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(KPTV Portland)   Scientists admit the magma within Mount St. Helens is 're-pressurizing', but tell the public, "Move along, there's nothing to see here." This is not a repeat of 1980   (kptv.com ) divider line 112
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2014-05-01 07:58:42 PM  
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2014-05-01 07:59:55 PM  
Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.
 
2014-05-01 08:16:40 PM  
"There are no signs of an impending volcanic eruption on Mount St. Helens."
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2014-05-01 08:24:14 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.


I've still got a jar of ash that I collected from the 1980 eruption. I traveled through there with friend's that lived nearby while they were showing me how farked up everything was afterwards. It was maybe two or three weeks after the big badda boom.
 
2014-05-01 08:25:20 PM  
Ugh. Apostrophe faux pax.

/ducks
 
2014-05-01 08:28:16 PM  

ElLoco: JoieD'Zen: Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.

I've still got a jar of ash that I collected from the 1980 eruption. I traveled through there with friend's that lived nearby while they were showing me how farked up everything was afterwards. It was maybe two or three weeks after the big badda boom.


Heh. Just came to mention I think we still have a jar of ash somewhere from the 1980 eruption, too.
 
2014-05-01 08:36:08 PM  

fusillade762: ElLoco: JoieD'Zen: Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.

I've still got a jar of ash that I collected from the 1980 eruption. I traveled through there with friend's that lived nearby while they were showing me how farked up everything was afterwards. It was maybe two or three weeks after the big badda boom.

Heh. Just came to mention I think we still have a jar of ash somewhere from the 1980 eruption, too.


I was in my teens when I scooped it up. The devastation was totally surreal for a pre-internet cold war teen.
 
2014-05-01 08:39:39 PM  

ElLoco: fusillade762: ElLoco: JoieD'Zen: Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.

I've still got a jar of ash that I collected from the 1980 eruption. I traveled through there with friend's that lived nearby while they were showing me how farked up everything was afterwards. It was maybe two or three weeks after the big badda boom.

Heh. Just came to mention I think we still have a jar of ash somewhere from the 1980 eruption, too.

I was in my teens when I scooped it up. The devastation was totally surreal for a pre-internet cold war teen.


It was majestic before it blew. I saw the whole thing happen. Scary.
 
2014-05-01 10:11:47 PM  
Don't come to Washington. Washington will come to you.

/Also had ash from the 1980 eruption.
//Not sure where I put it.
 
2014-05-01 10:23:21 PM  
Call me if Shasta starts getting frisky
 
2014-05-01 10:47:32 PM  
If it blows again you'll be able to walk across Spirit Lake without getting your feet wet.
 
2014-05-02 12:20:09 AM  
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2014-05-02 12:21:35 AM  
www.jesus-is-savior.com
 
2014-05-02 12:21:40 AM  
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2014-05-02 12:22:05 AM  
I have a jar of stuff I scraped out of the barbecue that I tell people is Mt St Helens ash.
 
2014-05-02 12:25:04 AM  
Ooh, exciting.  I could see St. Helens from the lunchroom at work today.  That would liven things up.
 
2014-05-02 12:27:26 AM  
The people on the west coast knew what they where getting in for when they bought thier houses, I say let 'em crash.
 
2014-05-02 12:28:57 AM  

JoieD'Zen: ElLoco: fusillade762: ElLoco: JoieD'Zen: Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.

I've still got a jar of ash that I collected from the 1980 eruption. I traveled through there with friend's that lived nearby while they were showing me how farked up everything was afterwards. It was maybe two or three weeks after the big badda boom.

Heh. Just came to mention I think we still have a jar of ash somewhere from the 1980 eruption, too.

I was in my teens when I scooped it up. The devastation was totally surreal for a pre-internet cold war teen.

It was majestic before it blew. I saw the whole thing happen. Scary.


In a strange way it was also majestic WHEN it blew.  How often in your lifetime do you get to see the side of a freakin mountain get blown off?  Nature can be awesome.
 
2014-05-02 12:31:13 AM  
My sisters both attended college in Spokane when it went, so I'm pretty sure I must have had a jar of ash at some point. There was still ash on the windowsills at the hotel at some point when we went to visit.

I now live on the side of Mt. Hood, so getting a kick.
 
2014-05-02 12:33:30 AM  
This is the normal lead up to Burning Man.
 
