|Is The VolcanoCam Broken? Part II|
Mount St. Helens is located in the Pacific Northwest where it has either just stopped raining, is currently raining, or is getting ready to rain. The camera site is at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet. It is located approximately 5 miles north-northwest from the volcano, and looks across the North Fork Toutle River Valley. This is an area which receives more than 100 inches of rain a year. Most likely, you are looking at rain, clouds, fog, and/or a combination of the three.
There is nothing wrong with the VolcanoCam or the image. This image was taken at 7:49 am PDT, on September 29, 2004. You are unable to see Mount St. Helens because of ground fog.