, have you hiked to the bottom of the Iki Crater?
07:32:23 <Jimbo Tantalum> Nope, just the rim. Went through the Thurston Lava Tube, though
07:33:00 <Jimbo Tantalum> (Everybody does that)
07:33:16 <Dave from B™> I did the tube. Next time I'm getting to the bottom of Iki
07:33:27 <Dave from B™> Such an amazing landscape
07:33:28 <Jimbo Tantalum> Have fun!
07:34:11 <Jimbo Tantalum> I really want to get to Crater Lake and eastern Washington for some fun geological sightseeing
07:35:02 <Joe´> I hope they clean the camera dome today
07:41:13 <Joe´> Riverside
07:46:49 <ynpvisitor68> Ice-out has been great this year. A temporary cam at Fishing Bridge would be very interesting.
07:46:51 <Eric> Yep...tons of great geology in eastern washington/oregon
07:48:31 <Eric> Be sure to checkout newberry, south of bend, OR
07:49:35 <Eric> Also this awesome obsidian flow near there:,+Bend,+OR+97701/@43.6931732,-121.2387677,3686m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x54b8c62896a3f13b:0xff62508c6894a49e!8m2!3d44.0557384!4d-121.3130455
07:49:46 <ynpvisitor45> what year did the OFVEC open?
07:50:42 <Jimbo Tantalum> That's pretty cool - Newberry is on my "list"
07:51:35 <Eric>
07:53:03 <Eric> can hike right into the middle of that flow!
07:53:38 <ynpvisitor16> Riverside
07:53:47 <ynpvisitor16> oh 0940 :p
07:53:53 <Eric> :-D
07:58:10 <Kevin L™> My wife's family used to go around the desert looking for different rocks. (Her family did a lot of prospecting.) When they got home they ended up with a rock that was loaded with gold but non of them could remember where they found it.
07:58:53 <Dave from B™> haha
07:59:31 <Kevin L™> She still has the rock.
07:59:36 <ynpvisitor45> re-peat: what year did the OFVEC open?
08:00:12 <Kevin L™> Don't remember 45.
08:01:49 <Kevin L™> Phone at vec is 307 344 2750. They may know.
08:02:47 <Eric> or you could just google it
08:03:29 <Joe´> august 25, 2010
08:03:38 <ynpvisitor45> looking thru my photos trying to find it that way - slow going, but good memories
08:05:16 <Joe´> The brand-new, state-of-the-art Old Faithful Visitor Education Center in Yellowstone National Park opened August 25, 2010. The $21 million facility replaces the old visitors center and expands on its mission to educate visitors about Yellowstone and its geothermal features.
08:06:30 <ynpvisitor45> thanks!
08:15:32 <ynpvisitor10> New VEC is waste of space and money
08:16:12 <ynpvisitor16> taxation is theft!
08:17:30 <ynpvisitor10> They could have built something amazing and instead they built that with no regard for winter access or OF viewing from indoors
08:18:17 <ynpvisitor10> I don’t think it was built with tax dollars
08:18:21 <ynpvisitor16> you can see OF from indoors
08:18:33 <ynpvisitor16> it has huge windows that face OF
08:18:50 <Dave from B™> Education is important for the protection of YNP
08:19:22 <ynpvisitor16> I think it's sort of ugly but it's not awful. what would something amazing have that this one doesn't have?
08:20:25 <ynpvisitor10> A second floor that is useful space. A design that does not require wooden covered entry ways in winter
08:20:35 <Kevin L™> An Imax® theater?
08:21:25 <ynpvisitor999®> 21 fissures now and reactivation of fissure 18, 19 and 20.
08:21:35 <ynpvisitor10> Poorly thought out design and function
08:22:39 <Joe´> 807 $ per square ft not to bad
08:23:53 <Kevin L™> Lava glow on the left side of the volcano webcam.
08:25:16 <Dave from B™> Sorry 10, I like it and it does a great job of educating the regular tourist.
08:26:16 <Dave from B™> You can find flaws with any building built
08:26:25 <Kevin L™> I was hoping for a higher up mounting for the streaming cam that would not get hit with OF spray.
08:28:40 <ynpvisitor16> a second floor viewing area would've been cool. i can see crowd control and ADA access arguments against it
08:29:32 <Dave from B™> For lower costs on heating and cooling I believe they eliminated a second floor
08:30:27 <Kevin L™>
08:30:30 <ynpvisitor16> that's a bigger point
08:45:28 <ynpvisitor16> nearly all of Montana is getting rain!
08:45:34 <ynpvisitor16> on the radar
08:50:56 <Dave from B™> downpour of 5 hours finally stopped here
08:51:38 <Eric> yikes...any flooding dave?
08:52:45 <Dave from B™> Rivers are running high. Most flooding is happening near Missoula
08:53:58 <Dave from B™> foothills are very green
08:55:04 <Eric> Better than drought Dave!
08:55:30 <Dave from B™> Sure is but I really need to get that drainfield in!
