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flourbug
04-23-2009, 02:53 PM
I brought my sister to the Dr today. While there, the nurse received a phone call from a relative who lives just outside of Yellowstone National Park. They told her Yellowstone has been closed and the area around the park is being evacuated. The nurse is well aware of the seriousness of such an eruption, she grew up in the area. The nurses relative claimed TPTB are keeping information "hush hush" so as not to cause a panic, but as word spreads people are leaving.

I am looking for info online now and so far I haven't seen anything to indicate any closing abnormal activity. I figured I would throw this out to our members to see if any of you can find out about it.

rc
04-23-2009, 03:04 PM
Most of the entrances don't open until May. The ones that would be open now would only have been open for a week or so.

If the normal opening schedule isn't being followed, it's more likely because of snow on the roads, rather than the volcano getting ready to blow.

Samen
04-23-2009, 03:04 PM
Web Cam

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http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/oldfaithfulcam.htm

More
http://www.yellowstone-natl-park.com/northcamswide.htm

A.T. Hagan
04-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Too many people online who live in the general area of Yellowstone for it to stay secret more than an hour or two if it was possible eruptive activity for being the reason the park was closed.

.....Alan.

flourbug
04-23-2009, 03:16 PM
I've been looking all over for something to substantiate what she said, and so far all I come up with is Yellowstone being QUIET.

I was there when she answered the phone. I overheard her talking to her relatives and asked her what was going on. I wonder if its a wild rumor going around out there?

BirdGuano
04-23-2009, 03:27 PM
I was there when she answered the phone. I overheard her talking to her relatives and asked her what was going on. I wonder if its a wild rumor going around out there?

Sometimes they close areas for gas accumulation from the vents, but in the age of text messaging, they wouldn't keep a large scale evacuation quiet for very long.

BirdGuano
04-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Active public safety CAD events for national forests
and parks:

http://www.wildcad.net/WildWebList.asp

flourbug
04-23-2009, 03:36 PM
I'm beginning to think someone just wanted a Florida vacation. ;)

rc
04-23-2009, 03:38 PM
Again, the north and west entrances were only scheduled to open last week, and the other entrances are still closed, as they normally are during the winter.

I suspect someone heard that the park was closed, and by the time it got to the nurse in another state, it had turned into an apocolyptic event.

BirdGuano
04-23-2009, 03:42 PM
I'm beginning to think someone just wanted a Florida vacation. ;)

I get something similar from my Canadian friends every February. :D

Sonny
04-23-2009, 05:03 PM
I would think a Yellowstone eruption would be preceded by intense seismic activity, thats automatically reported on the USGS web site no?
But I could be wrong

Sonny
04-23-2009, 05:15 PM
On the other hand maybe it's a politic slap at that republican minority senator from Louisiana (whats his name) whom criticized obama for supporting the budgeting of volcano monitoring. I'm just saying.


http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/activity/monitoring/
Volcano Monitoring at Yellowstone National Park
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/2001-rbs-lakesatellite_small.jpg (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/2001-rbs-lakesatellite_caption.html) http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/2001-rbs-luggingaseismometer_small.jpg (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/2001-rbs-luggingaseismometer_caption.html) http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/199809-dew-0094_small.jpg (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/199809-dew-0094_caption.html) http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/199609-dew-0075_small.jpg (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/images/199609-dew-0075_caption.html)

The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory monitors volcanic and earthquake unrest in Yellowstone National Park. There are permanent stations that monitor earthquakes, deformation, and hydrologic data in real-time. There are also historic data available from field surveys that are not in real-time. Access to the data is provided below and in the sidebar.

Real-time Data: | Earthquakes (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/activity/monitoring/earthquakes.php) | Deformation (GPS) (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/activity/monitoring/deformation.php) | Hydrologic (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/activity/monitoring/hydrologic.php) |
Non Real-time Data | Leveling | General (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/activity/monitoring/nonrealtime.php) |

rryan
04-23-2009, 05:30 PM
FB--there is a storm heading this way tonight---this time of year they could get a LOT of snow--and RC s correct as well only the north entrance should be open right now- many of the others will nto open for a while yet.