Volcano observatory reopens to the public
From the observatory, visitors can look five miles into the crater of Mount St. Helens where a steaming lava dome has been growing since October. On Friday, clouds obscured the view.
It may be a couple of days before the weather clears enough for visitors at the observatory to get a better view of the volcano.
Visitors to Johnston Ridge are advised to bring a dust mask in case of an ash eruption.
Mount St. Helens erupted with devastating violence 25 years ago on May 18, 1980, blasting open its once-perfect peak, leveling forests for miles and killing 57 people.