Did you miss us? Never knew we were gone? The Forest Service web server was taken offline Tuesday night because of technical and security issues. It just came back online. The impact upon the VolcanoCams was split 50/50. The ClassicCam continued to have images posted to the web site because the images actually reside within a "cloud." That cloud was not taken offline. On the other hand, the VolcanoCamHD images are only made available from the web server, and those images could not be updated. That's why the VolcanoCamHD images appeared "stuck' even at night.
Our public thanks to the systems administrators is Washington, DC, for all their work, especially so while the Washington, DC sweats under record heat right now.
This is the month summer begins. We also expect snow showers for the first week of the month. Considering views of Mount St. Helens were less than spectacular last month, we have fingers crossed that winter is finally over.