Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The Lava is Coming, The Lava is Coming

I know it won't be anything like back inthe 80's, but I'd like to see the mountain blow it's top. Kind of like how you always slow down to see a traffic accident.

MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. -- Steaming, glowing lava as hot as 1,300 degrees continued to ooze in the crater of Mount St. Helens Wednesday.
Scientists continue to measure heat, gasses, movement and water runoff at the volcano in southwest Washington. A plan to use an aircraft drone to collect gas samples awaits permission from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Scientists expect fluctuations in the level of unrest to continue during coming days, and a hazardous eruption could occur with little warning.
For now, a five-mile area remains closed to the public around the mountain.
If there were an ash eruption Wednesday, winds would carry the plume to the south-southwest.