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Weather service gets it right – thunder and lightning here

Posted by Mike on March 29th, 2014

Updates:

From KIRO:

A Green Lake church was damaged Saturday afternoon after it was struck by lightning, said Seattle Fire Department officials.  The incident happened at the Bethany Community Church in the 1100 block of North 80th Street before 5 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found a 2-foot by 4-foot hole above the altar.  Fire officials said there was no fire but the electricity was knocked out.

Lightning strikes kill power in Ravenna, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th, also at Green Lake Drive North and Northeast 80th Street.

Short-term forecast issued within the hour:

SHORT TERM FORECAST

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

326 PM PDT SAT MAR 29 2014

.NOW…

A LINE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL TRACK NORTHEAST THROUGH BREMERTON AND SEATTLE THROUGH 430 PM. THESE SHOWERS MAY PRODUCE BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOURS…CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES AND SMALL HAIL.



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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Herbert Sauro // Mar 29, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    There was also a lightening strike at around 5.15/5.15pm very close to Snappy Dragon. We were outside at the time, one of the brightest strikes I’ve ever seen, it may have hit one of the mobile phone towers nearby.

  • 2 An Observer // Mar 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I understand the Bethany Church got hit by one of those bolts of lightning. Right above the altar.

    I suspect tithing by the members will increase quite a bit.

    Maybe they were serving coffee without a business license?