2014-05-02 12:34:41 AM  
So are Saudi Arabia's volcanoes.
 
2014-05-02 12:37:25 AM  
May 18, 1980 was the day my root guru was scheduled to come to Olympia and open Tsechen Khunkyab Chorling, the first center for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism ever.  The line of cars including the long black Cadillac containing the lama arrived, folks smiled and passed through the door of the house and all was set for a memorable time.  There was a sudden BOOM to the south- all went on to the back deck and witnessed the cloud of ash rising in the sky.  I turned to Rinpoche, he grinned and said, "As far as favorable omens go, this one isn't so good...."
 
2014-05-02 12:38:21 AM  
"You know what this active volcano needs?   A smattering of cities and villages in a fifty mile radius."
 
2014-05-02 12:39:45 AM  

bd1709h9t: May 18, 1980 was the day my root guru was scheduled to come to Olympia and open Tsechen Khunkyab Chorling, the first center for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism ever.  The line of cars including the long black Cadillac containing the lama arrived, folks smiled and passed through the door of the house and all was set for a memorable time.  There was a sudden BOOM to the south- all went on to the back deck and witnessed the cloud of ash rising in the sky.  I turned to Rinpoche, he grinned and said, "As far as favorable omens go, this one isn't so good...."


misspelling in the above.  it's "Choling" with an umlaut over the o.  Sorry
 
2014-05-02 12:39:52 AM  
 
2014-05-02 12:40:42 AM  
I don't give a sh*t.

I've been drinking since noon.

You ever have a day like that?
 
2014-05-02 12:44:44 AM  

JoieD'Zen: Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.


I was under the impression that Rainier would collapse on itself due to structural instability before it would ever blow its top like St. Helens did.
 
2014-05-02 12:46:02 AM  
I'm confused by what's going on in this thread...
 
2014-05-02 12:48:09 AM  
I've hiked up the south side of St. Helens and sat on the crater rim looking down at the lava dome. Twas bad ass.
 
2014-05-02 12:49:52 AM  

Walker: [img.photobucket.com image 400x400]



Came only for this. Done in one.
 
2014-05-02 12:53:41 AM  
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2014-05-02 12:55:38 AM  
Oh yeah well I've got  two jars!
 
2014-05-02 12:57:57 AM  

JoieD'Zen: Rainier has been active as well. We are screwed if they both go off. I was in the area when St. Helen's blew and I'm sure I don't want to do it again.


I was on the Olympic Peninsula at Toleak beach when it blew...Over the sound of the waves crashing we thought we heard a sonic boom. About 5 minutes later a guy comes running down the beach screaming the mountain exploded.

Got back to Ellensburg..where I was going to school on May 20, 1980...(my 21st Birthday). They had shut down the campus and almost everyone had bugged out. I sat in my dorm room and drank a 6 pack by myself.

Maybe we'll get the trifecta this time. Rainier...St. Helens and Yellowstone!
 
2014-05-02 01:00:46 AM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 600x414]


Every time St. Helens is mentioned I think of that ornery old guy

/RIP Harry
//You were going to stay no matter what
 
2014-05-02 01:02:37 AM  
Scientists admit the magma within Mount St. Helens is 're-pressurizing'

Really?

You mean the giant dome that's been forming in the middle of the previous caldera for the past 34 years isn't just a pimple or something?

Ho. Lee. shiat.

/you live in a region with several active volcanos; surprise, surprise
 
2014-05-02 01:04:25 AM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 600x414]


Wow, I was only 9 years old at the time but I still remember the new reports of people trying to coax him away from the area that would be impacted when scientists predicted that some type of event with Mount St. Helen's was inevitable.
 
2014-05-02 01:04:27 AM  
I went to Ashfall once.
Oh,another time my mother chased a moose. My sister was not harmed.
 
2014-05-02 01:06:20 AM  
I took the family and visited there for the first time last summer. Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier are absolutely beautiful. I wish I could live out there.

And for that I hate all of you people who live in that region, and especially those of you who lived through the '80 eruption.

/I always miss out on the interesting stuff--unless you count Dahmer living down the road, and meeting one of the catch-and-release cops a few years later, as interesting.
 
2014-05-02 01:06:31 AM  
Rather than a jar of ash, I still have my "official" Volcanic Ash Scale ruler, which starts at "1. Get Out Face Masks" and ends with "7. Too Late-Call For Airlift".

