Showing logs for date: 2019-01-01
22:00:21 <ynpvisitor36> Happy new year
22:34:00 <ynpvisitor50> Someone is out for the first OF of the year
02:13:29 <ynpvisitor117> It warmed up!
02:14:48 <ynpvisitor117> Or...the temperature gauge is not working. My weather app says it is -38 at OF right now.
02:15:10 <ynpvisitor117> Which is it I wonder?
04:47:00 <ynpvisitor5> OF
04:51:54 <GO FUND ME (11)> Happy New Year
04:57:59 <GO FUND ME (11)> nice morning at -13 so far
05:02:43 <LindaG> Happy New Year!
05:03:42 <Joe> -22 degrees near Thermopolis
05:05:22 <Joe> Happy new Year....frozen in time,,,just beautiful
05:05:29 <GO FUND ME (11)> brrr
05:05:45 <GO FUND ME (11)> needto find a hot spring to soak in .....
05:06:41 <Joe> They are going to get used at 0900 :)
05:09:13 <LindaG> Strangely its 63 degrees here. Weird.
05:10:27 <GO FUND ME (11)> warmhere in VA too....and its been raining again. we blew past our annual rainfall record of 61 inches by over 5" in 2018, thats a big jump
05:10:51 <GO FUND ME (11)> normal is about 40
05:11:54 <LindaG> Rained all day yesterday, clearing now but windy. Not sure inches but we've had about 150 days of rain!
05:12:30 <LindaG> Here's to a drier year!
05:13:33 <GO FUND ME (11)> and wetter out west
05:14:06 <LindaG> Yup, I should be careful what I wish for.
05:17:42 <GO FUND ME (11)> needanother 6" of snow to hide the benches
05:17:59 <GO FUND ME (11)> its been a slow snow season
05:18:38 <LindaG> So what will be the first eruption that we see today?
05:18:54 <Joe> I have 12" to give you, if you will send the trucks and loader
05:19:10 <GO FUND ME (11)> by we, you mean not Joe?
05:19:29 <GO FUND ME (11)> or DaveM
05:19:29 <Joe> It was Old Faithful
05:20:19 <Joe> DaveM got the first this year
05:20:22 <LindaG> Yeah I guess that would be a safe bet either way.
05:23:41 <Joe> almost all the geysers went into hiding for New Years morning
05:24:43 <ynpvisitor117> I bet it’s colder than -13
05:27:37 <Joe> I'm glad I plowed my snow yesterday at +15 deg. today after -22 it might be tough...if I could even get the plow started :)
05:43:37 <GO FUND ME (11)> iwonder if it will be cold enough at West for delayed snowmobile entry
05:43:53 <GO FUND ME (11)> or if anyone can make that decision
05:46:44 <Joe> temperature at West Yellowstone at 0700 was -33 degrees F
05:50:00 <LindaG> Washburn looks pretty
05:51:10 <GO FUND ME (11)> ooh thats cold. they will likely delay snowmobile entry for an hour
05:51:33 <GO FUND ME (11)> busy day for the guides i bet
05:53:20 <GO FUND ME (11)> nice view on VEC cam :)
06:13:43 <ynpvisitor81> Hardy souls
06:17:59 <LindaG> OF
06:20:22 <LindaG> Cant see anything now
06:24:58 <Betty> Happy New Year to all :-)
06:31:41 <LindaG> HNY betty
06:32:08 <Betty> morning Linda
06:32:25 <LindaG> Morning, chilly out there
06:34:28 <Betty> brrr
06:38:21 <GO FUND ME (11)> -14 now
06:39:34 <Joe> WOW I now feel warm We just went up to -20 Deg. F, Almost tee shirt weather :)
06:40:05 <Betty> :-)
06:41:11 <GO FUND ME (11)> timeto have a cup of coffee on the deck
06:41:17 <GO FUND ME (11)> enjoy it Joe
06:42:10 <Joe> West Yellowstone is up to -30, Snowmobiles START YOUR ENGINES! :)
06:44:50 <LindaG> Dont know what I could wear that would get me out in -30, no less on a snowmobile.
06:47:17 <GO FUND ME (11)> i am sure they are selling a lot of hand and foot warmers right now
06:51:45 <Joe2> here is what I see out my North window
06:52:09 <GO FUND ME (11)> theres an alpenguides snowcoach coming in
06:52:47 <GO FUND ME (11)> and another one ... is 0900 the opening time?
06:53:49 <GO FUND ME (11)> nice view - need the selfie of you out there now
06:54:20 <Joe> I think NOT :)
07:13:10 <LindaG> Joe, great view, looks cold
07:14:08 <Joe> It is, but we are all the way up to -15 now :)
07:16:59 <LindaG> Heat wave ⛱
07:52:07 <STS🎉> Happy New Year everyone!
07:52:42 <Betty> same to you :-)
07:52:43 <STS🎉> Lovely viewing we have today :/
07:58:57 <STS🎉> I don’t see the visitors anymore
08:01:08 <Betty> OF ie
08:20:53 <LindaG> They are lining up at the west gate. Brrrr
08:34:38 <LindaG> Castle looks to be going out there, second opinion?