09:00:24 <Kevin L™> Whatever happened with you truck Dave? Did you finally replace it?
09:00:53 <Dave from B™> My old truck is running like a teenager:)
09:01:07 <Dave from B™> That expense has been pushed back to 2019
09:01:21 <Kevin L™> I think the tannerite scared it.
09:02:50 <Dave from B™> I think it did!
09:03:56 <Eric> Fresh Arctic Char fillets on the Amazon Treasure Truck today!
09:04:02 <Kevin L™> It was a lot of fun.
09:04:49 <Dave from B™> This winter we have been selling fresh arctic char almost every week. nice product
09:05:47 <Eric> Fresh Icelandic fillets, not frozen/thawed for about $15/pound
09:05:51 <Eric> That a good price?
09:06:32 <Dave from B™> not bad...we are $13.99
09:06:38 <Eric> Farm raised
09:06:47 <Dave from B™> cod should be wild
09:06:57 <Dave from B™> most char is farm raised
09:07:10 <Eric> Yours are fresh....never frozen?
09:07:21 <Dave from B™> yep
09:07:35 <Eric> Interesting...good to know.
09:07:46 <Kevin L™> You are making me hungry Dave.
09:07:48 <Eric> You beat the treasure truck deal of the day :-D
09:08:03 <Dave from B™> haha but I bet they sell a little more than I do!
09:08:26 <Dave from B™> They have freight in their price as well
09:08:27 <Eric> ohh, theirs is from Slade Gorton :-D
09:08:52 <Eric> Whoever that is :-P
09:09:43 <Dave from B™> They are a decent company out of Boston. We buy frozen product from them
09:10:14 <Eric> I just looked them up...interesting.
09:10:35 <Kevin L™> Good recent volcano video. Look at the heat waves.
09:11:51 <Dave from B™> the sound of volcanic activity
09:12:59 <Kevin L™> Even beats tannerite
09:17:29 <Eric> I am pretty sure this is the location of the East Rift Webcam near Kilauea:,-154.8858557,1369a,35y,180h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x7953da0aba317e0d:0x205a2df987301b9b!8m2!3d19.4068929!4d-155.2833786
09:18:11 <Eric> matches the communications tower and the green building roof in the middle
09:22:05 <Eric> I think it is fissure 19 area on the left side of the cam we saw glowing brightly last night and around fissure 7 in the middle
09:22:40 <Kevin L™> Castle
09:22:42 <Eric> castle
09:27:58 <Dave from B™> That job is beginning to look like an all summer job
09:31:25 <Eric> That lava seems like it is creeping toward the puna geo power plant!
09:32:35 <Dave from B™> Isn't that the plant that they removed something from a few weeks ago for safety purposes?
09:33:09 <Eric> pentane and other very flammable liquids
09:33:31 <Eric> I believe it sits in the foreground of that east rift webcam
09:34:12 <Eric> nice castle spikes!
09:37:03 <Joe´> its got to be a major
09:38:08 <Kevin L™> At least a captain.
09:39:52 <Eric> Corporal pharrel brought the barrel!
09:40:07 <Eric> Sargent bammer brought the rammer.
09:40:19 <Eric> But drummer hoff, fired it off.
09:40:55 <Eric> Great book if you are ever looking for a present for a new family :-D
09:41:35 <ynpvisitor97> Giant seems to be quieting down
09:41:50 <Eric> FYI, Portland Train Day tomorrow Kevin
09:42:40 <Eric>
09:44:13 <Kevin L™> Are they running the Daylight Eric?
09:44:37 <Eric> I don't know for can probably find out more on facebook
09:45:12 <Jimbo Tantalum> I can see fire or incandescent material in the 0716 image
09:45:52 <Eric> Grand
09:45:54 <Eric> boooom
09:46:12 <Kevin L™> Nice start
09:46:14 <Eric> Yes, I believe that was fire Jimbo
09:52:29 <Kevin L™> Nature is amazing.
09:53:31 <Eric> 8m
09:55:25 <Jimbo Tantalum> Here's the exact location of the East Rift Webcam on Kilauea (figured out from HVO maps):'47.8%22N+154%C2%B053'23.8%22W/@19.4799444,-154.892044,984m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x79523a7921675acd:0xde31e9634f8efd43!2sLava+Tree+State+Monument!8m2!3d19.4827815!4d-154.9026774!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d19.4799518!4d-154.8899342
09:55:45 <Jimbo Tantalum> Guess you'll have to cut and paste that :D
09:55:55 <Eric> it will be broken :-(
09:55:59 <Eric> has ... in it :-(
09:56:00 <BruceJ> Are we also steam train buffs here? (raises hand)
09:56:16 <Eric> I leave up near the 4449 Bruce :-D
09:56:25 <Joe´> 2nd
09:56:33 <Jimbo Tantalum> 19.479944, -154.889944 lat and lon
09:56:33 <Eric> Nice
09:56:56 <Joe´> small burst
09:56:57 <Kevin L™> Big time here Bruce.