/Fortunately didn't live in the path of the main blast at the time, and only once got a very light dusting of ash from one of the follow-up blasts.
 
2014-05-02 01:07:57 AM  
Hell why not. The Ring of Fire has been all hot and bothered since Johnny Cash died.
 
2014-05-02 01:10:46 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Hell why not. The Ring of Fire has been all hot and bothered since Johnny Cash died.


Funny you should mention that.  The movie had it's premier at the Olympic Theater in Olympia- the site of the current Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  Limos. Searchlights in the night sky.  Good times.
 
2014-05-02 01:12:09 AM  
Don't know if relevant, but this thread reminds me of 60% chance of rain...

http://youtu.be/MaNm8ghomCk
 
2014-05-02 01:13:56 AM  
I hiked on St. Helens for my 40th birthday. Went on the Pumice Plain, an area that is now closed due to dome building activity. Absolutely beautiful up there. I highly recommend a visit to the Johnston Ridge Observatory.

One of my favorite Christmas ornaments is glass made from St. Helens ash.
 
2014-05-02 01:20:00 AM  
You all need to quit trying to jinx us about Rainier. That sucker looms over my house.

I was only 5 when St Helens blew. I do remember the eruption, though. We lived over to the east of the mountains. Sky going dark and I remember watching the news broadcasts. That kind of thing sticks out in the mind.
 
2014-05-02 01:22:58 AM  

Momzilla59: I hiked on St. Helens for my 40th birthday. Went on the Pumice Plain, an area that is now closed due to dome building activity. Absolutely beautiful up there. I highly recommend a visit to the Johnston Ridge Observatory.

One of my favorite Christmas ornaments is glass made from St. Helens ash.


I have one of those ornaments sitting on the shelf in it's box.
 
2014-05-02 01:28:20 AM  

A. Snatchfold: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 600x414]

Wow, I was only 9 years old at the time but I still remember the new reports of people trying to coax him away from the area that would be impacted when scientists predicted that some type of event with Mount St. Helen's was inevitable.


Scientists didn't even need to predict it. The damn thing was shaking and smoking for weeks leading up to it. The eruption wasn't a surprise to anyone.
 
2014-05-02 01:31:19 AM  
Don't worry Seattle if Rainier goes...it's gonna flatten Tacoma...WIN!
 
2014-05-02 01:32:49 AM  

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: Don't come to Washington. Washington will come to you.

/Also had ash from the 1980 eruption.
//Not sure where I put it.


Mine's in an old jar on my dresser. Wasn't alive when it popped (04/18/83), but it's still something I tend to be quite interested in due to how close it was to my birth.

Also, this isn't exactly "ZOMG WE'RE DOOMED!!!!!" territory yet guys... You have to remember the magma was doing its thing last decade too, creating that whale fin or whatever the hell it was in the crater. Helens and Rainier aren't extinct, just dormant (and beginning to stir again).
 
2014-05-02 01:32:50 AM  
I cut out the account tags here because I'm responding more to society than anything else.

Every time St. Helens is mentioned I think of that ornery old guy

/RIP Harry
//You were going to stay no matter what



Oh he had cats with him too? (Reading wiki) He killed himself and his 16 cats. Jerk.

From the wiki
He was anti-science:

He became a minor celebrity during the two months of volcanic activity preceding the eruption, giving interviews to reporters and expressing his opinion that the danger from the volcano was exaggerated, saying, "I don't have any idea whether it will blow[...] But I don't believe it to the point that I'm going to pack up." Truman discarded all of his concerns about the volcano and his situation, at one point stating, "If the mountain goes, I'm going with it. This area is heavily timbered, Spirit Lake is in between me and the mountain, and the mountain is a mile away, the mountain ain't gonna hurt me... boy."

And he was rewarded for it!

Truman had already emerged as a "folk hero" for his resistance to the evacuation efforts prior to his death.

As a society we need to quit rewarding stupidity. It just emboldens the others and furthers the anti-intellectualism.

Killing 16 cats and yourself and potentially putting others at risk to try to save your ass from a completely preventable outcome is not noble and should not be celebrated. His image should be substituted for the Titanic on the demotivational posters.
 
2014-05-02 01:34:02 AM  
If it does go off again, don't be like that knothead who insisted on staying behind despite the evacuation order, and who died a crispy death.
 
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