A voggy morning in Maui
Well I just wrote yesterday that "first and foremost only the Big Island is affected by Pelee's eruptions so far. Lava flows, of course, won't hit the other islands, but wind changes could cause odors and ashes to hit the other islands." And it's happened.
While Maui is 91.8 miles from the Big Island, residents and to tourists are being warned to take precautions due to air pollution caused by toxic ash flying onto the beaches and the island. In my post yesterday I wrote that Hawaii Governor Ige was under playing the situation saying there was no cause for alarm. Well perhaps not "alarm" but the lava the spewing from Pelee is putting a haze into the atmosphere that contains microscopic shards of glass that is quite perilous to breathe.
What is vog all about?