Showing logs for date: 2019-02-28
22:55:30 <Joe> 0051 camera is down
23:02:08 <Joe> 0101 cam is up
02:39:09 <Joe> camera has been down and up a few times through the night
02:39:51 <Joe> down now
03:18:16 <Joe> 0508 cam back up
04:07:46 <LindaG> Good morning
04:12:41 <LindaG> Looks like steam out by bee
04:23:08 <LindaG> Lots of steam
04:24:22 <LindaG> Bee?
04:24:33 <LindaG> Yup
04:25:16 <LindaG> I'll e
04:25:18 <LindaG> Nter
04:25:29 <LindaG> I'll enter
04:25:40 <Joe> lion?
04:26:12 <LindaG> Hmmm I think bee
04:26:36 <LindaG> Over trees
04:27:43 <LindaG> There it is
04:28:06 <LindaG> Darn lighting
04:28:09 <Sam> Good morning all
04:28:43 <Sam> Oh! Nice to start off with Bee
04:29:19 <LindaG> You lucked out
04:29:32 <Sam> Sure did. Grand should be next.
04:29:45 <Sam> If we can see it.
04:30:50 <LindaG> Right now I think we could, sorta
04:32:00 <LindaG> Daisy?
04:32:26 <LindaG> Hard to see
04:32:46 <Sam> Yeah, I can't tell
04:34:03 <Sam> The interval doesn't make a whole lot of sense though. But I guess Daisy's times have been a little unusual lately.
04:35:00 <LindaG> Definitely a white column but what hmm
04:35:26 <Sam> You could always enter with a ?
04:36:03 <LindaG> It's sort of due
04:36:21 <Sam> I can enter it and put you as an observer
04:36:26 <LindaG> Gone now inthink it was
04:37:28 <Sam> And there's Grand
04:41:41 <LindaG> Ok we're done for the day πŸ˜‰
04:41:58 <Sam> :)
04:42:29 <Sam> Some interesting activity on the OF seismo
04:43:27 <Sam> Especially yesterday
04:43:59 <LindaG> Inwonder if plows were out
04:46:19 <Sam> Only 2 EQs reported yesterday so who really knows haha
04:48:55 <LindaG> It continues now
04:53:10 <Sam> Weird
04:53:39 <LindaG> My seismo keeps alternatin
04:54:02 <LindaG> Now it's on 2/27 1600
04:54:30 <Sam> Yeah, that's what mine is doing
04:56:29 <LindaG> Now 13:30
04:56:51 <Sam> We broke it
04:57:05 <Sam> Probably me because I mentioned it :)
04:57:09 <LindaG> Malfunction I think
04:57:41 <LindaG> Its not on today
05:17:24 <BWaggs> Morning
05:17:47 <BWaggs> LindaG, get any snow down there last night Linda?
05:17:54 <LindaG> BWaggs, good morning
05:18:18 <LindaG> No. You had some?
05:19:03 <BWaggs> yes, a light coating... going away fast now that the Sun is up
05:19:38 <LindaG> Looks nice out, thank goodness, sick of gray skies
05:20:13 <BWaggs> :)
05:26:07 <LindaG> OF ie
05:26:33 <LindaG> Better on static
05:37:19 <LindaG> Gotta go, enjoy
06:14:32 <Rhenium Again?> This is becoming a rather impressive amount of snow
06:19:06 <ynpvisitor45> looks like there might be a break coming up for a few days tho
06:20:35 <Rhenium Again?> Has to end sometime, right?
06:22:07 <Bill> We're under a winter weather advisory until Sat apparently
06:23:58 <CraigC> unfortunate for the people, but good for the ecosystem, no?
06:26:49 <Bill> Yeah we were WAY under average prior to this
06:27:37 <Rhenium Again?> Yes, this is very likely a good thing for the park
06:27:47 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
06:30:12 <Joe> castle ie
06:47:27 <ynpvisitor117> was castle a minor?
