Al Gore was right!
Tornadoes in the northwest?! Either these are the end times, or there really is something to that idea of climate change. Personally, I’ve always operated under the idea that those of us in the pacific northwest had struck a deal with mother nature. We agree to live under the constant threat of destruction from volcanoes and earthquakes. And in return, we don’t get tornadoes! I like it that way. I’ve already had one volcano blow up on me (I was 20 miles north of Mt. St. Helens when it blew), which makes my odds of not doing that again pretty solid. But once you get the tornadoes… they just keep coming back. Tornadoes are the herpes of natural disasters.
Bonus! This page at boston.com has a nice collection of Mt St Helens photos.