Short news video of ashfall in Mexico City

This is in Spanish, but pictures are worth a thousand words:

Here is the current online webicorder for Popo:

Servicio Sismológico Nacional

Servicio Sismológico Nacional

The webcams are either clouded over or ashed over. Per the most recent VAAC message at 0942 GMT:

WX CLDS CONT TO OBSC VA DETECTION. THOUGH
ACTIVITY HAS QUIETED IN SEISMIC OVERALL ACTIVITY
SUGGESTS CONTD VA EMISSIONS WITH OCNL GLIMPSES ON
CAMERA SUPPORTING THIS ASSUMPTION. WNDS WILL MV
VA TO NW TWD MMMX THOUGH HIGH RAINFALL COULD CONT
TO SCRUB THE ATMOS OF VA. …GALLINA

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20130705/1545Z

That is, “Weather clouds continue to obscure volcanic ash detection. Though seismic activity has quieted, overall activity suggests continued volcanic ash emissions with occasional glimpses on camera supporting this assumptions. Winds will move volcanic ash to the northwest towards station MMMX (presumably in Mexico City) though high rainfall could continue to scrub the atmosphere of volcanic ash.”

Lots of rain could cause frequent lahars closer to the volcano – this is one reason why they have that 12-km no-go zone around Don Goyo.



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