Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska
Over the weekend, the Mount Cleveland volcano burped out an ash plume. Steve McNutt at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Alaska Volcano Observatory calls it a “weak” plume.
AVO had already placed Cleveland on yellow status, then dropped that down, but now it’s back on yellow, and its plumes in the central Aleutians – which tend to come out several times a year – can be a hazard to local aviation at around ten thousand feet and lower.
The plume did not reach high enough to affect trans-pacific jet aviation.
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