09:57:15 <Eric> Yep, that is the spot I linked earlier Jimbo :-D
09:57:29 <Eric> I think the cam sits on the crater rim above Puna geo
09:57:46 <Jimbo Tantalum> Yup, high spot
09:57:49 <Eric>,-154.8858557,1369a,35y,180h/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x7953da0aba317e0d:0x205a2df987301b9b!8m2!3d19.4068929!4d-155.2833786
09:57:53 <Kevin L™> We are already talking about going to the Gold Spike 150 year celebration next year with UP 844 and 4014.
09:57:59 <BruceJ> Kewl! No 4-8-4s nearby here, but we have 2472 and lots of smaller industrial / logging engines.
09:58:24 <Kevin L™> Shays are my favorite.
09:58:32 <Eric> uttt oh, more train nerds :-P
09:59:04 <BruceJ> I'd love to do the Gold Spike thing next year. I hope they send 4014 down this way once in awhile. 3985 has only been here once I can recall.
09:59:07 <Eric> We are all above water, heat, steam and fire here :-P
09:59:28 <BruceJ> I know, right? If it's boiling water, it's the best!
09:59:42 <Kevin L™> A friend of mine owns this one:
09:59:57 <Rice> Steam Locomotives turn into Geysers, when they have problems.
10:00:24 <Kevin L™> They can get really angry!
10:00:31 <BruceJ> Hah! I read a comment in our local paper awhile back -
10:00:40 <Kevin L™> Faisy
10:01:28 <BruceJ> When whales go on vacation, they go underground and go to Yellowstone to become geysers. - Told by a mother to her small daughter. Science much?
10:02:10 <Kevin L™> That is a good one. Not sure how she related that one!
10:02:19 <BruceJ> Dan Markoff is your friend?
10:02:28 <Kevin L™> Yes
10:02:52 <BruceJ> I saw that engine the first day it ran in public in Sacramento about 27 years ago.
10:03:13 <Kevin L™> He is building an awesome passenger car in the museum shops in Boulder City.
10:03:39 <BruceJ> Superb! His restoration jobs are beautiful.
10:03:50 <Kevin L™> It is a beautiful engine. He brings it out to play in December
10:04:48 <Kevin L™> The passenger car he is building from scratch. He did all the plans and the work. He even casts the metal parts!
10:05:06 <BruceJ> Where does he usually run it? I'd think the D&RGW is a bit too snowy in December.
10:06:19 <BruceJ> Scratchbuilt 1:1 models - ah, the good life.
10:06:46 <Kevin L™> It is at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City. He even built about a mile of track for it to run on!
10:07:45 <Kevin L™> I think you found the article on the passenger car.
10:08:27 <BruceJ> Oh, cool - that's a good long trip from here. It's bigger sister now runs in Carson City.
10:08:32 <Kevin L™> I have several pens I have made from scraps of walnut and maple from that car.
10:09:30 <Kevin L™> They have some nice stuff in Cartoon City. I like the Inyo which was used on the Wild Wild West.
10:09:52 <BruceJ> Those old Baldwin engines surely are the prettiest engines ever.
10:10:08 <BruceJ> Cartoon City :lol:
10:10:52 <Kevin L™> That comes from 32 years at NDOT. It fits.
10:11:31 <Kevin L™> The war between the north and the south has never ended in Nevada.
10:13:01 <Kevin L™> If you do come down this way, Dan is usually working on Elsa in the shops at the museum. He loves to talk about it. Very interesting man.
10:13:01 <Eric> You can now see some flames on the far left of the east rift cam in the trees.
10:13:11 <Eric> 7:46 image
10:13:13 <Joe´> The camera is now available cannot finish my shift, shift ends at 1530
10:13:41 <Kevin L™> I can pick it up Joe.
10:13:56 <Joe´> Thanks
10:15:19 <Jimbo Tantalum> I see it. Area was active before dawn
10:15:44 <Kevin L™> Got it.
10:16:53 <Eric> and now that flame is gone on the 8:01 image update
10:18:38 <Kevin L™> A timelapse of these would be interesting.
10:23:27 <BruceJ> Did not know Dan (and you, Kevin) were in southern Nevada.
10:24:19 <BruceJ> BTW - I like NDOT. I like it a LOT better than CalTrans, who IMHO in inept. My least favorite State agency in CA.
10:25:10 <BruceJ> The only thing about NDOT that bugs me is 50 miles of orange barrels every time I cross the state on I-80 ;-)
10:25:16 <Kevin L™> Dan is a lawyer down here. We really appreciate that he saved a piece of Nevada history that was headed to the scrapyard!
10:25:32 <BruceJ> Amen to that.
10:26:05 <BruceJ> 50 miles of orange barrels are in my near future.
10:27:16 <Kevin L™> I did enjoy my time with NDOT but did not like the politics. I worked in Highway Design and Right of Way with utilities.