08:37:20 <Joe> castle probably was a major starting hours ago
08:37:48 <LindaG> I entered as ie
08:41:45 <LindaG> Bee is steaming
08:41:54 <Joe> Based on history Castle probably erupted ~5 hours ago,
08:42:26 <Joe> i would mark it as major based on what we see now
08:42:37 <LindaG> Ok
08:45:34 <Joe> The reason I suggest that is if you do not mark it something, GT will not make a prediction when the next eruption is posted
08:46:13 <LindaG> Ok good to know
08:50:36 <LindaG> VEC cam looks cool
08:52:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Sounds like they are having a hot time at the Rose Parade.
08:53:18 <LindaG> HNY kevin
08:53:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Same to you Linda
08:58:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like the float that caught fire was the 150th Transcontinental commemoration float.
08:59:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Railroad.
09:00:59 <Kevin L™🌵> They put the fire out and are using a tow truck to finish the parade with it.
09:07:15 <LindaG> Looking at a trailer right now at parade
09:07:31 <LindaG> *Train
09:18:32 <ynpvisitor117> Castle doesn’t erupt for 5 hrs. If it’s only steam that was seen that is not an eruption, right? Why not just wait until it’s seen erupting to post a time?
09:23:11 <Betty> that´s my opinion too. To call it ie after that long is not ok
09:23:33 <LindaG> Ok I'll delete
09:23:55 <Betty> thx.
09:24:12 <Betty> the prediction time won´t fit anyway
09:30:15 <Joe> now in order for this prediction to be close since Castle is probably a major we may have to post an approximate time based on the 13-14 hour prediction windowThen after GT picks up the prediction delete the entry
09:30:52 <LindaG> Should I have just adjusted the time to 5hrs prior?
09:31:20 <Betty> you may post it with an A
09:32:45 <ynpvisitor14> why the worry about the predictions?
09:33:11 <Betty> OF ie
09:37:01 <Joe> Many people use the predictions as a guide of when to look for a geyser especially when operating the cam, which we are not at the present :(
09:40:37 <Joe> I entered an A on Castle at 0530 Gt changed the prediction, I then deleted my entry
09:42:25 <LindaG> Thx, sorry for confusion
09:43:17 <ynpvisitor6> but if Castle minored, then it isn't even predictable
09:43:27 <Joe> no problem Linda,
09:44:26 <Joe> a minor for Castle creates a prediction of 8 hours +/- 4 hours
09:45:57 <Joe> Based on time this could be a minor, but castle does not steam like that after a minor so it is not
09:54:38 <ynpvisitor103> Lake finally looks iced over
09:55:50 <GO FUND ME (11)> whatsitsusual freeze date?
09:58:34 <Joe2> In winter, ice nearly 3 ft (0.91 m) thick covers much of the lake except where shallow water covers hot springs. The lake freezes over by early December and can remain frozen until late May or early June.
10:00:07 <Joe2> Wikipedia
10:00:13 <ynpvisitor103> it did not freeze this year until this week
10:00:24 <ynpvisitor103> I saw video taken just the other day of open water
10:00:40 <GO FUND ME (11)> looksnicely snow covered now
10:01:41 <GO FUND ME (11)> i see theres a good layer of snow from the VEC to OF now, i guess the plow isnt clearing it
10:02:30 <ynpvisitor103> it has only snowed about 5 inches since the shutdown
10:02:31 <GO FUND ME (11)> i am going to go over to W Thumb this trip assuming timeline works out
10:49:38 <ynpvisitor45> Daisy ie
11:12:57 <ynpvisitor103> sun has hit the temperature gauge
11:21:24 <ynpvisitor103> big poof
11:21:28 <Betty> OF
11:21:30 <GO FUND ME (11)> of
11:21:56 <ynpvisitor105> All those beeps for just OF?
11:22:09 <ynpvisitor105> I thought it was something important!
11:22:53 <ynpvisitor103> to the frozen bilers it is important
11:23:36 <GO FUND ME (11)> itsthe gazing highlight of the year
11:28:29 <GO FUND ME (11)> isnt Giant supposed to erupt today?
11:28:54 <ynpvisitor105> That is so last year. Go Giantess
11:29:30 <GO FUND ME (11)> GO SPLENDID
11:34:47 <GO FUND ME (11)> GHG5
12:28:48 <Joe> is that bulger
12:29:47 <GO FUND ME (11)> probably
13:02:57 <GO FUND ME (11)> clearing up now
13:03:10 <ynpvisitor88> Yay
13:22:09 <GO FUND ME (11)> grand
13:22:16 <GO FUND ME (11)> ie
13:22:29 <Betty> just started
13:23:13 <LindaG> Spikes yay
13:24:25 <Joe> 1521:13
13:29:13 <Joe> 8min
13:31:13 <Joe> 10min
13:33:13 <Joe> 12min
13:34:07 <GO FUND ME (11)> which burst are we on?
13:34:15 <Joe> 1
13:35:42 <Joe> Daisy
13:36:05 <GO FUND ME (11)> is that the second burst?
