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Soufriere Hills Volcano

#1 Postby cycloneye » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:49 am

This volcano located in the Eastern Caribbean has been active once again in the past few months after a quiet period since it made a big eruption in 1995.Lets follow what is going on with the volcano here.For the members who may not know where is this volcano located in the Eastern Caribbean,it is between the butterfly island of Guadeloupe and ST Kitts.There is a web cam pointing to the Soufriere Volcano,and also there are several satellite floaters with loops at the links below.

Soufriere Hills Volcano Cam

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Montserrat Volcano Observatory Site

http://www.montserratvolcanoobservatory ... 93&lang=es

Soufriere Hills Satellite Floaters with loops

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/souf-img.html

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/floaters.html

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#2 Postby msbee » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:27 am

Good morning
We have very hazy skies here today and I believe it is from the volcano.
Here is the most recent graphic from NOAA and it has the ash going right over us and Anguilla.
I believe I can smell a slight sulfur smell also, but I am not sure.

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#3 Postby cycloneye » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:41 am

Definitly is ash over you Barbara.Watch for respiratory issues there.Good graphics showing the track of the plume.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#4 Postby cycloneye » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:11 am

When you zoom the image,you can see the ash plume going NNW.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/carb/flash-vis.html
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#5 Postby msbee » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:43 am

Luis, I can't seem to zoom in on it
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#6 Postby msbee » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:47 am

latest statement from our local Met Office:

Special Features: There are ongoing ash emissions from the Soufrière Hills Volcano in Montserrat. The Southeasterly wind flow at lower levels of the atmosphere may cause the volcanic ash to move over the islands. Volcanic ash has been already reported today to cause a drop in visibility, the density of the ash cloud will be of light to moderate.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#7 Postby cycloneye » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:03 am

msbee wrote:Luis, I can't seem to zoom in on it


Go to where it says zoom,click the image and then you can see the islands bigger and bigger and the plume of ash is easy to pick up . :)
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#8 Postby oaba09 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:37 am

Wow...volcanoes are suddenly getting active...........
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#9 Postby Gustywind » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:00 am

Very nice thread Cycloneye :) especially for those who lived in the islands. As usual let's continue to follow what could happen with this Volcano.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#10 Postby msbee » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:57 am

latets advisory:

FVXX20 KNES 211533
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20091221/1532Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2009/350

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS. RADIOSONDE.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA. MONTSERRAT OBSERVATORY.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING EMISSIONS

OBS VA DTG: 21/1445Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 95NM WID LINE BTN N1938
W06343 - N1737 W06336 - N1644 W06215. MOV NW 8KT
SFC/FL100 10NM WID LINE BTN N1640 W06207 - N1625
W06141. MOV SE 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/2100Z SFC/FL070 90NM WID
LINE BTN N1927 W06331 - N1741 W06334 - N1644
W06217.

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/0300Z SFC/FL070 90NM WID
LINE BTN N1925 W06318 - N1745 W06323 - N1631
W06211.

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0900Z SFC/FL070 90NM WID
LINE BTN N1925 W06313 - N1746 W06326 - N1628
W06217.

RMK: A 95 NMI WIDE AREA OF LIGHT ASH TO FL070
EXTENDS 190 NMI TO THE NW OF THE VOLCANO BUT EAST
OF PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. SOME
STEAM AND ASH EXTENDS 30 NMI TO THE SE OF THE
VOLCANO ALMOST TO GUADELOUPE.
THIS ASH MAY BE
SLIGHTLY HIGHER TO FL100. ...BALDWIN

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20091221/2130Z
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#11 Postby cycloneye » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:13 am

Barbara,do you have the link to the advisories and to the graphics you posted? I ask because if for any reason,you cant come to storm2k,then I can post those.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#12 Postby msbee » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:22 am

Luis
This is the link

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/messages.html

and I signed up to get email notifications also

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/subscribe.html

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#13 Postby cycloneye » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:09 pm

Thanks for the links Barbara.

The latest graphic data.

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#14 Postby cycloneye » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:41 am

FVXX20 KNES 220934
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20091222/0934Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2009/353

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS. NAM WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ROCKFALLS AND EMISSIONS

OBS VA DTG: 22/0845Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 N1719 W06339 - N1644 W06208
- N1625 W06217 - N1602 W06438 - N1719 W06339 MOV
W 05KT SFC/FL100 N1642 W06213 - N1642 W06213 -
N1416 W06126 - N1428 W05931 - N1633 W06113 -
N1642 W06213 MOV S 05-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/1500Z SFC/FL100 N1714 W06449
- N1645 W06208 - N1420 W06044 - N1439 W06448 -
N1714 W06449

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/2100Z SFC/FL100 N1726
W06451 - N1646 W06207 - N1515 W06237 - N1435
W06450 - N1726 W06451

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/0300Z SFC/FL100 N1728
W06452 - N1647 W06206 - N1610 W06219 - N1518
W06453 - N1728 W06452

RMK: FCST WIND FIELDS STILL BRING ALL LEVELS OF
ASH TO JUST NW TO SW OF SUMMIT BY AFTERNOON.
FAINT ASH SEEN SOUTH FROM VOLCANO TO OVER
GUADELOUPE TO MARTINIQUE BUT DISSIPATING.
...SWANSON

