Just as AVO had set the Alert Level to Orange, Redoubt blows again, and another big one, very big.
The Mt. Redoubt alert level is currently WARNING and aviation color code is RED.
At 06:00 AKDT there was a significant explosive event at Redoubt. An ash cloud has reached at least 50,000 feet above sea level and is heading SE. The National Weather Service has issued an ash advisory lasting to 10am AKDT for areas from south of Ninilchik.
Lightning was observed in the eruption cloud and
AVO seismometers indicate a lahar in the Drift River Valley.