Mount St. Helens burps big cloud of steam, ash

BoingBoing reader Brian who lives and works perilously close to an active volcano sez,

Okay, there's no national coverage yet (they're trying to figure out what to say), but Mount St Helens did something. A big cloud of steam and ash that is trying to be classified (eruption? emission?) busted out of the crater. We saw it from work. Bye bye, Tulutson Glacier.