10:27:58 <BruceJ> Regarding shays - we have quite few in operating or serviceable condition near here. Niles Canyon Railway / PLA has one in Fremont (big standard gauge), likewise Railtown, and a bunch of narrow gauge version around.
10:28:50 <Kevin L™> I think this is a long but with steam direction it is hard to say.
10:31:24 <BruceJ> You were an NDOT engineer? Politics sticks everywhere - here too.
10:31:36 <Kevin L™> They used standard gauge shays to build Hoover Dam. They did have one it the Museum yard (the museum operates on the old LA&SL (UP) Boulder Branch). They sold it to someplace. I wonder if it is the one in Fremont.
10:34:53 <BruceJ> The Shaw in Fremont, CA has been with PLA since at least 1985, and I think while before that. Pickering Lumber No. 12 -
10:36:29 <BruceJ>
10:38:38 <Kevin L™> I think this one was part of a package from the Heber City Railroad in Utah the museum got. Not sure where it came from.
10:38:55 <Kevin L™> Nice looking unit in that picture.
10:39:24 <Kevin L™> Have you ever done the Georgetown Loop Railroad? Nice shay there.
10:39:46 <BruceJ> Nearby here, also the Roaring Camp 3' gauge shays.
10:41:01 <BruceJ> Have not been to the Georgetown Loop. One of these days -
10:41:06 <Betty> hi all
10:41:14 <Kevin L™> Roaring camp is on my bucket list.
10:41:14 <BruceJ> Hi, Betty!
10:41:21 <Kevin L™> Guten hello
10:42:42 <Kevin L™> I have ridden behind both UP 844 and 3985. 3985 was a awesome trip from sacramento to Portola through Feather River Canyon in the Cheyenne Business car!
10:43:23 <Eric> Hi Betty
10:43:50 <Betty> hi BruceJ, Kevin L™ and Eric
10:44:39 <Dave from B™> Hi Betty!
10:45:01 <Betty> hi Dave from B™
10:45:21 <Betty> ready for the trip? :-)
10:45:56 <BruceJ> Feather River sounds great! I've done 3905 and 4449 in various places in CA - also 2472 when UP was not stingy about allowing SP engines on their rails.
10:45:58 <Dave from B™> This is an easy one. I will be prepared for rain
10:46:14 <Betty> :-p
10:46:31 <BruceJ> Rain indeed. I'm wearing eve troughs.
10:48:03 <BruceJ> No word on Steamboat yet today, and Giant looks like a fizzle just now.
10:48:26 <Dave from B™> I hope the 2 biggies are back asleep already
10:49:29 <ynpvisitor45> nooo we want to see more of them
10:50:02 <Dave from B™> I meant aren't* ...oops
10:50:27 <Eric> Strike that...reverse it!
10:50:29 <Dave from B™> That definitely wasn't a Fruedian slip
10:50:37 <BruceJ> Giant might be waiting for a Grotto marathon - or not.
10:50:40 <Dave from B™> ok Wonka
10:50:43 <Eric> Dave, the willy wonka of fish!
10:50:43 <ynpvisitor45> careful writing, matters
10:50:46 <BruceJ> :-D
10:51:07 <Dave from B™> Hard to sell fish and type at the same time!
10:51:21 <Eric> Nobody wants a golden ticket to that factory!
10:51:37 <Eric> Fish heads, fish heads, rolly polly fish heads!
10:51:50 <BruceJ> eat them up, YUM!
10:51:57 <Eric> Nice!
10:52:30 <BruceJ> now I have that song running running my head... thanks!
10:52:40 <BruceJ> through my head
10:53:14 <Eric>
10:53:39 <Eric> The video even makes it better!
10:53:48 <Eric> That is dave watering his fishheads in the morning
10:53:52 <BruceJ> NOOOOO!
10:54:25 <Eric> Sorry Bruce :-P
10:55:42 <BruceJ> :thumbsup:
10:56:08 <Eric> That link was for Dave's eyes only.
10:56:25 <BruceJ> Dave's :i::i: only!
10:56:46 <Eric> So does anyone else feel like that is red flames on the left edge of the static kilauea east rift cam?
10:57:13 <Kevin L™> yes
10:57:22 <Eric> I can't quite tell, but a very distinct orange glow in the clouds and red on top of that tree
10:58:06 <Dave from B™> Speaking of not getting things out of my head. That video is crazy
10:58:29 <BruceJ> ROTFLMAO!
10:58:41 <Eric> Lot's of drugs that made you "creative" were used in the 70s :-P
10:58:58 <Betty> hahaha
10:59:17 <Eric> That song was from 1978!
10:59:27 <BruceJ> Which contributed to Dr. Demento's success.
10:59:50 <Eric> It sure did...I loved that show!
11:00:09 <BruceJ> Me too. Every Sunday night...sheer silliness.
11:00:48 <Kevin L™> Bruce, Here is a video of the 3985 on Williams Loop. I am the guy in the yellow shirt with the camera on the left at 2:17.
