ASH IS BEGINNING TO FALL AND SULPHER FILLS THE AIR!
The first soft patter of ash fall upon the roof overhead has begun. The leading edge of the plume has become somewhat disorganized in the last 10 minutes and so the ash may not start to really pound down until the main body of the emission arrives. The winds are exceedingly calm tonight, even in the upper atmosphere where much of this ash is currently being carried. This is a good thing because it will give the heavier particles time to filter out before reaching populated areas such as Yakima or Ellensburg.
The Air has taken on a distinct smell of sulfur and other smells that I cannot name at the moment. The ground continues to shake ever so slightly at intervals of every few minuets. However the quakes are arriving less frequently than just an hour ago. This may mean that our favorite holy woman is ready to take a coffee break.
The tempo of the ash fall is now beginning to pick up a bit.
It truly is a Godsend that the winds have not been active this evening.
By the way, remember the old saying about Mohammed and the mountain? Well, if you can't go to the mountain, just come visit Cliff and the mountain will go to you! LOL!
More updates as they occur. Signing off for now. Our electric service is questionable in the best of times,....and this particular evening does not qualify under that category! Besides, computer is allergic to power surges! Every time it sneezes, my wallet catches a cold!
- ASH IS BEGINNING TO FALL AND SULPHER FILLS THE AIR! - CliffMickelson, 2005-03-08, 22:39