West Seattle weather: Tumultuous Tuesday evening

Sage shared that photo, saying: “Turns out 30th & Thistle is somewhere over the rainbow!” That rainbow, you probably know, followed an intense hail* shower about an hour ago. According to the National Weather Service’s latest “forecast discussion,” tomorrow will bring more scattered showers mixed with sunbreaks. Possibly related to the downpour, there’ve been at least two crashes in the past hour, including one at California/Charlestown that we’re told is still affecting traffic in the area. Matthew sent this photo from that scene:

Meantime, back to the rainbow – Mike Gerber shared this view of a double rainbow seen from Puget Ridge, on his property with the old orchard house mentioned here previously:

And from High Point, Wendy Hughes-Jelen shares this view:

If you missed the hail … here’s a view on the backyard bricks at WSB HQ in Upper Fauntleroy:

ADDED 9:25 PM: A few more photos – first, Don Brubeck captured the squall as it headed downtown:

And John Hinkey, northeast of The Junction, got an Alaska Airlines jet, rainbow-bound:

Probably another photo or two to add later .. but in the meantime, thanks again, everybody!

11 Replies to "West Seattle weather: Tumultuous Tuesday evening"

  • Cranky Westie April 3, 2012 (10:14 pm)

    Cheese Whiz! When is this gol dang city gonna stop with the freakin’ rainbows! If it’s not the traffic improvement, or the non binding city wide referendums or the mayors or former mayors with prodigious facial hair it’s those pesky rainbows! It makes it difficult too be perpetually ticked off and seething with Seattle flavored angst when confronted with their colorful wonderfulness. CUT IT OUT! Will Nick Licata please introduce rainbow optional sectors of the city, wherein the truly upset can rage with out interruption from spectrum enhancing natural phenomena? And don’t you Christian Noah apologists (who killed the dang unicorn anyway?) or you Gay people with your nice restaurants (hey how did you both end up on the same side of my rant? Well, try to get along and see if you can find anything else in common…) try and tell me that the rainbow is nice and pleasant and every one like a good rainbow because RAINBOWS JUST TICK ME OFF BUT GOOD. I do like Harvest Gold, Avacado and Butternut Squash. I once had a refrigerator in Harvest Gold but the freon went bad, and my life took a sour turn from then on. The West Seattle coyotes have me cornered in my laundry room. Send help, but don’t injure the coyotes because they are so cute.

  • bosslady April 4, 2012 (9:00 am)

    Nice pic John Hinkey :)

  • dbsea April 4, 2012 (10:10 am)

    That is a quality rant Cranky. Very nice

  • Vanessa April 4, 2012 (11:40 am)

    Dear Cranky, you forgot to mention your concern of chupacabras being tied to the bike racks in front of the grocery store.

  • WestSide45 April 4, 2012 (11:43 am)

    I love words with 4 u’s in them. There are so few…

    • WSB April 4, 2012 (12:34 pm)

      Hmm, would take a while to imagine another. I came up with usuriousness but that’s only three …

  • Jehu April 4, 2012 (1:33 pm)

    Double Rainbow! All the way across the sky!

  • Huindekmi April 4, 2012 (3:01 pm)

    “The snack on this evening’s flight will be Skittles.”

  • Amy April 4, 2012 (3:52 pm)

    Awesome pictures! I was out on my deck in Sunrise Heights snapping away at that lovely double rainbow. So vibrant!

  • John Hinkey April 4, 2012 (6:03 pm)

    Thanks Bosslady!

  • MMB April 4, 2012 (8:07 pm)

    Cranky – you should have a regular column! Become a true curmudgeon. Curmudgeonly rants are an art form, IMHO.

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