11:05:14 <BruceJ> Very cool! :-)
11:06:04 <Kevin L™> That was a fun ride. Only 10 of us in the car and a waiter and cook for us!
11:06:23 <BruceJ> This was enroute home from the NRHS convention in San Jose. I was a passenger service agent on many of those excursions locally.
11:06:54 <BruceJ> I like the waiter and cook part!
11:07:06 <BruceJ> OK, gotta go - cya later, folks :-)
11:07:20 <Betty> see ya
11:07:22 <Betty> Lc
11:07:33 <Kevin L™> Totally right on the trip. And the service was super!
11:07:37 <Kevin L™> Bye
11:25:42 <Dave from B™> It's FRIDAY!
11:25:59 <Betty> yeah, overlook friday
11:26:21 <Eric> Did we peak at the overlook and I missed?
11:26:30 <Betty> boo
11:26:41 <Eric> Ahh, my cabin is looking good!
11:27:02 <Dave from B™> no cars in Kitt's spot:)
11:27:19 <Eric> People up there
11:27:28 <Art> That's the trail to the overlook
11:27:39 <Art> Thats the overlook there ;)
11:27:46 <Art> Then to the left goes to Solitary
11:27:56 <Eric> People eating lunch at the overlook
11:28:33 <Eric> I never go up to the overlook...but I like heading up to solitary
11:28:55 <Kevin L™> Just Solitary kills me anymore.
11:30:20 <Art> Here's the view
11:30:21 <Art>
11:32:40 <Eric>,-110.8246783,3a,75y,290.47h,129.57t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMQgUXckLuTwFla0ngQoR_s4I-Kibce94pUZjaq!2e10!3e11!!7i5376!8i2688
11:32:47 <Eric> You need a 360 cam Art :-D
11:33:03 <Kevin L™> Nice view but if I tried it I would probably get a helicopter ride.
11:34:32 <ynpvisitor97> Those people did not take the Yellowstone pledge! Off trail.
11:36:09 <Art>
11:36:22 <Art> Take 2
11:36:23 <Art>
11:36:46 <Art> Challenge accepted ;)
11:36:51 <Eric> FYI...need VR viewer to check those out :-D
11:37:08 <Dave from B™> nice
11:37:11 <Art> Should work if you click on it once
11:37:59 <Eric> ohhh, those are awesome Art
11:38:06 <Eric> What camera did you shoot them with?
11:38:19 <Art> Google Pixel
11:38:59 <Eric> Nice
11:39:28 <Eric> Can you stitch in OF, BH, Grand, Castle, Daisy eruptions
11:41:55 <ynpvisitor23>
11:42:05 <Art> Lower Falls
11:42:43 <ynpvisitor23>
11:42:46 <Art> Grand
11:43:29 <Dave from B™> Kitt's in the photo!
11:43:31 <Kevin L™> Half a hat
11:44:26 <Betty> and Tara
11:45:24 <ynpvisitor27> I wasn't paying attention to what's going on, but these are great photos.
11:45:34 <Kevin L™> Thought that was Aurum
11:51:07 <ynpvisitor23> One more. Just cause it's bee
11:51:12 <ynpvisitor23>
11:51:25 <Art> Not a 360 photo but...
11:51:55 <Betty> great rainbow, Art
11:52:18 <Eric> A 180 :-)
11:53:11 <Eric> A real time streaming balloon cam above leilani estates would have been awesome!
11:54:45 <Dave from B™> It looks like a balloon with Art would work as well!:)
11:55:48 <Eric> The drone footage of the fissures before the government shut down the airspace was really cool.
11:55:50 <Kevin L™> I am surprised we haven't seen drone shots
11:56:24 <Eric> all airspace restricted there about 48hours after the lava started flowing.
11:56:58 <Kevin L™> I would think the USGS would fly some of their own.
11:57:40 <Art>
12:01:30 <Art> OK gotta head home. Last weekend to get everything done around the house :)
12:01:55 <Kevin L™> Bye.
12:09:36 <Jake> LION
12:09:42 <Jake> :lion:
12:10:01 <Betty> yeah
12:10:06 <Jake> OF
12:10:09 <Betty> OF
12:10:18 <Betty> hi Jake
12:11:17 <Jake> hi Betty
12:13:25 <Betty> how ya doin?
12:17:51 <Kevin L™> Looks like snow northeast of the park.
12:20:20 <Jake> I'm good, Betty
12:30:13 <Betty> daisy
12:33:47 <Kevin L™> Mean looking cloud.
12:36:27 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm liking the Steamboat notes bbev made
12:36:51 <Dave from B™> I was just reading that myself:)
12:37:11 <Kevin L™> Dave is closing the store Saturday....
12:37:30 <Dave from B™> Not working the market tomorrow
12:37:42 <Betty> thx DG, sounds good
12:37:44 <Dave from B™> Putting 3 hours in the office plus poker night
12:39:08 <Dave from B™> Need to get drip system going to gardens as well
12:40:06 <Kevin L™> Mini geysers?
