Commute alert: Thunderstorm rolling through

We’ve seen the flashes and heard the thunder — watch out for another bout of nasty weather on your drive home — though we can see a bit of sun over Vashon, it’s solid ominous gray looking toward Bainbridge and points northwest. Here’s the latest forecast; remember you can check out all the area traffic cameras here. (And here’s the radar link; thanks to Amy for that.) 4:41 PM UPDATE: OK, *that* flash was RIGHT HERE – the thunder followed almost immediately.

10 Replies to "Commute alert: Thunderstorm rolling through"

  • GenHillOne August 25, 2008 (4:21 pm)

    Jeff Renner has broken into programming twice, suggesting WS take cover – even mentioning a cloud formation that seems to have “rotation” to it. Auntie Em!!

  • Venkat August 25, 2008 (4:23 pm)

    I wonder if the pool will be closed??

  • WSB August 25, 2008 (4:41 pm)

    Somebody earlier in the forum said a friend/relative had seen a funnel cloud. Maybe they really did. This was quite some hours ago, though. Can’t believe it, I was just walking through The Junction in bright sunshine barely an hour and a half ago.

  • Trick August 25, 2008 (4:44 pm)

    I was just on my way to Lincoln Park and Wham!
    I looked and saw this flash, counted to 2 and the thunder just shook my house. Fun fun fun!

  • Scott August 25, 2008 (4:44 pm)


  • Holly August 25, 2008 (4:48 pm)

    There was a funnel cloud over Lake Washington. Crazy!

  • Sharonn Meeks August 25, 2008 (4:50 pm)

    I can confirm that rotating cloud aka water spout off Alki Beach about 3:30. Spent 30 years watching tornados form on farm ponds in Oklahoma, no mistaking it. Many years ago a water spout came directly up Erskine, blew out a couple of windows and disappeared.

  • Steph August 25, 2008 (4:58 pm)

    Anybody know exactly where that lightning is hitting?

  • cruiser August 25, 2008 (5:44 pm)

    I was in Home Desperate on delridge getting sand bags(in august for f’s sake),and some staff said it had hit their roof 5 min earlier.

  • Jenny August 25, 2008 (10:05 pm)

    Whooeee, it reminded me of summers growing up in Deeeetroit!!!

    (It’s the one thing I miss about that place: Exciting weather. :))

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