Watch a Crazy Simulation on How Yellowstone Eruption Might Look
I know it is not the best routine for bedtime. But, I have been hooked on watching shows like Ancient Aliens and Ghost Adventures right before bedtime. Why? That is a good question. I don't know why. I do know that, for some weird reason, it calms me down. Drifting off to sleep to the people talking of aliens or ghosts doesn't bother me. But, drifting off to sleep to people talking of possible apocalypse scenarios, has me wide awake. When it comes to the end of the world, my mind cannot stop thinking about all the different ways the human race might get wiped out. Maybe that has a lot to do with the fact that one of the most plausible extinction events could take place in our own backyard.
With the thought of the Yellowstone volcano erupting, my mind starts to play out how some of us in Montana can survive it. Clearly, places like Bozeman and Livingston will be wiped out. But, is Missoula far enough away to avoid being vaporized by the initial blast? Could we have enough of a head start to escape? Or will Missoula and much of the PNW just get wiped off the face of the earth? I guess we won't really know until it happens. However, you can make an educated guess about how a front-row seat to the end of the world might look.
The following PC Simulation shows what a possible escape from the Yellowstone volcano eruption might look when the caldera decides to pop.