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Volcano Ash Advisories for air traffic

Although Volcano Ash Advisories (VAAC) are not intended for assessing humanitarian impact, the observations of the plume are relevant for understanding local impact. The actual impact (like ash fall) depends on the type of eruption and is not known.

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Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2021-09-30 at 16:33 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


  • Possible volcanic ash emission.
  • Corrected for advisory number. A signature of possible light volcanic ash was seen in satellite imagery apprx 15nm southwest of summit. Webcam shows plume of mainly steam/gas with possible light volcanic ash. Volcanic ash forecast to move w/wsw through t+6 hours based on nwp. Coverdale.

Original Message :

Received FVXX23 at 16:36 UTC, 30/09/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY -CORRECTION
DTG: 20210930/1633Z
VAAC: WASHINGTON
VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15517
AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS
SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2021/003
INFO SOURCE: GOES-17. HVO. HONOLULU MWO. WEBCAM.
NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 30/1550Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL040 N1928 W15526 - N1926 W15517 - N1924 W15518 - N1917 W15535 - N1928 W15526 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/2200Z SFC/FL040 N1927 W15522 - N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15517 - N1922 W15520 - N1927 W15522
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/0400Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/1000Z NO VA EXP
RMK: CORRECTED FOR ADVISORY NUMBER. A SIGNATURE
OF PSBL LIGHT VA WAS SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY APPRX
15NM SW OF SUMMIT. WEBCAM SHOWS PLUME OF MAINLY
STEAM/GAS WITH PSBL LIGHT VA. VA FCST TO MOV
W/WSW THRU T+6 HRS BASED ON NWP. ...COVERDALE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210930/2230Z
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2021-09-30 at 16:12 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


  • Possible volcanic ash emission.
  • A signature of possible light volcanic ash was seen in satellite imagery apprx 15nm southwest of summit. Webcam shows plume of mainly steam/gas with possible light volcanic ash. Volcanic ash forecast to move w/wsw through t+6 hours based on nwp. Coverdale.

Original Message :

Received FVXX23 at 16:14 UTC, 30/09/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210930/1612Z
VAAC: WASHINGTON
VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15517
AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS
SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2021/004
INFO SOURCE: GOES-17. HVO. HONOLULU MWO. WEBCAM.
NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 30/1550Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL0 40 N1928 W15526 - N1926 W15517 - N1924 W15518 - N1917 W15535 - N1928 W15526 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/2200Z SFC/FL040 N1927 W15522 - N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15517 - N1922 W15520 - N1927 W15522
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/0400Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/1000Z NO VA EXP
RMK: A SIGNATURE OF PSBL LIGHT VA WAS SEEN IN
STLT IMAGERY APPRX 15NM SW OF SUMMIT. WEBCAM
SHOWS PLUME OF MAINLY STEAM/GAS WITH PSBL LIGHT
VA. VA FCST TO MOV W/WSW THRU T+6 HRS BASED ON
NWP. ...COVERDALE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210930/2215Z
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2021-09-30 at 10:08 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


  • Possible onging emission.
  • Volcanic ash not detected on satellite. Webcam shows abundant steam/gas emission with possible light volcanic ash emission and volcanic no change forecast to winds at next 6 hour. Konon.

Original Message :

Received FVXX23 at 10:12 UTC, 30/09/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210930/1008Z
VAAC: WASHINGTON
VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15517
AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS
SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2021/002
INFO SOURCE: GOES-17. HONOLULU MWO. WEBCAM. NWP
MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL ONGING EMS
OBS VA DTG: 30/0956Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL040 N1927 W15520 - N1926 W15517 - N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15520 - N1927 W15520 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/1600Z SFC/FL040 N1927 W15521 - N1926 W15517 - N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15520 - N1927 W15521
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/2200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/0400Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTED ON STLT. WEBCAM SHOWS
ABUNDANT STEAM/GAS EMS WITH PSBL LGT VA EMS AND
VOLCANIC GLASS. NO CHG FCST TO WINDS AT FL NXT 6
HR. ...KONON
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210930/1615Z
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2021-09-30 at 04:36 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


  • Emission of volcanic glass with possible light volcanic ash.
  • Pilot weather report report of volcanic glass to flight level 40 (1200m) in vicinity of summit. Glass not detected on satellite. Webcam shows continuous gas/steam emission with possible light volcanic ash. Winds forecast to out of the ene next 6 hour. Konon.

Original Message :

Received FVXX23 at 04:38 UTC, 30/09/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY -CORRECTION
DTG: 20210930/0436Z
VAAC: WASHINGTON
VOLCANO: KILAUEA 332010
PSN: N1925 W15517
AREA: HAWAIIAN.IS
SUMMIT ELEV: 4009 FT [1222 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2021/001
INFO SOURCE: GOES-17. HONOLULU MWO. WEBCAM. NWP
MODELS. PILOT RPRT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: EMS OF VOLCANIC GLASS WITH PSBL
LGT VA
OBS VA DTG: 30/0416Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL040 N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15517 - N1923 W15521 - N1926 W15521 - N1926 W15517 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/1030Z SFC/FL040 N1926 W15517 - N1925 W15517 - N1923 W15521 - N1926 W15521 - N1926 W15517
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/1630Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/2230Z NO VA EXP
RMK: PIREP RPRT OF VOLCANIC GLASS TO FL040 INVOF
SUMMIT. GLASS NOT DETECTED ON STLT. WEBCAM SHOWS
CONS GAS/STEAM EMS WITH PSBL LGT VA. FL WINDS
FCST TO REMAIN OUT OF THE ENE NXT 6 HR. ...KONON
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210930/1030Z