Guatemala – Volcan de Fuego erupts

One of the most active volcanoes in Central America has sparked evacuation of the area surrounding the peak.

“…fallen ash is reported in the villages of El Rodeo, La Rochelle, Osuna, Panimache, Morelia, Sangre de Cristo and Yepocapa,” said a statement by the agency.

Meanwhile, Mt Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, is pumping huge plumes of ash and smoke hundreds of meters into the skies above Sicily.

Thanks to Wanda for these links

4 thoughts on “Guatemala – Volcan de Fuego erupts”

  1. It’s May long weekend, so this must be SNOW!
    Victoria Day weekend starts, naturally, with heavy snowfall warnings for much of west-central Alberta. May 20, 2016
    At 10:22 a.m., Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for:
    County of Grande Prairie, near Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, La Glace, Hythe, Demmitt and Wembley;
    The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, near Valleyview, Sturgeon Lake, Debolt, Little Smoky, O’Brien Provincial Park, Big Mountain Creek, New Fish Creek, Wapiti and Shuttler Recreation Area.
    The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 also issued a winter storm alert.
    “Heavy snow conditions are affecting townships and range roads throughout the eastern half of Greenview,” according to the alert, issued at 10:45 a.m. Friday. “Fallen branches or wires can create dangerous conditions and may cause power outages.”
    Total amounts of snowfall in those areas could reach 15 to 25 cm.
    Merry Christmas in May from Grande Prairie. ❄️⛄️ #gpab #abstorm #abwx #springsnow
    — @PDeur91
    Snowfall warnings were also issued at 10:22 a.m. for:
    The County of Birch Hills, near Eaglesham, Wanham and Peoria;
    The County of Clear Hills, near Chinchaga Wildland Provincial Park, Cleardale, Worsley,Cherry Point, Hines Creek and Eureka River;
    The County of Northern Lights, near Dixonville, Cardinal Lake, Manning and Notikewin Provincial Park;
    The Municipal District of Big Lakes, near High Prairie and Winagami Lake;
    The Municipal District of Fairview, including Fairview, Whitelaw and Dunvegan;
    The Municipal District of Peace, including Grimshaw and Berwyn;
    The Municipal District of Smoky River, including Falher, McLennan and Guy;
    The Municipal District of Spirit River, including Spirit River and Rycroft;
    Northern Sunrise County, near Keppler Creek, Peace River, Nampa and Three Creeks;
    Saddle Hills County, near Bay Tree, Silver Valley, Moonshine Lake Provincial Park and Woking.
    Total snowfall amounts in those areas could reach 15 to 25 cm.
    Snowfall warnings were later added, at 11:45 a.m., for:
    The Municipal District of Big Lakes, near Swan Hills
    The Municipal District of Greenview, near Fox Creek
    Woodlands County, near Benbow, Windfall, Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park, Goose Lake, Whitecourt and Blue Ridge;
    Yellowhead County, near Edson, Sundance Provincial Park, Peers and Niton Junction.
    Chris Lane, who works for CBC in Saskatchewan, posted this cheery photo on Twitter this morning. “I’m on my way home to Grande Prairie today and my dad (Mike Lane) sent me this photo. This is the scene that’s kicking off May long weekend up there! Location is our farmyard near Wanham, AB. ” (Mike Lane)!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/snow-in-wanham.JPG

  2. Over 20 cm of snow kicks off the long weekend in Alberta. Friday, May 20, 2016, with video – Call it bad timing? As the May long weekend kicks off across the country, parts of the precipitation starved province of Alberta are seeing a hefty shot of snow.
    “Heavy snow mixed with rain will begin to taper off early this afternoon,” says Environment Canada in a snowfall warning issued for parts of northwestern Ontario. “A further 5 to 10 cm is possible.
    Drivers are being warned to adjust travel plans based on the changing road conditions as rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.
    “Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow,” EC warns.
    Up to 25 cm of snow is possible in the hardest hit places through Friday.
    Even though desperate for precipitation, residents say they weren’t quite prepared for this wintry blast.
    “After weeks of warm dry weather, just before the May Long weekend, we get a covering of the white stuff,” says Weather Network viewer Chris Rhoads from Grande Prairie, Alberta.

  3. and downunder..we were told of 10 to 20mm of rain for sunday
    then not
    then gale winds n rain toda
    if its an cheer to you up north
    at least you do seem to get what they forecast is coming
    even if thats winter snows in spring:-)

  4. There seem to be an inordinate number of active volcanoes around the globe right now, especially around the Pacific rim:
    This site displays a map.

    However, I can’t find anything on the web that gives actual stats regarding whether there has been an increase in eruptions, a decrease, or whether things are within the norm. I wonder if the information is being suppressed.

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