06:49:08 <Joe> waiting for a better view, but it did look major
06:50:32 <ynpvisitor117> steam blends in well with clouds
06:50:56 <Sam> Lovely shade of gray on gray
06:51:45 <Joe> snowblower ie
06:53:21 <ynpvisitor117> brief pause & new burst
07:03:35 <Joe> of
07:46:38 <ynpvisitor533> Seismos down?
07:47:23 <ynpvisitor533> Noticing YNM hasnt updated since 1230 MST 2-27
07:51:24 <Rhenium Again?> OK, we can see you!
07:53:41 <ynpvisitor113> My YNM shows data through 1612 of yesterday
07:54:41 <ynpvisitor113> Just refreshed and now it only shows through 1412
07:54:47 <ynpvisitor113> How odd
07:55:36 <ynpvisitor113> Now the 1612 is back! Something is up!
08:00:56 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Another fun snow day. :P
08:02:00 <Joe> yes, best view of the day :)
08:02:47 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> My daughter was pretty excited that she got sun yesterday.
08:08:30 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> We were looking at the figures on the hot laps for the race we are going to today. They hit 138mph on a half mile dirt oval!
08:10:10 <Joe> have not seen Dave from B on here yesterday or today
08:10:32 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I was just wondering about that myself.
08:10:58 <Joe> I hope he is doing ok
08:11:40 <CraigC> he posted a picture of himself at home with his sling, on Facebook last night
08:12:21 <Joe> tks Craig
08:13:01 <Joe> lion
08:13:03 <CraigC> I'm looking at it now, he has his two dogs laying on him, and has a hufe smile
08:13:09 <CraigC> huge
08:13:36 <Joe> just a lion roar
08:14:21 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I would roar in this weather too.
08:18:32 <Sam> LOL Kevin
08:18:42 <Sam> I'm ready for nice weather again
08:19:05 <Sam> It's been terribly cold and snowy here lately. And it's supposed to get even colder this weekend
08:19:52 <Joe> that darn groundhog lied
08:19:59 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> It's kind of funny. We enjoy Winter months here and dread Summer.
08:20:26 <Sam> I'd love a Wyoming summer
08:20:49 <Sam> Not as much humidity :)
08:21:52 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Wyoming summer would be fine with me too.
08:22:36 <Joe> Wyoming summers are great, but things have been white here since before thanksgiving
08:28:28 <Joe> people off bw?
08:28:54 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Dave says he is doing fine and working from home since he can't drive with one hand. They seem to do that all the time here.
08:29:25 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Hard to tell with the snow. May be on the edge.
08:30:42 <Joe> yep, your right, tks for info on Dave
08:31:39 <Eric> Morning
08:31:50 <Joe> hi Eric
08:31:56 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Hi Eric. You clearing up?
08:32:04 <Eric> Hi Joe & Kevin
08:32:11 <Eric> Yep, it's sunny and cold here
08:32:21 <Eric> Looks like clear skies for the next 5-7 days!
08:33:49 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Would you believe we have rain forecast for tomorrow morning?
08:34:15 <Eric> Yep...Cali has been getting smashed, not surprised it's extended over to you
08:34:55 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Just in time for Nascar. Quickest way to make rain. Schedule a race.
08:35:06 <Eric> yep
08:35:10 <Eric> OF
08:35:18 <Eric> pretty much true for any outdoor sport
08:38:15 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I will be at the track later today and tomorrow evening. Looks like great weather for then. Probably will rain out the Xfinity qualifying but I am sure they will get the race in.
08:38:54 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Supposed to be mid 70's today. Hard to believe last week it was snowing.
08:44:27 <Eric>'s that time of year
08:56:37 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> What happened?
08:57:00 <Eric> Weather went to crap.
08:57:07 <LindaG> I know I thought I just looked and it was clear
08:57:08 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> So much for a good view
08:57:20 <Katie> What the hell. It was good just one minute ago.
