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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by Midwest Ed » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:12 pm

It looks like the web camera may be out for the winter. December 9th was the last update and prior to that it had been updating every couple of days. I guess I wasn't too far off in my earlier prediction of December 7th.

I was really hoping for a web camera shot during the depths of winter. Maybe when Santa stops at Mott Island tonight he will knock the snow off the solar panel.

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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by Midwest Ed » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:37 pm

Mott Island Webcam has seen a resurrection!

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Link for January 10, 2016
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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by head2north » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:55 am

I would jump off that dock right now in an instant if I could...... I would have to find that sauna and have it cranking first though.

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Post by hooky » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:23 am

Not as much snow as I'd thought there would be.


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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by tree rattt » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:57 pm

Lack of snow this year combined with warm temps,I am betting on early bug hatches!

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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by Midwest Ed » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:56 pm

Paint me shocked (and frozen and covered in at least a little more snow) that the web camera is still hanging in there.

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Just think how easy that trek from Rock Harbor to Moskey Basin would be on cross country skis.
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Post by hooky » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:05 pm

You'd probably still have to beat the paddlers to get a shelter. :D

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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by jrwiesz » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:21 am

Web cam updated.

http://www.nps.gov/mwr/customcf/webcam/ ... arkID=isro

I'll wager no ice bridge this season; maybe, no winter study?
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Post by treeplanter » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:00 pm

jrwiesz wrote:........I'll wager no ice bridge this season; maybe, no winter study?
Winter study is going on right now.


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Post by Midwest Ed » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:12 pm

That's 2 days in a row now the cam picture has updated (today and yesterday). Both showed no ice on Rock Harbor Channel. I think the frequent updates are because there's been enough sunlight to keep the solar panel free of snow and ice and then enough light to charge the batteries.

Are we both thinking how the study deals with no ice on Washington Harbor? I haven't heard or remember how they've dealt with that in the past. They land their ski plane on Washington Harbor. If they were confident it wasn't going to ice over in the next several day they could simply use a float plane (assuming the float plane dock wasn't iced up as they still need to get out of the plane - I wonder if the float plane dock is even left in the water over the winter - it's a simple pontoon affair in Tobin Harbor that probably gets removed.)

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Their most recent post concerns keeping the ski plane from sinking into the slush. The study will go on, it's just matter of how much they will be able to accomplish.
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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by RockRiver » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:59 am

The float plane dock in Tobin Harbor is removed for the winter. When we were there in May 2013, we launched our kayaks there and it was stacked on land. Just a good sized snow bank was at that location.


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Post by treeplanter » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:37 pm

Midwest Ed wrote:.....Their most recent post concerns keeping the ski plane from sinking into the slush. The study will go on, it's just matter of how much they will be able to accomplish.
The Climate Prediction Center's long-range forecast is calling for below normal temps in the Great Lakes area from February 6th to February 14th.

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Post by jrwiesz » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:45 pm

Just not feeling it.

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Phil says early spring.
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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by Midwest Ed » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:09 pm

Ice out in February?

Do they make battery/solar powered deicers for paddles?
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Re: Isle Royale Webcams

Post by Midwest Ed » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:46 pm

The Mott Island Webcam is back. The URL was taken down for a few weeks but there is a new web address back up. It still has a focus/stability issue.
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