12:40:29 <Kevin L™> 5 hours of rain and you need to water?
12:41:04 <Eric> did anyone see the lava entering the ocean with like 5 or 6 water spouts from the heat?
12:41:11 <Eric> was a cool picture
12:41:25 <Kevin L™> Missed that
12:41:27 <Jimbo Tantalum> I did
12:41:37 <Eric>
12:41:38 <Dave from B™> no< i need to make sure they will get water when they need it!
12:41:41 <Eric> There ya go
12:41:53 <Kevin L™> Lava going into the ocean is fun.
12:42:08 <Jimbo Tantalum>
12:42:12 <Eric> That is an old image...but still really cool
12:42:52 <Jimbo Tantalum> Did you guys see the lava "firehose" last year?
12:43:07 <Kevin L™> Yes.
12:43:29 <Jimbo Tantalum> That was unique
12:44:01 <Kevin L™> Looks like 7 spouts to me. One very thin one breaking up on the right and a fat one just under the cloud to the left.
12:44:33 <Eric> Yes Jimbo...I really was contemplating flying to the island to see that.
12:44:36 <Eric> But I didn't :-(
12:45:48 <Jimbo Tantalum> Did not last long at all
12:46:32 <Dave from B™> :i:
12:48:00 <Eric> Yikes...glad Ryan is back from Cuba....plan crash, over 100 dead :-(
12:48:04 <Eric> in havana
12:48:23 <ynpvisitor999®> I've read that
12:48:43 <Dave from B™> Plus I hear another school shooting today
12:48:56 <ynpvisitor999®> over in Texas, number 22 of this year
13:14:53 <ynpvisitor999®> hmm... based on the NPS logger data, the most recent Steamboat water phase lasted about 3 minutes, with a large spike about a minute before the eruption
13:15:12 <Joe´> Thanks Kevin I decided to fall and reinjured my knee and shoulder, thanks for taking the cam
13:15:23 <ynpvisitor999®> ouch
13:15:44 <ynpvisitor999®> hopefully it's not too bad
13:16:11 <Kevin L™> Ouch! Hope you are doing OK.
13:16:54 <Joe´> not too bad, Dr. is taking care of it.
13:17:30 <ynpvisitor999®> good to hear
13:17:31 <ynpvisitor45> has anyone discussed editing the 16 hr duration ynpvisitor999®,?
13:17:40 <ynpvisitor999®> no
13:18:17 <Kevin L™> Getting old is NOT fun.
13:18:32 <ynpvisitor999®> I currently am looking through the public data from the NPS logger, so I'm likely going to adjust time and eruption duration
13:18:52 <ynpvisitor999®> that's for both 13 May and 4 May
13:19:07 <ynpvisitor45> the way that reads its like 16 hours of 300 feet
13:19:28 <Joe´> Old people must like seeing things from the ground :) :)
13:20:06 <Joe´> Bye
13:20:16 <ynpvisitor999®> see you later, Joe
13:20:18 <Kevin L™> With my ear I don't have the balance I once did. Walking at night is a challenge.
13:20:53 <ynpvisitor45> let us know what you find in the data for the 4th
13:21:32 <ynpvisitor999®> I'll upload some screenshots
13:22:05 <ynpvisitor999®> together with some thoughts from me in those images
13:24:06 <Kevin L™> Aurum
13:24:07 <Kevin L™> .
13:24:08 <Kevin L™> .
13:24:09 <Kevin L™> .
13:24:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurum
13:24:43 <Betty> yeah, heard the dings in the kitchen :-)
13:24:54 <Betty> thx
13:25:30 <Kevin L™> Wasn't sure at first. Looked like a Giantess boil.
13:25:52 <ynpvisitor999®> I hoped for Giantess starting, but Aurum is nice as well
13:26:16 <Kevin L™> You will know if it is Giantess starting!
13:26:55 <ynpvisitor999®> much more dings :D
13:27:09 <Kevin L™> And a text.
13:35:06 <Betty> Lion
13:35:07 <ynpvisitor33> :lion:
13:36:30 <Betty> people stand on the benches to see Lion
13:38:33 <Betty> nice steam at Giantess
13:39:22 <ynpvisitor33> I'm not sure those people standing on the bench were even looking over at lion
13:39:25 <Eric> OF
13:39:47 <Betty> maybe not :-p
13:39:49 <Kevin L™> Nice contrast.
13:46:09 <Betty> Grotto? Mastiff? Starting Giant?
13:46:23 <Eric> where?
13:46:43 <Betty> some steam appears from time to time
13:47:00 <Betty> only wishful thinking
13:47:28 <Eric> :-) I have that often...wishful steam :-
13:47:39 <Betty> hehehe
13:48:12 <Eric> especially at night...
13:48:16 <Dave from B™> Time to head out. Have a great evening everyone! I shall return tomorrow.
