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Longs Peak web cam

Postby rmd » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:48 pm

Does anyone know the elevation where the temperature on the Longs Peak web cam is taken? It's about as cold today as I've ever seen it.

http://coloradolivecams.com/colocam-estes5.htm
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:11 pm

I don't know for certain, but I've always been under the impression the camera is somewhere up on/near Twin Sisters (in the odd little floating island of RMNP). I also assume it's near the top, which should put it at around 11,400'

edit: I am also assuming weather measurements are taken AT the camera's location.
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby michaelgrundy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:18 pm

aboynamedmargrette wrote:I don't know for certain, but I've always been under the impression the camera is somewhere up on/near Twin Sisters (in the odd little floating island of RMNP). I also assume it's near the top, which should put it at around 11,400'

edit: I am also assuming weather measurements are taken AT the camera's location.


Thats a lot of assumptions....
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby SilverLynx » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:24 pm

aboynamedmargrette wrote:I don't know for certain, but I've always been under the impression the camera is somewhere up on/near Twin Sisters (in the odd little floating island of RMNP). I also assume it's near the top, which should put it at around 11,400'

edit: I am also assuming weather measurements are taken AT the camera's location.

The power line in the picture makes me think it's next to Highway 7.
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby Dave B » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:00 pm

NPS website wrote:The Longs Peak Webcam has moved to the beautiful Tahosa Valley along Hwy 7.


The exquisite maps of the infamous Dr. Google claim that location to be at approximately 8800 ft.

It was -28 at 9 am in Laramie this morning, I tried hard to link that to a joke about WY meth heads but came up short...
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby ChrisRoberts » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:00 pm

Dave B wrote:It was -28 at 9 am in Laramie this morning, I tried hard to link that to a joke about WY meth heads but came up short...

UW students?
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby tlongpine » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:35 pm

Dave B wrote:
NPS website wrote:The Longs Peak Webcam has moved to the beautiful Tahosa Valley along Hwy 7.


The exquisite maps of the infamous Dr. Google claim that location to be at approximately 8800 ft.

It was -28 at 9 am in Laramie this morning, I tried hard to link that to a joke about WY meth heads but came up short...


It was so cold in Laramie that it wasn't just the meth heads shaking uncontrollably?
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby Jack_E » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:09 am

Beautiful webcam "picture" of Longs right now..
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby Steve Climber » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:13 am

tlongpine wrote:It was so cold in Laramie that it wasn't just the meth heads shaking uncontrollably?


=D> :lol:

So cold the meth heads in rehab are quitting 'frozen' turkey?
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby forbins_mtn » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:40 pm

Cold or not, still looks beautiful. Makes me wanna give it a go this next week. I miss Longs. :(
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby rmd » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:42 pm

Thank you for your answers. I thought it might be at the camera, but it also occurred to me that it might be at the visitor center or some other place (for ease of maintenance, perhaps.)

By the way, I envy those of you who live out there. After the most miserable summer I can remember, the temperature where I live reached 78 today (not a typo.)
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Re: Longs Peak web cam

Postby MuchosPixels » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:03 am

Wow, very cold on wed. in RMNP

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