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Old 25 December 2006, 06:55   #1
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God's Own Christmas Display

From our neighbor 200 miles to the East.

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Old 25 December 2006, 14:42   #2
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From our neighbor 200 miles to the East.
Very nice Tomas. I hope you're downwind!

All the best to all for a Merry Christmas and a Bouyant New Year!
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Old 25 December 2006, 19:38   #3
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Merry Christmas Stoo

Yes, we are downwind but when you think about it, that ain't always the place to be. It takes a combination of an ash eruption and a wind out of the SE, which we don't normally have, to get an ash fall. The worst was a couple of years ago and was sufficient to make for a white island. The damn stuff is like an abrasive and if you run your washer and wipers it will even scratch your windshield.
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wow that's a great picture. i too live in the shadow of an active volcano. i have a great and close up view of mt. st. helens off my deck. we don't get the pretty lava stuff though.

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i too live in the shadow of an active volcano. i have a great and close up view of mt. st. helens off my deck.


Just pray the mountain doesn't come to you! The most incredible photographs I have ever seen are the eruption and aftermath shots of Mt. St. Helens. It boggles the mind!!!

I watched a documentary recently on "Cascadia". You guys have some serious plate subduction just offshore and the volcanos inshore to go along with it. I've never been north of Mendicino, Ca. but a goal in life is to spend some time in Oregon/Wash/BC.

In a Tom Robbins book he portrayed the Inidans around SF as thinking the whole operation was facinating and then came the quake. When the Indians saw the white guys rebuilding instead of getting the message and moving on with their brick and mortor, they shook their heads and stayed the hell out of town from then on..

St. Croix is on a SA plate and the Islands North and East rest on another. St. Thomas is 32 NM N of here and the canyon is 20,000 ft. deep between the two. We have a lot of tremblers but no volcanic action just here, which is a good thing in my book.
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I'm waiting for the Mammoth Mountain area to go active. Been threatening for years, but, despite a couple of times of increased seismic activity, still seems pretty calm.

The Mammoth area is in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, just south of Mono Lake and Yosemite Nat'l Park. A buddy of mine has a rental condo there; would make a pretty good base for volcano watching (assuming it survived.)

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i remember when st. helens blew back in 1980. i lived a couple hundred miles away and we still had about an inch of ash on everything. it was dark and strange looking like the end of the world. i bet you know that feeling.

these days mt. st. helens just blurps out steam every couple weeks to relieve pressure. when it gets quiet is when we start to worry.

that cascadia zone is the biggest worry. it's a HUGE disaster just waiting to happen. i think we'll only have 20 minutes or so to evacuate. makes me want to have a monster truck or a really fast rib.
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Damn...I possibly should not have posted her picture

".PREV AVIATION...THE SOUFRIERE VOLCANO CONTINUES DOING ASH
EMISSIONS WHICH MAY AFFECT THE LOCAL ISLANDS DUE TO THE EAST-
SOUTHEAST WIND DIRECTION. ST. KITTS AND ST. CROIX SEEMS TO HAVE
THE HIGHER PROBABILITY TO BE AFFECTED BY THESE ASH EMISSIONS."

This was part of this AM's local weather forecast. We haven't had ash for months. Did I provoke the volcano gods with my post? What volcano.....

Ash nasty!!!!

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