This morning I went outside and saw the cars covered with a fine ash that looked to me like face powder. I live 22.3 miles from a volcano that erupted during the night. I believe that 22 miles is far enough away to avoid being affected by the full furry of the volcano should it go crazy, but when the wind is blowing from the east, my location gets a dusting of ash known in Spanish as ceniza volcánica. If during an eruption the wind is blowing this way, then it might dictate that I wear a dust mask to keep from ingesting the fine ash. Just in case, I keep several on hand should it become necessary.
CLICK HERE to watch a video of what happened May 12, 2016,