Before And After Webcams From Brutus

By: Shaun Tanner , 6:01 PM GMT on November 12, 2012

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I admit it, I have a new obsession. Several times a day, I search WunderMap for interesting webcams that tell a weather story. Images from these webcams are graciously given to us by the fantastic Weather Underground community and provide a very valuable resource to determine what the weather is like during major storms. You see, weather stations themselves don't tell the entire story. When a weather station reports that it is 25 degrees outside with heavy snow, one must imagine what the conditions are like on the ground. But, if you have a webcam nearby, one does not need to imagine!

A major Winter storm blew through the western half of the United States beginning Thursday and lasting into the weekend. This storm carried with it some majorly cold air that pushed temperatures to well below freezing in parts of the Intermountain West. Cut Bank, MT reached -17 degrees on Sunday! Any volunteers to move to Cut Bank? Without wasting more of your time, I present to you some images taken last Wednesday before the storm hit compared to the same webcam today. Enjoy!

Glacier National Park

Last Wednesday



Monday



Seeley Lake, MT

Last Wednesday



Monday



Homewood, CA

Last Wednesday



Sunday



I-80 in Sierra Nevadas

Last Wednesday



Monday



Salt Lake City, UT

Last Wednesday



Monday



Varney Bridge, MT

Last Wednesday



Monday

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8. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
5:33 AM GMT on November 22, 2012
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7. SBKaren
2:43 AM GMT on November 21, 2012
Love the before and after photos! I'm familiar with a couple of the areas you posted....Homewood, and I 80 in the Sierras (traveled that road a few times).

I sure hope the critter in the cage in the SLC photo was protected.....that's a lot of snow!

I'm trying to figure out how I got in your blog when I couldn't get in any others....any clue?
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4. MrMixon
11:52 PM GMT on November 13, 2012
Quoting shauntanner:


All you need to do is go to the webcam page and right click on the image you are looking for. Most browsers will let you look at the image url that you can use to import wherever you want!


Thanks, Shaun. But, I'm finding when I visit a webcam page I can see the most recent image, but I cannot seem to navigate to a specific image for a specific date/time. Plus, when I do the right-click trick to grab the URL I end up getting a URL that points to the most recent image, so the image continues to change through time as the webcam records new data. I must be missing something...

Here's an example of my typical method for linking to a webcam. As you can see, this image updates through time rather than showing a specific time like the images in your blog:



Here's the link text I used:

http://icons.wunderground.com/webcamramdisk/u/s/U SUWeather/1/current.jpg?1352850542
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3. Shaun Tanner , Senior Meteorologist (Admin)
9:52 PM GMT on November 12, 2012
Quoting MrMixon:
Neat idea, Shaun! I too am addicted to surfing the webcams on the wundermap. I look forward to seeing before-after pairings for more weather events.

One question: in order to show images from a particular time are you saving them as static images to a new location or is there some way to reference a specific time/date when pointing to a webcam?

Thanks!


All you need to do is go to the webcam page and right click on the image you are looking for. Most browsers will let you look at the image url that you can use to import wherever you want!
2. MrMixon
9:33 PM GMT on November 12, 2012
Neat idea, Shaun! I too am addicted to surfing the webcams on the wundermap. I look forward to seeing before-after pairings for more weather events.

One question: in order to show images from a particular time are you saving them as static images to a new location or is there some way to reference a specific time/date when pointing to a webcam?

Thanks!
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1. whitewabit (Mod)
8:27 PM GMT on November 12, 2012
What a difference a few days make ...
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