Friday, October 01, 2004

In other news, a tower with a big-ass flaming eye on top was recently erected on site....

In Washington State, Mt. St. Helens emitted some steam today, which is a possible precursor to eruption. I, of course, live on the opposite side of the country from the volcano, but that wasn't always the case: I lived quite close to it in 1980, when it last erupted.

If it erupts this time -- and scientists apparently think it's likely -- it could affect my inlaws, who live in northern Idaho, depending on how the winds blow. Take it from me, folks: shoveling a few inches of snow isn't nearly as hard as shoveling a single inch of volcanic ash.

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