Volcanoes here in Alaska are like tornadoes in the Midwest. Its just kind of the usual. Well today, Veniminof Volcano erupted, nothing to worry about. Not Mt. St. Helens status or anything even similar to that but it is having an impact on a couple of towns toward the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian chain. Here was the image from Perryville this morning.
You can see just to the left of the tower and up on the hill some smoke and ash coming out of the mountain. Currently it is code ORANGE which means - Volcano is exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption, time frame uncertain, OR eruption is underway with no or minor volcanic-ash emissions [ash-plume height specified, if possible].
It does not look like it will have a serious eruption, but the National Weather Service has put out a special statement warning the surrounding cities of Port Moller, Nelson and Bear River could see some light ash falls this afternoon. If anything changes we will of course keep you updated!
Tonight on Your Alaska Link