Seattle Hit By Large Scale Freak Lightening Storm

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Clearly, the climate is changing with evidence appearing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. There were the two monster hurricanes off of the country’s eastern coast. Then, last night a huge storm manifest over Seattle, Washington.

Over 1,250 lightning strikes occurred within three hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time followed by heavy rains, flooding, and hail across the Puget Sound region, the National Weather Service Seattle office reported, according to CNN.

More than 200 were recorded in just one hour between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. over the Seattle metro area. The strong line of thunderstorms caused widespread power outages.

Seattle City Light spokesperson said according to The Seattle Times:

‘There have been a whole lot of strikes hitting power lines, hitting transformers. There are have been a lot of momentary outages. But it’s all very sporadic. I think this surprised everyone, but the main thing is that it’s very difficult for our crews to go investigate due to the lightning. It’s too dangerous right now.’

Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle Art Gaebel said:

‘(They) drifted west and came through the city. It’s all associated with a system off the coast spinning around and kicking off storms. A lot of ingredients have to come together to get this weather. It’s quite a bit for this area, obviously. We don’t see this type of weather roll through very often.’

Twitter world captured the live monster thunderstorm. Check these out:

 

 

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