Thursday, March 26, 2009

And the Volcanic Pops

Mt. Redoubt has finally popped it's top. There has been a total of 7 burps of the volcano since late Sunday evening. The most recent 2 just happened this morning. They are saying this can happen for months. Air traffic is going to be hit and miss. Yesterday they had some traffic, today all flights from Anchorage were canceled because ashfall this morning was blowing toward Anchorage. Here's a couple of pictures of the ash clouds from the eruptions today.
Both of these pictures are courtesy of the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Mt. Redoubt is about 400 miles southeast of Bethel. The closest reports of ashfall have been about 200 miles upriver almost directly east of us in a little village called Crooked Creek.

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