Mt. St. Helens Erupted 37 years ago yesterday

On May 18th, 1980, I was in Lynnwood, just north of Seattle. I remember being in my garage, probably cleaning up my stuff after delivering papers when I heard a rumble. Caught my attention, but with Boeing’s Paine Field facility and such a few short miles away, I attributed it to that.

When I went inside, I saw this on the tv:

The coverage was really interesting to me. Volcanoes have fascinated me ever since.


This lahar has always amazed me:–hvgP2uY

And check out the ash cloud from space:



A monumental event that really changed the region. I’ll write more about that soon.