Gray mythIt’s funny when people say they remember the ashes in the Kelso-Longview area from an eruption on May 18, 1980. But nothing. All the ash was blowing east, far from Cowlitz County. It was only on the following Sunday, May 25, 1980, that the area received the first and only significant ash rain from the volcano. The eruption occurred during a thunderstorm overnight, and a layer of wet ash on the electricity substation caused massive power outages throughout the region.
Is that another eruption?After the volcano erupted so fiercely, it was common for the local people during the summer immediately after the eruption to ask whether giant smoke caused by slash-burning – giant fires began to clear the debris of logging and which is now rare – was an eruption in the east. Landscape-scale burns are now largely in the past, but you can count on volcanic eruptions as part of Cowlitz County’s future for thousands of years.
So how many eruptions have happened since 1980?Too many to count, really. The volcano erupted steam, ash and gas for two months before the big blow on May 18, 1980, a period in which the north wing swelled five feet a day. Following May 18, five explosive eruptions later that year sent ash and steam clouds eight or nine miles into the sky on May 25, June 12, July 22, August 7, and October 16. The eruption of the quiet “dome building” continues. October 1986. The period of dome construction continued from 2004-08. The last explosive eruption of significance occurred on March 19, 1982. Over the past 12 years, the mountain has been largely deserted except for periodic quakes, which geologists interpret as fresh molten rock moving into the volcano to refuel for subsequent eruptions. And no one knows when, or how big, it will be. But of all Cascade Range volcanoes, scientists consider Mount St. Helens is most likely to erupt next. It is also rated the second most dangerous volcano in the country by USGS, but only because so many people live under Mount Rainier, which ranks the most dangerous.
The howling wind in East New England made it loud outside the homes of people Sunday night to Monday.
North winds blowing up to 45 mph within 30 miles of the coast will take place throughout Monday, taking temperatures that have cooled down in the lower 40s and pushing temperatures “noticeably” to lower temperatures throughout the 30s!
The rain will not be a very heavy Monday through the night, but it will fall steadily and lightly throughout the day, continue to grow and bring the total rain to near an inch all said on Tuesday morning, when only a rush or initial spark occurs. expected to remain.
In the northern mountains, snow continues to accumulate above a height of 1,500 feet by a few inches, and a few inches above 2,000 feet.
Although drier air pockets are moving east to New England from the Great Lakes on Tuesday, turning off rainfall is one thing – getting a decent cleanup is another achievement that will be slower to produce results. There will be some openings on Tuesday in the north and west of New England, but it is likely to bring sunlight in the afternoon farther southeast.
Wednesday must be a brighter day because the high pressure bubble – sunny weather – strengthens above Nova Scotia. This flow of sunny weather from our east will create a land wind that will keep the coastline cool while inland communities rise to 60 degrees.
A storm system that has strengthened through the Ohio Valley Thursday will cross New England on Friday. All this will produce strong winds south Thursday, especially late, transporting lighter air to New England. This system will eventually produce rain or rain with the possibility of thunder embedded on Friday when the temperature is working at a temperature of 60 degrees.
Although this part of the system doesn’t really spell warm weekends after a storm comes in and by itself, there seems to be a shortage of cold air available behind it, so we might be able to reach the 60s this weekend because the weather is improving and enlightening.
At this point, despite the chance of rain growing towards the middle of next week, our First Standby Weather Team looks at the seasonable temperatures in the first half of next week, and we have reflected this in our exclusive 10-day forecast.
The sun had faded behind clouds in much of New England with rain falling this afternoon and spreading widely tonight, with Maine wanting to stay dry until tonight.
The temperature will drop to the 30s Sunday night with rain turning to snow at higher altitudes in Central New England. When the system rotates over New England, it will drag the air cooler than Canada so that we can see snow piled on the hill on Monday morning, especially on the grassy surface.
A storm can fall more than 3 inches of snow across mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire.
This low pressure will move slowly, keeping Monday wet and windy with highs in the 30s and 40s. Winds blow up to 45 miles per hour. Our first warning for Monday is mainly due to strong winds and wet snow on tree branches which can cause isolated power cuts.
Conditions will improve on Tuesday as the system withdraws and partial cleaning is expected from west to east with more afternoon sun. The temperature must be closer to 50 degrees.
Wednesday will be dry with rising clouds and temperatures in the upper 50s but another storm knocked on the door Wednesday night with rain returning and more rain on Thursday and Friday forecasts. This time around the low rail to our north and pulling in lighter air, so rain is most likely in most areas.
The weather might improve in time for the highest weekend in the 60s, making it feel like spring for the first weekend in May.