UPDATE: 'Milky Rain' Not Volcanic Ash, Says Researcher

February 11, 2015 4:35 AM

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Remember that mysterious "milky rain" that fell in parts of Washington and Oregon last week? Now a researcher from Washington State University (WSU) is making the claim that it is not volcanic ash caught in rainclouds, as was suspected, but rather the results of a rare event at an ancient lake.

The rain, which fell on Friday, was turning rain gages a murky white and splattering car hoods with a chalk-like residue. Even without a chemical analysis, experts quickly deducted that the unusual rain was harmless. What's more, they speculated that it's origins could likely be traced back to cloud...

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