Since the last post, Mt. Redoubt has erupted several more times and continues to rumble. We haven’t had much opportunity to witness the eruptions due to cloud cover, but I did catch a glimpse of some plume clouds last week.
Over the weekend we went to Anchorage and I guess we missed a very impressive eruption…or two! Several people I talked to saw it emit a large cloud of ash and steam. Guess where the ash landed? In Anchorage! We were driving on down the highway on our way back from a full day of shopping Saturday and all of a sudden the sky went black and I couldn’t see more than 100 feet in front of me. It was ash falling out of the sky! I’ve never seen anything like it. We stayed with Jeff & Monica and when we got back to their house, their yard had about a 1/2 inch of ash on it. That stuff sticks to EVERYTHING and it’s NASTY! We woke up the next morning and the air still smelled of sulfur.
When we arrived home Sunday evening there was a small amount of ash apparent in our yard, but nothing major.
Today, there were a couple more smaller eruptions and we continue to watch the advisories for Kenai. They say this activity is supposed to last for another 4-5 weeks, but that it’s possible the mountain doesn’t completely settle down for another 3-4 months!