How hot is the water in Old Faithful?

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asked Dec 2 in Other-Environment by lock898hoc (300 points)
How hot is the water in Old Faithful?

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answered Dec 2 by acidicwithpanic (900 points)
The water that erupts from Old Faithful is hot enough to cause burning and scalding of a humans skin so do not touch the water coming out of Old Faithful because it can cause burns and injuries.

The water that comes out of Old Faithful has been measured to be 204 F at the vent and the steam of the water comes out of Old Faithful has been measured at a temperature of 350 F.

That's way hotter than shower water or bath water and you can easily get burned at those temperatures so do not touch the water coming out of Old Faithful.

The Old Faithful doesn't erupt on a strict time table but on an average day the Old Faithful Geyser erupts 17 times per day.

It's a very pretty and awesome sight to see when you watch Old Faithful erupt in person and if you haven't seen Old Faithful in person I highly recommend you do so.

About 90 percent of the time though the Old Faithful can be predicted to erupt within 10 minutes so it does become predictable as to when the Old Faithful tends to erupt.

The time between eruptions of Old Faithful varies but is between every 60 to 110 minutes.

Very awesome sight to see in person and you never really want to leave and want to see it again and again.

Or at least that has been my experience.

I have got to go back and see Old Faithful again soon.

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