Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Augustine update from NWS

Picture from yesterday when Augustine took the holiday off. Picture from the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

WWAK71 PAFC 171737
ANCNPWAER

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
835 AM AST TUE JAN 17 2006

AKZ121-180100-
WESTERN KENAI PENINSULA-
INCLUDING...KENAI...SOLDOTNA...HOMER...COOPER LANDING
835 AM AST TUE JAN 17 2006

...ASHFALL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM AST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE
SOUTHWEST KENAI PENINSULA FROM ANCHOR POINT SOUTH TO SELDOVIA...

THE ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY HAS REPORTED THAT AUGUSTINE VOLCANO
ERUPTED AROUND 758 AM AST THIS MORNING.

AN ASH CLOUD HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
DOPPLER RADAR AND WAS REPORTED BY PILOTS. ASH IS EXPECTED TO REACH
HOMER AND WESTERN KACHEMAK BAY BETWEEN NOON AND 1 PM AST. A LIGHT ASH
FALL MAY OCCUR.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN AT HOME OR INDOORS AND REDUCE OUTSIDE
ACTIVITY. KEEP WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED. DO NOT EXERCISE OUTDOORS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VISIT WWW.VOLCANO.GOV

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AS NECESSARY.

$$

4 comments:

TroutGrrrl said...

Good, looks like maybe a quiet morning....still keeping my fingers crossed though...

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Thanks for the update, Dave. I think I'll head over to the Volcanic Observatory site to see how things are today.

Dave said...

Things are quiet today. Augustine is playing cat and mouse. Thanks for your support!

John said...

Any new developments since the original posting?