08:57:29 <LindaG> Hopefully it will blow through
08:57:34 <LindaG> Quickly
08:57:55 <Eric> Yep, static change from one frame clear, to next frame socked in.
08:58:16 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> That is the fastest I have ever seen it change.
08:58:18 <Eric>
08:58:29 <Eric>
08:58:37 <LindaG> I thought I was imagining things lol
08:58:58 <Eric> You don't want to be stuck out in that blizzard!
08:59:31 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I have had thunderstorms come up quickly like that when I was in the basin.
09:00:31 <Eric> Yep...this seems just like that, but with snow
09:01:09 <Katie> After much debate, we have decided not to drive to LV this weekend. Booked a flight, coughing up the $$ for last minute purchase.
09:02:04 <Rhenium Again?> Snow squall
09:02:17 <GO SPRING> even though the sign is still not completely covered on VEC cam it's time for it to melt
09:03:08 <LindaG> It's not listening to you 😊
09:03:10 <Joe> enough is enough
09:03:26 <LindaG> Really, hi joe
09:03:44 <Joe> hi Linda
09:04:17 <Eric> I am worried that memorial day is still going to have the back country sealed up with snow banks!
09:04:58 <Eric> Guess snowmobile tour operators will be happy...they can keep running tours into the spring!
09:05:21 <Katie> Except they can't...
09:05:57 <Eric> Ohh, do they have to shutdown once the park closes?
09:06:18 <ynpvisitor52> they start plowing roads then
09:06:23 <Joe> yes, unless YNP experiences an unusual heat wave memorial day will be white
09:06:35 <Katie> They have set dates when roads are closed to over-snow vehicles and plowing work gets underway.
09:07:14 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> March 15th is last day.
09:07:46 <Eric> I assume the only backcountry restrictions there are will be bear management and if roads are open to the location you are trying to get to once the park is back open.
09:08:00 <Eric> That should be a question mark at the end
09:11:40 <Katie> That assumption is correct. Most BMA's end Memorial Day Weekend. Pelican Creek is the exception - it's later.
09:13:17 <Eric> Thanks Katie!
09:13:33 <Eric> I assume they might go long if bears hibernate longer due to snow?
09:14:07 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> They will be hungry and looking for the slowest hiker.
09:18:00 <LindaG> The old joke
09:18:31 <ynpvisitor52> I bet we will be hearing bear sightings pretty soon
09:18:39 <LindaG> ,Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅, the old joke, I dont have to be the fastest, just faster than you. Lol
09:19:18 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Memorial Day weekend I will be watching the races.
09:19:40 <ynpvisitor34> bear management closures will not extend unless bears have been sighted in the area
09:20:35 <ynpvisitor34> With a little help from rain in May a lot of the snow will disappear
09:21:00 <LindaG> Looks like LC and lions thinking about it
09:21:05 <ynpvisitor52> there might be a lot of winterkill this spring
09:21:12 <Katie> No. Dates are set. And the bears won't hibernate longer anyway. They'll come out and feast on winterkill. They might close certain trail temporarily due to carcasses or whatnot, but the entire BMA won't remain closed.
09:21:32 <ynpvisitor34> It was a really easy winter up until a week ago
09:22:04 <ynpvisitor52> UGB has been closed due to carcasses in the past
09:22:17 <ynpvisitor34> There is not a crust on the snow. Winterkill from snow will not be baf
09:22:23 <ynpvisitor34> Bad
09:23:09 <LindaG> Here it comes again
09:23:15 <Katie> I thought there had been enough "warmish" periods to crust, but I haven't made a trip this winter.
09:24:06 <ynpvisitor34> Spring might kill a few if the grasses do not green up in time
09:24:49 <ynpvisitor52> There will be a crust after it warms up
09:25:20 <Sam> Wow, it's really coming down
09:25:23 <ynpvisitor34> There will be a lot of them on the roads this spring, that’s for sure
09:27:19 <ynpvisitor52> remember the big snows of the past it was hard on them, they couldn't get off the road due to the bg berms
09:28:47 <Kat> Wow! That's some snow!!
