Mount Saint Helens Web Cam
October 1, 2004 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Mount Saint Helens Web Cam provided by the US Forestry Service. Just in case. Also, Valerie Smith's Mount Saint Helens pages, and a comprehensive Mount Saint Helens site from the US geological survey.
posted by carter (18 comments total)
I can see Mt. St. Helens from my office in Portland. I hope it blows while I'm at work!
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 10:32 AM on October 1, 2004

I'll keep my fingers crossed ...
posted by carter at 10:40 AM on October 1, 2004

And she's off!

Direct link to refreshed image. My hosted pic is the initial frame of the event.
posted by mwhybark at 12:12 PM on October 1, 2004

of course as soon as you want it, the thing is offline...
posted by H. Roark at 12:15 PM on October 1, 2004

I haven't been able to get the webcam to load today... anybody have any online alternatives?
posted by crawl at 12:16 PM on October 1, 2004

Looks like they either blocked it or throttled it as soon as traffic ramped.

Watching it on TV, it appears to have been a burp. one steam colum, now dissipating, and an ash cloud falling out to the wets, I think.
posted by mwhybark at 12:26 PM on October 1, 2004

Damn, I knew if I stepped away from my office, the thing would blow. From my view right now, it's all gone. Maybe there will be another one.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:29 PM on October 1, 2004

This erupts? /ducks
posted by davidmsc at 12:29 PM on October 1, 2004

Scroll down, looking right, click on Live Video Under Steam Cloud Rises Above Mt. St. Helens. It's from a plane or the KIRO 7 helicopter.
posted by y2karl at 12:30 PM on October 1, 2004

It's not line--everyone wants to see!
posted by ParisParamus at 12:32 PM on October 1, 2004

Woo hoo!
posted by adampsyche at 12:34 PM on October 1, 2004

As a former employee of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (two summers at the main office down in the other Vancouver), it's the US Forest Service.

Not much more insight other than it's beautiful during the summer as long as there's no steam coming out. If there is steam, and/or an eruption, a lot of hard work building the visitors' centers goes down the tubes as well as a lot of property and maybe some lives. KATU is streaming it live.
posted by calwatch at 12:42 PM on October 1, 2004

argh. column and west.
posted by mwhybark at 12:51 PM on October 1, 2004

Try KGW too.
posted by calwatch at 12:51 PM on October 1, 2004

Thanks calwatch!
posted by crawl at 1:04 PM on October 1, 2004

Video of the eruption.
posted by turbodog at 2:28 PM on October 1, 2004

Excuse me for being probably obnoxious, but this was so I am sharing this with everyone I know.

I work near Mount St. Helens, and I got to fly up in a Cesna and look into the volcano's crater after the eruption.

It was awesome and exciting.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:45 PM on October 1, 2004

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