13:48:47 <Betty> have a great evening Dave
13:49:02 <Kevin L™> Good Knight Dave.
13:49:12 <Dave from B™> Yes, Go Knights
13:49:24 <Eric> good look on your poker playing :-D
13:50:21 <Dave from B™> That's tomorrow night and I NEED it. I'm too nice to play good poker
13:51:38 <Dave from B™> I've only been going because Parker is also playing. He has a mind for it
13:51:56 <Kevin L™> Lowes is trying to sell me Christmas decorations now???!!!!
13:56:31 <ynpvisitor999®> here's some analysis from the May 13 eruption of Steamboat:
14:00:24 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside
14:00:52 <Betty> nice contrast
14:02:49 <Eric> I added a layer to the USGS Kilauea Fissure map to show where I think the webcam is located and it's angle of view.
14:03:25 <Eric> Pretty rough on the angle of view, but I think it's in the ballpark
14:07:31 <ynpvisitor999®> Seems like Depression is starting
14:07:48 <Kevin L™> I agree
14:07:53 <Betty> yep
14:08:12 <Kevin L™> Pretty strong one.
14:08:15 <Eric> Take some vitamin D!
14:08:17 <ynpvisitor999®> thanks for the camera map, too, Eric
14:08:43 <Eric> You are welcome.
14:09:34 <Betty> last Depression I had got big bubbles too. Is that the end?
14:11:27 <ALL CAPS> looks stormy
14:11:34 <ALL CAPS> and hello
14:11:41 <ynpvisitor999®> hi
14:11:53 <Betty> hi Graham
14:11:57 <Kevin L™> Been out shopping for a new TV?
14:19:31 <ynpvisitor999®> hmm... Seems like the May 4 Steamboat had a water phase of about 3 minutes or only 30 seconds
14:20:31 <ynpvisitor45> that sounds more reasonable than 16 hours. :)
14:20:43 <ynpvisitor999®> indeed it does :)
14:21:15 <ynpvisitor999®> I'll add some analysis/thoughts and post it here as well
14:21:23 <ynpvisitor45> :thumbsup:
14:22:05 <ynpvisitor999®> I've updated the May 13 eruption and also attached my analysis/thoughts
14:23:18 <ynpvisitor999®> do whatever you want with it, really
14:24:29 <ynpvisitor45> send it in to the G-group , that would generate some discussion
14:30:40 <ALL CAPS> i am going to stop watching TV. CAPS are losing even if i dont go to the game ... maybe i should go
14:30:40 <Betty> Plate?
14:31:57 <ALL CAPS> dont think so
14:32:17 <ALL CAPS> pretty humid conditions with all the clouds
14:32:34 <ALL CAPS> good luck tonight Kevin, hopefully you get to 3-1
14:32:37 <Betty> it´s teasing me all time
14:33:02 <Kevin L™> Watch out for lightning!
14:33:28 <ALL CAPS> haha yeah, they showed the storm during the game
14:33:44 <ALL CAPS> still raining, had about 6" now with more to come
14:48:06 <kcmule> winter storm watch for the mountains here
14:48:43 <kcmule> 8-18" for Rocky Mountain NP
14:51:36 <ynpvisitor999®> Here's my analysis for the May 4 eruption:
14:51:41 <Betty> hi kcmule
14:53:51 <kcmule> whats happenin Betty
14:55:51 <ynpvisitor11> kc, that is snow, right?
14:56:04 <ynpvisitor11> and Graham, that is a lot of rain.
14:56:24 <Betty> Lion trying
14:56:46 <ynpvisitor11> Almost looks sunny near Lion
14:56:55 <ALL CAPS> yeah lots of flooding and rivers still rising
14:57:19 <ynpvisitor11> the Caps game is not sold out?
14:57:34 <ALL CAPS> thunderstrms in forecast thru wed. some places have had a foot of rain
14:57:47 <ALL CAPS> Kevin could do with that :)
14:58:32 <ALL CAPS> nice to see Bills steamboat reports ... good year to be working at Norris
14:58:48 <ALL CAPS> i bet he was expecting a gazer-less summer there
14:58:59 <kcmule> @11 yep
14:59:02 <ynpvisitor11> sounds like it is waking up again. Maybe Dave from B will see it Sunday
14:59:16 <ynpvisitor11> thanks kc. That would be a LOT of rain.
14:59:39 <ynpvisitor999®> I've updated the May 4 eruption too now
14:59:48 <ALL CAPS> there ae usually resale tickets to the games..i have not checked
14:59:50 <ynpvisitor11> this time there will be daily observations
15:00:36 <ALL CAPS> with all the homelosses maybe the next game will not sell
15:01:03 <ynpvisitor11> seems like the time to be a fan if you like the Caps
15:04:14 <ALL CAPS> they need a win tho ... soon
15:06:20 <ynpvisitor11> or it could just be over...
