Thursday, September 30, 2004
( 7:42 AM )
Well, here in Portland, we're kind of working on an "every day without hot ash falling on us is a good day" mode lately. But this morning the USGS didn't give us much hope of escape:
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey issued a Level 2 safety alert, indicating that geologic processes likely to trigger hazardous volcanic activity were under way. Level 3, the top and most urgent of warnings, would indicate such an event was imminent or already happening.
They say it's now 70% chance of erruption in the next day or so. The problem for us is that the winds shifted last night and are now coming at us from N/NE - making us the direct recipient of Mt. St. Helen's burp.
But, it could be nothing. Right?