The Dickson Range Webcam is mounted 50 feet up a repeater tower, elevation 3500 feet. It is rated to operate to -40 f and will be operating all year long. Images are uploaded every 30 seconds from sunrise to sunset.
The image looks the best in the morning when the sun shines behind the camera. In the late afternoon the sun is in the image and as a result backlighting occurs making the image appear darker. If the image is white, it was blowing wet snow really hard last night, right at the camera. Unfortunately we have to wait for the sun to melt the snow off the lens.
The Gun Lake webcam is looking N/NW up Gun Lake at Cinnabar Ridge/Mt Zorba (foreground) to the left and the Shulaps Range to the right. Pearson Ridge is in the foreground at the end of the lake. Afternoon is the best viewing time for this webcam, when the sun is behind the camera.
The webcams have a weather station that appears on the top of the image reporting the current temperature, humidity and barometer reading. The Dickson Range cam is accurate, however the Gun Lake temp reads 2-3 deg warmer than the actual temp due to the heat of the camera.
A time lapse movie for each webcam is created of the days weather. An image is captured every 10 minutes from sunrise to sunset.
The webcams cost over $1,500 each & have been in operation since 2009.
They will probably need to be replaced soon & this will not be possible without the support of the webcam watchers. New webcams with different views may also be installed in the future.
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Thank you for watching & supporting the South Chilcotin Webcams!
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Big thanks to Minto Communications Society for providing the high speed internet that makes the webcams possible. Also thanks to all our sponsors!
Photography by Mike Jensen. Images are not to be used or reproduced without permission.
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