Voggy conditions forecast through Friday

  • The lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu crater is seen 7 a.m. Wednesday and has changed little in the past few days. (USGS photo by N. Deligne/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Kilauea Volcano summit eruption plume is visible Tuesday morning. (USGS photo by K. Kamibayashi/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • HVO scientists monitor the ongoing Kilauea summit eruption from within an area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. (USGS photo by L. DeSmither/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • This photo, taken around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, shows Kilauea’s ongoing summit eruption. The western vent in the wall of Halema‘uma‘u continued to erupt overnight, and the northern/eastern vent remained inactive. (USGS photo by L. DeSmither/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Vog is expected to return to West Hawaii areas as northeasterly trade winds take hold following several days of relatively clear skies.