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Stormy August skies continue into the weekend

August 10th, 2013 by Matthew Leach
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Seattle Lightning. Image by YouNews user ahudda

What a show last night! Reports from all across the peninsula revealed lightning was extensive and thunder was often loud enough to shake windows and wake many out of a deep sleep. We even had a bit of rain and hail last night, and some areas reported increasing wind. But the turbulent skies of August haven’t finished their show. No, if anything, Mother Nature is going to pick up where she left off.

That spinning area of low pressure is already kicking up some moisture that will serve to fuel the atmosphere with more instability. Depending on the amount of sunshine we receive this afternoon, we could be looking at another very impressive show. Here’s an excerpt from the most recent discussion by the Seattle NWS:

...HAVE UPDATED THE FORECAST THIS MORNING TO INCLUDE SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE ENTIRE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. A FEW OF THE
TSTMS TODAY AND TONIGHT WILL PROBABLY PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND WIND
GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH. SUNDAY MAY WELL BE THE MOST ACTIVE DAY YET AS
THE LOW CONTINUES ITS SLOW MARCH NORTH. STEERING FLOW BECOMES A BIT
MORE SOUTHEASTERLY WHICH WOULD ALLOW THUNDERSTORMS FORMING ALONG THE
CASCADES TO SHIFT WESTWARD OVER THE LOWLANDS.

So we have a couple more days left to dodge the strikes and the wind. Just be extremely careful with your outdoor activities. If you hear or see a storm approaching, take cover. But if you’re taking cover and happen to remember to take and send some cool storm photos, I would be most grateful :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

Questions? Comments? Cool storm photos? E-mail me at: forecastingkitsap@live.com 

8-10-2013

 

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