The "Cabin Cams"
The NWS Time-Lapse sequences:
We greatly appreciate the NWS posting these (and many other) cameras on their web site.
The WA7X camera(s) are labeled as "East of Fairview" on the NWS page. Note that the sequences may not be updated at night. (It's dark - and there's nothing to see, anyway...)
The other NWS-provided time-lapse isn't as easy to find on the NWS page and is labled as the
How do I save the picture that I see?
If there was a picture that you had to have but missed, it may be possible to pull it from the archive. You can send a note to the email address below to request the picture, but you must know the exact date and time, which camera it was, and what it was about the picture that you found so interesting.
How is the cabin connected to the internet full-time?
It may not be obvious at first glance, but this cabin is located in a remote location in Central Utah. While there is commercial power at the location, the nearest telephone line is miles away. Additionally, a full-time internet connection isn't always practical even if there is a telephone line.
The answer is that the connection is made via a VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) satellite connection. This involves a transmit/receive terminal located at the remote site. If you wish to know more about VSAT - or if you just have some questions about what you see here- you can send an email to Glen.
The "North" Cam is a remotely controllable
camera that has pan
(but no zoom) capability. Its image quality and low-light
aren't really great, and it will be pointed at wherever it had been
the last time the remote control feature had been used.
Within the field of view of this camera is
snowstick. Because this camera can be remotely controlled, there
is no guarantee that it will actually be pointed in a
direction where one can see the snowstick.
If the pictures and/or the weather page doesn't look as though it has changed since the last time you looked at it, try hitting the REFRESH or RELOAD button on your browser
Misc pictures and videos:
In several of the scenes on the above links you can see the sky light up to a "normal" daylight blue color - at midnight!: If one of those frames were taken by itself, you wouldn't know that it was midnight from the "look" of the picture alone!Other pictures/videos:
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