Shortly after midnight this morning (Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010), a spectacular thunder and lightning storm hit Seattle.
The National Weather Service issued the following “Short Term Forecast“:
A STRONG LINE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED
WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PRODUCE BRIEF SOUTHWEST WIND GUSTS
TO 55 MPH AS IT PASSES.
Ppower outages are affecting several north Green Lake homes. Here is a screen shot of the Seattle City Light System Status map, taken at 1:25 a.m.:
Update, 2:02 a.m.: Seattle City Light reports the following: “Crews are being called in from home to start repairs. There is no estimate on the time of restoration.”
Update, 9 a.m.: At 4:24 a.m., Seattle City Light tweeted that power had been restored for most of Green Lake.
Yesterday (Monday, Dec. 13, 2010), Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) reported that most of Seattle received 3 to 4 inches of precipitation during the Pineapple Express rainstorm that hit over the weekend. James Rufo-Hill, a meteorologist for SPU, reported that at several locations, including Green Lake, the amount of rain that fell during the weekend was “close to that of a historical 100-year event.”