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Offline gfw123

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Ash cloud at KSEA
« on: November 22, 2005, 06:25:02 PM »
3:21pm PST 22Nov05

Hearing PIREPs of an ash cloud with tops reaching 13,000ft.

I guess it must be Mt Saint Helens.

Kind of cool, not something you hear about on ATC all the time.

Interesting few hours here on KSEA.

--greg.



Offline tyketto

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Ash cloud at KSEA
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005, 06:38:24 PM »
Definitely not Mt. St. Helens. She's closer to Vancouver/PDX, not SEA. Winds at PDX are 120/12, which would push any ash from the volcano southeast.. Something else is going on up at SEA, as in the past 3 hours, they've only been in VMC once. otherwise, it's IFR in and out of that area.

Any other volcanoes up near there?

BL.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2005, 06:42:05 PM »
They are saying near Mount Saint Helens, near the BattleGround VOR.
Ash cloud drifting NE with tops near 13,000ft.

You can see a video of it here:

http://www.nwcn.com/


Turns out it is stream eruption caused by a rock fall. I still would not like
to fly through it.

--greg.

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2005, 07:19:49 PM »
Interesting. BTG is definitely near PDX, as the bulk of their departures depend on that VOR being operational. Both fields lie in the sector.. I wonder if there's been any major pireps outside of the emergency you posted being reported...

BL.