First today on CNN 10, a special weather statement for part of Hawaii. It's not rain. It's not storms. It's ash fall from the erupting Kilauea volcano that's likely in the southern part of Hawaii's big island.
A couple of reasons for this. One, the volcano continues to erupt, spewing ash into the air. Two, trade winds are blowing from the northeast, pushing that ash south.
The National Weather Service says the air will get more dusty and that residents, especially people with respiratory problems should do what they can to minimize their exposure.
Ash can irritate the skin and eyes. And this is just the latest problem that people have had to deal with, since Kilauea started erupting on May 3rd.
Miles east of the volcano itself, fast-moving magma spilled over a major highway Tuesday night, increasing fears that some people could become trap without an escape route if they don't evacuate. Two shelters and a church had been opened in the area where people and their pets can take refuge and hundreds of residents have. The danger from this eruption has drifted across the Pacific.
Volcanic haze, which can also cause respiratory problems, has reached the U.S. territory of Guam. That's 4,000 miles away from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, and the sea itself around the big island is feeling the effects of this eruption.