13:37:42 <GO FUND ME (11)> lake cam looks nice
13:38:19 <Betty> enjoy BH, night all
13:38:37 <LindaG> Night betty
13:38:46 <Joe> night Betty
13:38:49 <GO FUND ME (11)> night Betty
14:23:59 <GO FUND ME (11)> fluffy
14:28:13 <ynpvisitor90> Lion looks happy
14:44:07 <ynpvisitor103> temp will be dropping now
14:46:02 <Joe> we are already down to -2 deg f
14:49:34 <GO FUND ME (11)> did you get above zero?
14:49:56 <Joe> got to +3
14:50:06 <GO FUND ME (11)> nice
14:59:07 <ynpvisitor103> it's that time of year, winter.
15:00:33 <ynpvisitor103> This front was very brief. Warming up by weekend.
15:00:59 <ynpvisitor103> cloudy out now, that will keep it warmer.
15:04:20 <LindaG> F&m?
15:04:20 <GO FUND ME (11)> UNNG 5
15:04:51 <GO FUND ME (11)> not seeing enough steam down there
15:07:42 <ynpvisitor103> F & M would be big at this temp
15:09:38 <LindaG> Ok thx
15:19:04 <ynpvisitor103> no Bee or Lion before dark, alas
15:22:55 <ynpvisitor29> Dave broke BH
15:30:42 <GO FUND ME (11)> where is Dave? sleeping off all the holiday rush?
15:48:30 <GO FUND ME (11)> Lion mad eit
16:04:59 <STS> Not as cold there tonight
16:08:02 <STS> Haven't seen any preplay from OF yet
16:11:07 <STS> OF
16:15:24 <STS> Looked to be at least a medium IMO
16:49:24 <ynpvisitor105> dark bee
16:49:29 <Casey> somebody has better eyes than me
16:50:31 <Kitt> oh good, had to get it to live streaming
16:50:46 <Joe> 8min so far
16:51:09 <Kitt> it is a heatwave here Joe
16:51:09 <Joe> Hi Kitt
16:51:18 <Kitt> I think it is 3 degrees outside
16:51:29 <Kitt> Beehive
16:51:31 <Joe> we are -6
16:52:11 <Joe> I'm glad I got the text off
16:53:02 <ynpvisitor51> Thanks
16:53:41 <Joe> at least we see BEE :)
16:53:50 <Kitt> that is bee correct, not lion
16:54:21 <Joe> yes beeLion in ~ 30 min
16:54:42 <Kitt> ok
16:55:35 <Joe> Lion ini was 1 hour 12 min ago
16:55:37 <Kitt> Happy New Year
16:55:57 <Joe> same to you
16:56:50 <Joe> 1hour nine min my math is bad
16:57:16 <Joe> Bee excitement
16:58:14 <LindaG> Thx for txxt
16:58:23 <Joe> yw
16:58:43 <LindaG> Tail end I guess
16:58:56 <ynpvisitor57> Nice evening eruption
16:58:56 <Joe> Castle i think
16:59:20 <LindaG> Looks like
16:59:25 <Joe> yes
16:59:40 <LindaG> Well at least I caught that
17:01:26 <Joe> with our correction today castle pretty close to prediction
17:02:04 <LindaG> I was just looking at that,, great job
17:02:21 <Joe> Graham has taught me much about Castle
17:02:41 <ynpvisitor51> A bit of honey for the Sugar Bowl.
17:02:52 <Joe> yes
17:03:40 <LindaG> It's always deceiving to me. So much steaming going g o .
17:03:56 <LindaG> *Goi g on
17:04:06 <LindaG> Keyboard broke
17:05:13 <Joe> A year or so ago Graham practically beat castles characteristics into my head
17:05:58 <GO FUND ME (11)> uhoh what did i do?
17:06:18 <ynpvisitor51> You shouldn’t buy keyboards from Dave Linda
17:06:25 <Joe> taught me a lot about Castle
17:07:18 <Joe> Lion?
17:07:23 <LindaG> Joe's correction to castle this morning ing worked out great
17:07:42 <GO FUND ME (11)> ok, i missed that
17:07:47 <GO FUND ME (11)> Lion
17:07:49 <LindaG> He was giving you credit graham
17:08:15 <ynpvisitor51> It is Knight time!
17:08:35 <GO FUND ME (11)> thanks Joe :)
17:08:46 <GO FUND ME (11)> good luck knighties
17:08:57 <LindaG> Is this Kevin under cover or another knight fan?
17:09:04 <Joe> yw your a good teacher
17:09:15 <ynpvisitor51> Playing the Kings.
17:09:42 <ynpvisitor51> 51 kind of fits this area...
17:11:35 <GO FUND ME (11)> time to quit for me ... GO GIANT, GO STEAMBOAT
17:11:49 <GO FUND ME (11)> goodnight
17:11:52 <LindaG> Night
17:12:28 <ynpvisitor51> Good Knight
17:15:28 <Joe> Castle appears to be a major
17:18:12 <Joe> Knight everyone
17:22:09 <LindaG> Good night
17:36:16 <ynpvisitor79> OF ie at 19:35
19:14:56 <ynpvisitor38> Ol' Fluffly in performance mode