2,000 degrees F! The lava is moving right along. The alternate route out of Puna, an unpaved road, will be opened tomorrow. Pahoa will be on the national news again soon, and then we will know it's happening. Not real unless it's on the teevee. We're going out there again this evening, and maybe I can get a photo of the glow, but it is elusive, even when you are close to it, because it's burning through wet vegetation and producing a lot of smoke. I see the smoke and emissions often from my deck, but there is seldom enough contrast to take good photos. When it hits the asphalt and starts burning up the buildings, the photo ops should be great! It will be out of my line of sight when it reaches the water, which could take weeks or months, but I might be able to see the pillar of emissions and steam.
Still hard to believe this is actually happening.