09:28:50 <Katie> 5 years ago today, a woman in Missoula died in an avalanche. IN Missoula. The conditions now are set up about the same. Sheriff's Office just issued a warning about staying off Mount Jumbo. Last time it was triggered by people that humped up the hill and were snowboarding down.
09:29:51 <Katie> A new home is now being built in the spot where the house was in which the woman died. 5 people were initially buried, including 2 children, but the others were found in time.
09:30:38 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> That is sad. Dumb to build in the same spot.
09:30:50 <LindaG> That reminds me the old faithful seismo has a problem. Its not current and was alternating views this morning g, probably still is.
09:30:55 <Katie> One thing about Missoula - so many people are skiers or sledders that have avalanche probes (including me). Hundreds of people showed up with probes within minutes.
09:33:25 <LindaG> Seems like lion back there, hard to see
09:33:32 <ynpvisitor34> Hard to believe they gave a new building permit for the same place
09:34:05 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> You may be right Linda.
09:34:22 <LindaG> I think so
09:34:42 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Yep
09:34:53 <LindaG> πŸ‘
09:35:12 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Amazed you got that!
09:35:43 <LindaG> It was just a little whiter πŸ˜‰
09:36:32 <LindaG> Guess it should be an ini?
09:36:41 <Rhenium Again?> Whiter shade of pale
09:36:49 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> With the duration it may be initial.
09:37:05 <Katie> It seems odd to me, too - but there are other houses all around it, so...??? she happened to be in the part of the house that got crushed when it happened. The two children (siblings - brother & sister) had been outside in their yard. They were found at the edge, they had been "carried" by the avalanche, but not buried too deep. One of them actually "swam" to the surface.
09:37:36 <Katie> And he knew to check which way was up, thankfully (sometimes avalanches victims "swim" the wrong way - can't tell which way is up).
09:38:18 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> That has to be disorienting.
09:41:15 <LindaG> 7 mins since I mentioned so I'll enter as ini
09:41:39 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Sound good to me.
09:43:08 <LindaG> Daisy?
09:43:25 <Betty> no, Betty
09:44:03 <Betty> looks a lot like Daisy to me
09:44:13 <Betty> morning all
09:44:39 <LindaG> Yay 2 for 2
09:44:56 <LindaG> Good morning
09:45:07 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Hi Betty
09:56:53 <LindaG> Old faithful seismomseems to be fixed
09:57:14 <Joe> grand
09:57:32 <Eric> Yerp
09:58:00 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Very short interval.
09:58:41 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I found you a website Ryan:
09:59:06 <Ryan> canaries?
09:59:07 <Ryan> oh
09:59:11 <Ryan> gee thanks haha
10:00:19 <LindaG> Wow grand up close, it's been a while
10:01:15 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Nice to catch a few of them
10:01:58 <Eric>
10:02:42 <Joe> the 0021 was a short interval also
10:02:45 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I was surprised how much they cost. Ran across that looking for chicken stuff.
10:03:01 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Could be a 5 grand day
10:04:50 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Think we are losing the view
10:07:40 <Eric> Got my new microspikes yesterday! I will be ready even if this snow sticks around through memorial day :-D
10:08:59 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Studded snow boots?
10:09:27 <Eric> I can put them on any of my shoes/boots, 19 stainless steel spikes about 1.5 cm long
10:10:22 <Eric>
10:10:57 <Eric> They are kind of on the cheap end of the spikes, but figured I would give them a try as only a few of the high end companies sell spikes in a size 15 :-D
10:11:20 <Joe> of
10:13:06 <ynpvisitor72> Those look like they will be hard on boardwalks.
10:15:05 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Someone fell down.
10:17:08 <Eric> You don't wear them on the BW unless you have ice/snow under you.
