After several day’s hiatus, Pele is advancing again. Hawaii County Civil Defense announced this morning that the north-side breakout had advanced about 50 yards since yesterday morning, reaching a point about..36 miles above Highway 130 west of the Pahoa Police and Fire Stations. Hawaii Volcano Observatory noted that “Breakouts along the margins of this lobe are also widening the flow” and that breakouts one to 1 1/2 miles upslope “remained active but have not advanced significantly. Additional active breakouts within the flow field and along the flow margins were also noted and smoke from resulting fires was evident in HVO Webcams.”
Civil Defense reported that smoke conditions were “light to moderate,” blowing southwestward from the flow area.