In the last few days emergency authorities from Washington and Oregon have reported the appearance of a smooth white, ashy substance. Even if there are active volcanoes close-by the two states authorities suggest that this mysterious substance must be originating from thousands of miles away or may be leftovers floating in the environment from an close by wildfire. Another theory is that the milky substance is simply some kind of dust lifted up from a close-by storm that took place recently.
The U.S. National Weather Service in Spokane, Washington reported it had recently begun getting info about a milky substance covering autos and houses. From that point forward, local inhabitants have been posting pictures of dinky water and filthy raindrops.
Walla Walla Country Emergency authorities reported this week the following:
“We have received reports of ‘white stuff’ on vehicles. The ash is more than likely from the Volcano Shiveluch.”
This is a volcano located all the way in northeast Russia, around 4,000 miles away. Other officials theorize that the ash may be from a volcano in Mexico, around 2,000 miles away. However, the source of the strange milky substance has not been confirmed by any scientific evidence and though the substance is likely to have been brought in all the way from Volcano Shiveluch, authorities need to take into account that there are numerous active volcanos around the globe.
It would be an incredible dynamic for the ash to travel the 4,000 mile distance from Russia to the north western states of Washington and Oregon. That is the primary reason local researchers are questioning the theory that the white downpour is actually volcanic deposit from the Russian volcano.
CNN weatherman, Derek Van Dam noted:
“The strong southerly flow from the jet stream could have brought it from an active volcano in southwest Colima, Mexico. But if we go farther west towards eastern Russia, there’s another active volcano there.”
The U.S. National Weather administration has confirmed it had heard some hypothesis until now including volcanic slag from Mexico or Russia, dust from the previous evening’s heavy winds. However, the service clearly stated that while many put forth various theories about the origins of the milky ash, the truth is that authorities have no confirmation regarding their source. Also the U.S. National Weather service noted that they are going to continue to investigate the issue and have contacted different bureaus for aid in replicating the atmospheric flows from the past a few days. Furthermore, several agencies have been contacted to see if they might have gathered suitable samples for testing.
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