Big damn eruption at Mount Redoubt this morning.
Complete with lahars, boiling hot mud avalanches, from Drift Glacier and a big freakin' ash cloud clearly visible in Homer.
Right now there's a "vigorous" ash plume emitting from the crater and seismic activity is high.
The ash is expected to pass directly over Anchorage, but not expected to fall in the city.
Ain't this fun?
2/26/09 1800 Update:
First really clear shot from the AVO Hut Webcam. Note the steam plume and the fresh lahars running down through Drift Glacier in the foreground. No new explosions since this morning, though seismic activity is still occurring.
3/27/09 1000 update:
Morning eruptions are becoming a regular event.
Another big eruption this morning. Significant ash plume which is drifting north. It's possible we'll see some of it. The NOAA is predicting possible light ashfall over the Anchorage bowl and the MatSu valley. Nothing here so far though.
The AVO webcams are frosted over, or covered with dirt at the moment. No good pictures of the eruption. Sorry.