You're not lying, and from what I've heard, the Yellowstone volcano is about due. Last year there were thousands of small earthquakes around Yellowstone Park too, and there was some worry that an eruption was imminent, but the seismic activity seems to have subsided in recent months. The prevailing jet stream would carry ash from the Yellowstone volcano down across Denver, then eastward across Kansas City and St. Louis, then back northeast affecting much of the midwestern and the northeastern US. O'Hare Airport would likely have to be shutdown, Midway too, and everything east of there to NYC and Boston also, if the ash cloud was pretty thick. In previous eruptions, the Yellowstone volcano has experienced explosive eruptions too, like Krakatoa, which would involve shock wave damage over great distances too.
I'm hoping that I'll be long gone when Yellowstone blows its top again. Talk about nuclear Winter, a major Yellowstone eruption could be just as bad or worse. Imagine the sun blotted-out for months by thick clouds of ash, dropping average temperatures by 20 or 30 degrees, all across the agricultural midwestern US, with large percentages of the western portion covered with a foot of volcanic ash? There goes our grain exports!!! Imagine a global famine???
Let's hope that Yellowstone stays calm for a while instead!!!
"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark