The eruption sent an ash plume high into the sky where it spread out to make an amazing cloud display that lit into brilliant colors at sunset.
Here is one time lapse video:
Updated: Sunday, 5:25 p.m.
In spite of increasing clouds, Puget Sound warmed up a bit on Sunday, with highs back to either side of 60 degrees around Seattle and Tacoma by late afternoon. A warm front helped usher in the milder temps, but at the same time, it eventually brought some rain to much of Western Washington. The light precipitation falling at the coast curled toward the I-5 corridor by evening, and most of us will wrap up our weekend with drizzle and gray skies. Thanks to the blanket of cloud cover, overnight lows will drop only into the 40s--not nearly as chilly as last night.
Remember last week's 'Mild Monday'? We'll go for a repeat tomorrow. After some lingering light morning rain, skies will clear and temps will soar. Mostly sunny skies will push the urban core into the low 70s--a great day for getting outdoors if you can stretch the weekend a bit longer...
A cold front moving through on Tuesday will knock our temps down pretty quickly. Clouds and periods of rain will force temps to drop closer to 60° again in Puyallup and Bellevue by Tuesday afternoon.
After that, we'll wrap up the month with isolated April showers, and highs on Wednesday and Thursday will stay in the upper 50s to low 60s as the stray showers alternate with spring sunshine.
Friday is May Day, and it should be a decent day to drop off some May baskets! There will still be a chance for a stray shower, but at this point, the forecasting models are hinting at a warm-up by the first weekend of the new month. With partly cloudy skies, highs look like they'll stretch back into the middle 60s by Saturday and Sunday.
Have a great night!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team