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Thunderstorms swing by for a little summer rainfall

July 25th, 2011 by Thea

The weather forecast has been calling for more clouds and cooler temperatures, but we weren’t expecting the booming thunder and bright lightning!

Thunderstorms in July? Just what we need! I understand that summertime rain happens, but we just got our sunny days back… OK, I’m done whining now. Here’s hoping forecasters are right, and we’re back to the warm summer sun later this week. In the meantime, here’s a look at the storm from the KIRO7 doppler radar as of 8:01 a.m. Looks like more rain is headed our way.

On top of that some folks over in Sunset Hill in Ballard have already lost power this morning.

The forecast, according to KING5, is still calling for highs in the 70s, with cooler temps later the next couple of days followed by clouds and sun.

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Promised wind storm arrives Wednesday afternoon

May 19th, 2010 by Mike

Update: The weather service issued a short-term forecast at buy cheap viagra online 1: 24 p.m. Wednesday: “The approaching storm system provided a period of warmth and sun earlier today… but now the clouds, rain and wind will begin to impact the area and increase in speed. The evening commute will be rainy with the rain heavy at times.”

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Looks like the National Weather Service pegged this storm’s arrival just about right:

“Light northeast winds across the region this morning will … rise quickly during the early afternoon, with local winds of 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph continuing through late evening. The winds will ease after midnight.”

The weather service

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issued a wind advisory for the entire Seattle area, and about 1 p.m.

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Wednesday a still, sunny day turned cloudy, with winds gusting to around 11 mph. Much more is forecast, including rain.

On his weather blog, University of Washington Professor Cliff Mass says the worst will hit the coast, “with areas immediately offshore experiencing 60 kt sustained winds and hurricane-force gusts.”

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Prepare yourself for windy weather

November 16th, 2009 by Thea

Our sister site, Phinneywood, snapped a picture of a tree this morning, which fell into two houses on the 100 block of 78th St. No one was hurt.

But don’t be suprised if you experience an extra gust or two heading to work. Windy weather is reportedly in the cards for the next couple of days. King5.com says, “In the greater Seattle-Tacoma-Everett areas, south winds will increase to 30 to 40 mph with gusts to near 60 mph after midnight on Monday and will continue into Tuesday morning.” Heavy rain is supposed to come along with the high winds. Cliff Mass says in his weather blog that, “We will see huge amounts in the Olympics and northern Cascades, some Olympic slopes getting more than 10 inches.” As you’ve probably noticed, it’s already raining in Queen Anne.

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