OK I am back for a small ground report.
It looks like all of you as I suspected will be able to find and hash out the obvious reports from the main sources so I will only place a few links in this post. the Major new carriers seem to hage gotten some things wrong so stick to the AVO and NOAA if you want facts about what and where things are happining.
I live in a small town and the fact that we are about an hour and a half from the next biggest city Kenai/Soldotna, about 20k it can feel smaller.
So this is a big deal for us.
I think there were 6 eruptions yesterday. All with produced significand ash clouds. 30,0000 feet plus into the sky. We were under ashfall adviseries the whole day untill 8:00 am this morning. The sky is clear rightnow at about 9:07 local time.
It half-way snowed most of yeaterday so the cloudcover blocked the view of the ash chouds/plumes. So the added mystery if ash would fall addded some stress to some poeple. Today and the next couple days should be clear so that will breing relief at least to me as I like to be able to see what is comming.
Most people are taking recautions to the ashfall. I dont know a person who does not have a dust mask. And most are covering the air vents on the hood of their car and have extra air filters. And all the other things we have been told or read about.
All Schools were delayed 2 hours at first yesterday and then we had another eruption and they canceld the whole day. Then the banks closed the ATMs and covered them with plastic to protect them, and a large dance production was cancelled as well, This saddened many.
Probally prudent as if the wind direction changed just a bit we may have gotten hit with a significant amount ash. And the events just kept comming.
Some people half-way hope this activity continues and others are wishing for it to stop. I persoanlly like it and am hoping for some ashfall. Shoot the flaming arrows if you want but I love natural activity and as long as it is not overly damaging or deadly I dig on the excitement.
We are expecting addional activity for the next couple days to weeks. Most people are close to their computers and are keeping a good eye on it.
There where ashfall reports less than 15 miles from here. But my collection get did not pick up any noticabe amounts.
Well today is clear and I hope to get some better pictures and maby even see and ash plume.
Other than that everyone is totally safe in my community and although at a heighened state of awarnenss and for some a little more, the events have been anti-climatic as far as localised ash and damage.
I have not heard any reports from the small communities across the bay. But it looks like there is a large dark cloud over there I will be inpecting in about an hour or so.
All that has been said about ashfall and crops or gardens is true but this site seems to think that the amount is the major concerne
Well I will give you all some more reports if anything else happens.