First ashfall on Anchorage-

Volcano ash dusts Anchorage, airport closed. Richard Mauer and Lisa Demer. McClatchy Newspapers.

Part of the Kenai Peninsula was also dusted.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

4 Responses to Volcano ash dusts Anchorage, airport closed

  1. Salle says:

    Look at this web site, it is the camera that is looking at Mt. Redoubt in near-realtime. A spectacular view at the moment…

  2. Maska says:

    Great dark, brooding image. Thanks, Salle.

  3. What an image!

  4. Salle says:

    You’re welcome. I have been checking both cameras (Redoubt HUT and Redoubt CI webcams) on a regular basis for months now. I had a feeling it was coming and soon. Also, there have been several 5+M earthquakes this morning along the peninsula , one was initially rated at 6+M that triggered a tsunami warning along the west coast. The mountaintop (HUT) camera is intermittent and is sometimes covered with ice, and sometimes icy ash of late. Today was the first clear imagery in days.


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