15:08:47 <kcmule> Boulder is in flash flood warning, all the radio stations are doing the EBS thing
15:09:33 <ynpvisitor999®> the April 27 Steamboat had a duration of 2½m according to the logger
15:09:43 <ynpvisitor999®> that is, the NPS logger
15:10:00 <ynpvisitor11> I hope it does not flood kc
15:14:10 <kcmule> I raced home to save my plants but ok so far
15:15:13 <ynpvisitor11> 999, the analysis part looks good, yet it is a small graph between a page of STEAMY WOMEN ads, hmmm...not the best link.
15:15:58 <ynpvisitor11> does your analysis say the eruption only lasted 3 1/2 minutes?
15:16:25 <ynpvisitor999®> May 13 one?
15:16:37 <ynpvisitor11> oh, the link you sent says May 4
15:16:42 <ynpvisitor999®> try the link again, if you don't want to see the ads
15:17:03 <ynpvisitor11> the ads will not show the second time? Can you send the link again?
15:17:41 <ynpvisitor11> Kevin got Aurum I see, good day!
15:17:59 <ynpvisitor999®>
15:18:09 <ynpvisitor999®> OF
15:18:23 <ynpvisitor999®> May 13, previous one May 4
15:20:13 <ynpvisitor11> can't get rid of the women, that is a lot of ads.
15:20:32 <ynpvisitor999®> I run an ad blocker so I don't see those ads
15:20:42 <ynpvisitor999®> I'll go with another solution then
15:20:45 <ynpvisitor11> good thing too. I was wondering...
15:20:57 <ynpvisitor11> I downloaded the actual graphs, so I am all good. Thanks
15:21:10 <ynpvisitor999®> alright, fair enough
15:22:59 <ynpvisitor999®> by the way, advertisements are in most cases based on previously-visited websites
15:23:46 <ynpvisitor11> yes, I was thinking of a polite way to say that to you...certainly not my web search
15:24:24 <ynpvisitor999®> ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
15:25:19 <ynpvisitor999®> May 4, better website:
15:26:05 <ynpvisitor999®> May 13, better website:
15:26:17 <ynpvisitor999®> I hope that helps :D
15:31:00 <Betty> time for sleep, night all
15:32:34 <ynpvisitor11> night Betty
15:39:28 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy ie
15:44:04 <ynpvisitor11>
15:44:11 <ynpvisitor11> live lava video
16:03:48 <Kevin L™> Turban 1802
16:24:20 <Eric> Better live stream
16:24:22 <Eric>
16:27:52 <kcmule> I guess if there's one way to one-up geysers it's a lava fountain, wow
16:35:04 <kcmule> go away watermark
16:50:27 <ALL CAPS> you can see the bursts to the right of .ORG
16:50:34 <ALL CAPS> look likea mudpot
16:50:40 <ALL CAPS> very big hot mudpot
16:55:06 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand is taking its time
16:55:35 <ynpvisitor41> This live is absolutely insane "Kilauea Lava Flow Activity In Lower Puna"
16:55:41 <ynpvisitor41> This live video
16:58:42 <ynpvisitor41> Video Eric posted
16:59:25 <ynpvisitor999®> OF ns
17:00:05 <ynpvisitor999®> what are all those lightning-like noises?
17:00:26 <ynpvisitor41> Huge explosions
17:01:15 <ynpvisitor41>
17:02:38 <ynpvisitor999®> so basically trapped organic gases exploding out of the lava flows?
17:03:16 <ynpvisitor999®> thanks for the video link, by the way :)
17:09:58 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
17:12:26 <ALL CAPS> watermark is gone
17:12:50 <ynpvisitor999®> good
17:12:59 <kcmule> almost sounds a little like Norris at times
17:17:43 <ynpvisitor87> Hey, it's Jimbo again
17:18:28 <ynpvisitor999®> 9m for Grand now
17:18:28 <Jimbo at night> Live video in this blog post:
17:18:48 <ynpvisitor999®> also, 22 fissures now at Kilauea
17:21:13 <ynpvisitor999®> end of 1st burst it seems
17:22:45 <ynpvisitor999®> and end of eruption too
17:27:39 <ynpvisitor999®> T1Q | 11m30s
18:36:01 <Kevin L™> Big steam downbasin
18:36:16 <Kevin L™> Probably Grotto
18:51:32 <Kevin L™> And it's a Good Knight!
18:52:54 <ynpvisitor27> Need 1 more?
18:54:41 <ynpvisitor27> I find it hard to believe a team from Vegas is beating a team from Canada. World out of kilter!
19:02:22 <Kevin L™> One more to advance 5 more for the Cup! Who would have guessed?
20:16:33 <ynpvisitor25> The team is not from Vegas. They just happen to play in Vegas.
20:17:08 <ynpvisitor25> I would venture their roster has a few Canadians on it!
20:23:56 <Kevin L™> Basically they were mostly "misfits" that were banished to an expansion team. :)
20:42:10 <ynpvisitor86> beehive?
20:43:09 <Kevin L™> Think so. At least we can see it!
20:56:07 <Kevin L™> Good Knight