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20091222/1530Z

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#15 Postby msbee » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:25 am

I heard that yesterday at around 6 PM the Jet Blue flight from here to Boston was canceled due to volcanic ash.
Poor passengers got another night in paradise :-)

And LIAT and Winair have both announced possible flight schedule interruptions.

http://www.sxmislandtime.com/index.php? ... &Itemid=76

http://www.sxmislandtime.com/index.php? ... &Itemid=76
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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#16 Postby msbee » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:38 pm

satellite image of ash from the volcano

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#17 Postby cycloneye » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:54 am

FVXX20 KNES 231107
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20091223/1107Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2009/358

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING EMISSIONS

OBS VA DTG: 23/1015Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1748 W06203 - N1746 W06150
- N1638 W06201 - N1639 W06211 - N1640 W06231 -
N1726 W06230 - N1748 W06203 MOV N 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/1630Z SFC/FL100 N1759 W06159
- N1759 W06144 - N1638 W06202 - N1641 W06230 -
N1744 W06242 - N1759 W06159

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 23/2230Z SFC/FL100 N1810
W06252 - N1810 W06140 - N1636 W06201 - N1640
W06230 - N1810 W06252

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/0430Z SFC/FL100 N1810
W06140 - N1638 W06202 - N1642 W06229 - N1810
W06252 - N1810 W06140

RMK: ASH DETECTED IN MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY
LIFTING TO THE NORTH. HOTSPOT OBSERVED OVER THE
VOLCANO. NORTHWARD DRIFT EXPECTED TO CONT AS PER
MODEL FCST. ...RUMINSKI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20091223/1700Z

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#18 Postby cycloneye » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:08 pm

FVXX20 KNES 261722
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20091226/1722Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2009/373

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING EMISSIONS

OBS VA DTG: 26/1645Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N1749 W06025 - N1646 W06135
- N1636 W06210 - N1631 W06237 - N1744 W06238 -
N1749 W06025 MOV N 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/2300Z SFC/FL120 N1753 W06052
- N1647 W06136 - N1631 W06238 - N1746 W06332 -
N1753 W06052

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/0500Z SFC/FL120 N1810
W06208 - N1641 W06200 - N1625 W06244 - N1801
W06349 - N1810 W06208

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/1100Z SFC/FL120 N1802
W06254 - N1642 W06159 - N1628 W06211 - N1649
W06353 - N1802 W06254

RMK: VA FANS OUT 70 NM N OF SUMMIT. MODEL WINDS
SUGGEST ASH TO MOVE W OVER NEXT 6 HRS. ...SALEMI


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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#19 Postby cycloneye » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:22 am

FVXX20 KNES 270918
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20091227/0918Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2009/376

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING EMISSIONS

OBS VA DTG: 27/0915Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 15NM WID LINE BTN N1644
W06252 - N1641 W06210. MOV SE 3-8KT SFC/FL100
N1649 W06210 - N1639 W06122 - N1555 W06152 -
N1634 W06232 - N1649 W06210 MOV SE 0-5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/1530Z SFC/FL100 N1717 W06359
- N1654 W06122 - N1542 W06156 - N1552 W06359 -
N1717 W06359

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/2130Z SFC/FL100 N1702
W06350 - N1701 W06202 - N1559 W06159 - N1546
W06317 - N1702 W06350

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/0330Z SFC/FL 40NM WID LINE
BTN N1643 W06210 - N1605 W06417.

RMK: MULTISPECTRAL IR IMAGERY SHOWS VA MOVING W
IN LOW LEVELS (BELOW FL080) BUT ALSO S AND ESE
LIKELY HIGHER TO FL100 WERE WINDS ARE MUCH MORE
VARIABLE. ...GALLINA

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Re: Soufriere Volcano continues active=Alert level at 4

#20 Postby cycloneye » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:14 am

FVXX20 KNES 290947 CCA
VA ADVISORY -CORRECTION
DTG: 20091229/0947Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2009/385

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING EMISSIONS WITH
OCCASIONAL BURSTS OF DENSE VA.

OBS VA DTG: 29/0932Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N1740 W06413 - N1649 W06208
- N1637 W06207 - N1632 W06256 - N1647 W06301 -
N1643 W06432 - N1740 W06413 MOV W 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1530Z SFC/FL150 N1800 W06453
- N1648 W06208 - N1635 W06208 - N1630 W06353 -
N1643 W06432 - N1644 W06452 - N1800 W06453

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/2130Z SFC/FL150 N1814
W06502 - N1653 W06210 - N1635 W06207 - N1629
W06501 - N1814 W06502

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0330Z SFC/FL150 N1813
W06501 - N1732 W06333 - N1704 W06327 - N1654
W06209 - N1635 W06208 - N1629 W06500 - N1813
W06501

RMK: A RENEWED BURST OF DENSE VA TO FL150 STARTED
0415Z DRIFTING W TO NW SLOWLY. LGT VA FROM THE
LAST 12 PLUS HRS EXTENDS THE FAN WEST OF 64W AND
IS ABOUT 20-25 NMI ESE OF ST. CROIX AS OF 0932Z.
...GALLINA

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