10:17:21 <Eric> They are mostly for trail hiking.
10:21:20 <ynpvisitor65> We better start calling Eric the Mountain Man
10:22:29 <Joe> at 6'4" he is a mountain of a man
10:23:57 <Joe> hi DAVE
10:24:03 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> He lives!
10:24:18 <Dave from home> Hi joe and Kevin
10:24:24 <Joe> :thumbsup::thumbsup:
10:25:26 <Joe> how was pt?
10:25:28 <Dave from home> Tuesday afternoon and night wasn’t fun but I’m doing great now
10:26:08 <Dave from home> PT was painful but I made good progress
10:26:18 <Joe> yes when the nerv block wears off...
10:26:24 <Betty> hi Dave
10:26:32 <Joe> nerve*
10:26:33 <Betty> hi Joe
10:26:45 <Joe> hi Betty
10:27:29 <Dave from home> Hi Betty
10:28:24 <Dave from home> I can’t believe the snow all over the region
10:30:01 <Joe> "spring time in the rockies"
10:30:34 <Dave from home> They start plowing YNP roads tomorrow!
10:31:30 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Why?
10:32:20 <Dave from home> To get ready for April opening
10:32:48 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Like trying to dry off while you are still in the shower.
10:45:32 <LindaG> Lion again I think
10:45:47 <Betty> yup
10:45:49 <LindaG> Yup
10:45:50 <Joe> yep
10:45:53 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Think you are right
10:46:36 <Katie> Well, we've had one urban avalanche today now. Just hours after urgent warning. No injuries reported.
10:46:55 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Not good.
10:47:58 <Eric> guys need some howitzers!
10:48:08 <Eric> Kevin can probably help with that.
10:48:16 <Katie> Same area as last one - not same spot, but same area.
10:48:31 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I do know how to aim them.
10:48:54 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> We have a mortar but it only shoots coke cans.
10:49:23 <Dave from home> Katie where was the avalanche?
10:50:30 <LindaG> Hi Dave glad you are progressing
10:50:44 <Katie> Rattlesnake neighborhood. 1100 Harrison - near the Missoula International School. No injuries or significant building damage.
10:50:54 <Katie> Not like 5 years ago, on this very day!
10:51:28 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Boy THAT sounds like a great place to live.
10:51:42 <LindaG> πŸ˜†
10:52:08 <Katie> "At least four reports have come in to 911 reporting seeing unauthorized hikers on the slopes of Mount Jumbo" according to Missoula scanner traffic - that's what triggered the one that killed a woman 5 years ago.
10:52:45 <Katie> (they were hiking up and snowboarding down)
10:53:55 <Dave from home> I know the area well from my college days
10:54:23 <Dave from home> Love greenough park
10:55:09 <Dave from home> Thanks Linda
10:57:00 <Katie> We have close friends on Wylie - about 5 blocks from the where the woman died 5 years ago, but 5 blocks away from the foot of the hill. BUT, there is a smaller slope in their back yard. They are kinda down in a draw.
10:57:44 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Got your snow chains on your keyboard Joe?
10:57:55 <Joe> can't be indy yet can it ?
10:58:29 <Katie> Do you know where the Victorian mansion in the Rattlesnake is? They live down below that on the backside - used to be part of the same property. Gilbert (previous owner of that mansion) bequeathed their place to Terry in his will.
10:58:38 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> I am releasing controls now.
10:58:46 <Joe> indy.
10:58:47 <Joe> .
10:58:50 <Joe> .
10:59:17 <Kevin Lβ„’πŸŒ΅> Go ahead and take it Joe.
10:59:31 <LindaG> Dont see it joe
11:00:18 <Joe> just snow andthe cam moving
11:00:43 <LindaG> Yeah steam from lion
11:01:53 <Dave from home> I don’t remember the mansion
11:10:26 <LindaG> Just wanted to mention that Craig Corless's father passed away. He was 98!
