If the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted, at least a meter of ash would cover parts of the Rocky Mountain range and a few millimeters of ash would reach cities on both coasts of the U.S., according to new estimates based on computer simulations on the event …
Once they simulated a modern-day Yellowstone eruption, researchers were able to determine that a Yellowstone caldera eruption would release an “umbrella“ of ash that would spread from the center of the US and cover both coasts.
“In essence, the eruption makes its own winds that can overcome the prevailing westerlies, which normally dominate weather patterns in the United States,” said Mastin. “This helps explain the distribution from large Yellowstone eruptions of the past, where considerable amounts of ash reached the west coast.”
It isn’t just us worried about it. They are talking about a super-eruption.
ALSO – see COMMENTS for updates about Iceland’s volcano (now huffing and puffing).
UPDATE – the story got picked up from the well read Inquisitr website. – New Report Details Consequences Of Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption