Milky Volcanic ash rain hits Washington and Oregon, health at stake

February 10, 2015 1:48 AM

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Milky Volcanic ash rain hits Washington and Oregon, health at stake

A strange ashy rain that looked like a milky substance fell throughout parts of Oregon and Washington State last Friday during the afternoon. While it’s not likely a threat at this point, weather officials are still scrambling to identify what exactly caused the ashy rain to happen in the first place. Not only that, but they’re trying to determine where it came from. It was posted to Facebook originally, and that was when more users began noting the strange ashy rain that kept being reported in a number of locations through the area.

Right now though, the assumption throughout the science community is that the volcanic ash that was undoubtedly mixed in with the rain to create the ashy rain that appeared – was from Volcano Shiveluch which is located in Kamchatka Krai, Russia. While a lot of scientists agree that it’s likely volca...

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