11:11:23 <LindaG> Joe cleared the basin
11:12:08 <Joe> all my hot air did the trick :)
11:12:32 <LindaG> πŸ˜†
11:13:02 <ynpvisitor111> Thanks Linda. I noticed that. Sounds like he was a great man
11:13:22 <LindaG> Yes, led a full life
11:39:33 <Betty> OF
11:39:45 <Betty> teased me
11:49:35 <Joe> lion
11:50:12 <Joe> nope
11:56:26 <Betty> Lion
11:56:52 <Betty> nope again
12:01:39 <Betty> OF
12:17:17 <Rhenium Again?> It hath brightened
12:19:56 <Joe> ddaisy
12:20:05 <Betty> yyes
12:20:14 <Joe> :)
12:23:17 <Betty> :p
12:24:03 <Rhenium Again?> I don't think the brightness will last.
12:27:54 <LindaG> Is that the sun on static?
12:28:04 <LindaG> There's a shadow
12:28:40 <Katie> There are shadows! How 'bout that?!
12:29:06 <LindaG> 😊
12:30:09 <ynpvisitor14> Extremely cold this weekend which means clear skies
12:30:24 <ynpvisitor14> And fog fog fog
12:30:26 <Katie> but windy, so ground blizzards
12:32:09 <LindaG> Gardiner looks nice on static
12:57:42 <LindaG> Going to watch woodcock courtship, enjoy 😊
13:15:19 <Katie> They are telling people to stay out of their back yards in the Rattlesnake for homes that are in a zone - to help mitigate risk of human triggered avalanche.
13:38:27 <Joe> of
13:41:21 <Betty> time to head out, enjoy your evening.
15:13:41 <Sam - laptop> Pretty quiet in here!
15:16:28 <Katie> Boo!
15:16:33 <Sam - laptop> of
15:16:59 <Sam - laptop> Hello Katie! :)
15:24:58 <Katie> It's 31 degrees there! That means there WILL very soon, be a snow crust. We were talking about that earlier today.
15:43:58 <Indigo Spring> skier
15:45:34 <Indigo Spring> are we on a boat?
15:48:21 <Indigo Spring> human
15:48:41 <Indigo Spring> make that humans
16:09:16 <Indigo Spring> human
16:14:07 <ynpvisitor1> Looks like Grand
16:14:28 <ynpvisitor26> Yes it does
16:14:29 <ynpvisitor1> Maybe going for a while, lots of steam when I joined
16:15:15 <LindaG> Looks to be due
16:15:20 <ynpvisitor1> Did Dave's one handed keyboard fail?
16:16:02 <LindaG> Want me to enter or do you want to?
16:16:12 <ynpvisitor1> Not me
16:16:31 <LindaG> I will
16:17:01 <ynpvisitor1> It looks done now. I am sure I saw spikes at 18:14 with delay
16:17:21 <ynpvisitor23> Joe posted it with 1814 start
16:17:36 <LindaG> Oh good
16:17:40 <ynpvisitor23> 1812 there now
16:17:57 <ynpvisitor23> I think it is erupting, just back into the trees
16:18:31 <Joe> grand start 1811
16:18:34 <ynpvisitor23> that's too long a trail of steam for just Vent or Turban
16:18:37 <ynpvisitor1> So be is next?
16:18:53 <ynpvisitor23> so time for a 2nd, not that we could make it out
16:19:02 <LindaG> Bee went at aroundn6am so maybe, maybe not
16:19:17 <ynpvisitor23> I was just going by what you posted Joe, I guess you will be changing that
16:20:07 <Joe> yes i check my recording for exact time when i can
16:21:13 <LindaG> Best view all day
16:22:48 <Joe> then i fat finger the wrong time and have to change that :)
16:23:15 <LindaG> 😊
19:13:52 <ynpvisitor53> Kevin's drive crashed and broke the cam.
20:01:50 <ynpvisitor75> yay cam is working again