Friday, March 27, 2009

The Daily Volcano

Three big eruptions since this morning, one in progress right now. Some high altitude ash.  NOAA predicts maybe a little ash fall out here in the Valley.  I haven’t seen any yet.



This is a view west of the upper Drift River Valley and Redoubt volcano. Notice the steam plume from the top of the mountain. Flood waters and deposits in Drift Valley are a result of an eruption early yesterday morning.  Normally this time of year any water in the valley would be frozen solid, the warm running river you see is from the rapidly melting glacier on top of Mount Redoubt. Picture Date: March 26, 2009 16:28:42 AKDT Photographer, Game McGimsey, Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


  1. So, any of your governor's Republican colleagues thrown her in the volcano yet?

  2. Oh, pa-leeze. Do you really want that poor volcano to get massive indegestion?

    I'm just sayin...

  3. That's a beautiful picture! I'm tracking all Mount Redoubt news at mountredoubtvolcano.b1231.com

  4. We're not covered - but there does appear to be a (very) light ash dusting on the snow in my yard this afternoon.

    And some very minor ash fell at the Anchorage airport today.

  5. I finally got my samples! Yaaay!

  6. Ash, snow. It's all the same, right?

    *ducks and runs*

    I'm very happy that no lava has wended its way towards you or Tania. Because that would be the definition of "sucky day."


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