posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 04:51 PM
While the Yahoo picture looks nothing like a mushroom cloud; and is a stock picture from AVO of a plume on Redoubt, there is a mushroomish picture of
Redoubt in 1989 on the wiki page. I say mushroomish - because it too isn't shaped like an atomic mushroom cloud; but is similiar in size.
The Yahoo picture
(Alaska) The wiki picture of Redoubt in 1989 ... the reddish hued picture.
Alaska's long Winter nights are going to be a double hindrance to viewing the Mount. I see a lot of cloud cover rolling in on the webcam now ... so,
tonight's viewing is pretty well over. We'll have to go by the alert status which is currently still ORANGE and WATCH.
Also on an unrelated note, I clearly saw Redoubt's plume earlier today; then I noticed that the plume disappeared and that's when the webicorder
went full tilt. Just an observance, nothing more.
One final unrelated note, at the current moment the prevailing winds forecast for Redoubt has the wind carrying the ash away from Anchorage which is
good news. That does not account for the initial ashfall though. This only accounts for the ash that is windblown. Evenso, people will be affected
no matter which way the wind blows. I don't know whether or not to hope the wind does NOT shift ... but, for people in Anchorage, it's good news
for the moment.
edit - Can a mod fix my Wiki url please? It's supposed to have the open and close parens around the word Alaska as well to work right and this
editor won't take it. Thanks!
[edit on 30-1-2009 by Trexter Ziam]