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|Eruption Event Movie - December 17, 2004|
Friday, December 17, 2004, turned out to be a much better than average winter day to observe Mount St. Helens. It was only the second day in more than two weeks VolcanoCam viewers were able to view the volcano. Steady westerly winds and intermittent clouds added variety while Mount St. Helens put on a continuous show of steam.
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