In the next few days we’ll be launching an updated site design. You can review here at the /blog link from the current site. The new site has auto-updating images so you can leave the site up and watch the weather change through the day. It also launches the new downtown Boulder cam located at Galvanize and supported by OpenSnow.com.
Access to the cam archives and timelapse for each camera should be improved. You can easily click through the archive gallery now and the calendar selector should make it easier to go back to view days in the past.
I’d love to hear feedback on the new layout or other ideas for the site. If anyone has a good location around Boulder county I’m interested in setting up more live cams.
The old wireless bridge for the boulder flatiron cam failed again. We installed a new Apple Airport Express today and things seem to be humming along now.
The new downtown Boulder cam has been having issues with the heat. It has to be sent back the manufacturer again to have the image processing board replaced. I hope to have it back by later next week.
I’ve been working with the great team at the Galvanize west Pearl location and the West End Plaza building in Boulder to set up a new view of Boulder. Joel from Opensnow.com has also helped support launching the new cam.
Installation was not easy as we had to coordinate getting ethernet and power on the roof, fabricate a mount that did not penetrate the roof, get the camera set up and focused (still an issue) and then had to replace the camera hardware. The cam will be added to the Boulder Flatiron cam site with timelapse but for now the image is available on this post. Enjoy the new view!
The host of the original Boulder Flatiron cam in Louisville has recently rebuilt his home network. The camera had been working fine but for some reason on Friday it stopped sending images. It looks like this may take a visit to troubleshoot.
We’re close to launching a new cam in downtown Boulder. It’s a nice change of perspective compared to the current cams in Louisville and Superior. Here’s a preview of the new image.
The camera survived the endless rain of early September but has suffered some network issues in October. The cam is running on a new wireless bridge to the main wifi network. I’m still trying to diagnose why the picture seems to stop for periods every so often. Hopefully we can get it cleared up soon, but it’s working most of the time for now.
My youngest son and I got a self portrait and some shots of the new home while working on the cam one day.
A lot of people have written asking about the barns that have appeared in the webcam view. The barns are part of a new home being built to the southwest of the webcam view. The property has been under development for several years. Back in 2009, a new fence was being built on the north side of the property. The barns stand in a field that was once caught being mowed on the timelapse. The property has been under construction since the first days of the Boulder Flatiron Cam, as seen with the construction container from early 2009.
Barns going up in April of 2013, the view won’t be the same but they are nice buildings.
house going up
Lots of monsoon moisture the past few weeks in Boulder! We even saw a flash flood warning today. I caught this nice sunset from July 31st, ending the great summer month of July. A few of the other photos in the archive are also very nice.
I’m a bit behind on this post, but back in late June there was a tremendous lighting storm over Boulder and Louisville in the evening. So much lighting that even with the 30 second refresh rate I was able to snag a photo of a lightning bolt from the Superior cam. The archives don’t capture night shots but sometimes you’ll see some interesting moon shots, lights or lightning.
Thought I’d post this from the early May snow storm. Someone used a couple BFC images for the funny section of Reddit. It was one of the top posts for the day.
Wednesday morning was a really spectacular sunrise. The mountains were coated in 12-14″ of new snow and there was a short window of bright sun.
March 26 was a good snow and a nice sunrise also. Luckily, the snow melts really fast this time of year!