Well, this is exaggerated.
The video of the formation of clouds over Mount Rainier on Wednesday morning triggered calls for an upcoming apocalypse, or worse, the end of the Seattle Mariners “playoff hopes.
But the video shared by Como meteorologist Christine Clark on Twitter is not that Washington state’s most famous volcano is about to erupt, or even erupt. Different government agencies intervened – sometimes taking various measures – to assure residents that Mount Rainier did not erupt.
“Bah,” Clark later tweeted after the USGS replied from its @ usgsvolcanoes account that activity on the mountain was not unusual.
On Wednesday morning, Mount Rainier may erupt, or even just release some steam, which is enough to excite residents in the Pacific Northwest. Some people call it terrible, while others doubt whether volcanic eruption is a normal process.
Others couldn’t help but find the timing especially troubling if it meant destroying parts of the state and also the Mariners “promising baseball season. The team’s social media handlers even adjusted the tweets of @ mountrainiernps to attribute catcher Carl Raleigh’s home run to any seismic activity issues.
But Seattle Seahawks fans have begun to worry about the prospects of next season, saying that the mountains are angry with the team.
volcano! Sports is really a kind of gas.
Together with the U.S. Geological Survey, the official Mt. Rainier National Park twitter information finally eased the pressure of any eruption or eruption conversation. At 10:28 a.m. Pacific time, a tweet was released saying that Mt. Rainier did not erupt, and at 10:47 a.m., another tweet was released, indicating that lenticular clouds were forming on the mountain.
The National Park Service also issued a press release on geological weather events, saying that “when humid air is pushed up to the top of the mountain, it usually forms lenticular clouds and disk-shaped clouds… In this case, it may be related to the passing weather front.”
The Pacific Northwest seismic network, which monitors earthquakes and volcanoes in Washington and Oregon, also tweeted that Rainier did not show “abnormal signals” and that “if an explosion occurs, the earthquake and infrasound network will show evidence.”
The Washington emergency management department, which is responsible for coordinating state responses to events such as volcanic disasters, seized the opportunity to remind residents that Mount Rainier is one of the five active volcanoes in the state. In its own tweet, the agency pointed out more facts about these volcanoes and how to prepare when volcanoes erupt – coincidentally, September is preparation month.
Because this is twitter, waemd, on behalf of Mount St. Helens, accepted all discussions about cloud and cast some shadows.
Well, this is exaggerated.