Things are actually revving up now.
The newest radar picture (7:45 AM) exhibits a area of thunderstorms approaching Puget Sound and one other storm over jap Washington. It is beginning to thunder exterior.
In truth, the newest WWLLN lightning community flash map exhibits LOTs of lightning south of Seattle and over the Columbia Basin.
And the newest seen satellite tv for pc picture is spectacular with sturdy thunderstorms/convection on BOTH sides of the Cascades.
The newest wave vapor satellite tv for pc picture is wonderful. In entrance of a deep low (pink arrow) over southern CA a band of moisture and heat is heading instantly in the direction of our area (blue arrow). The gas truck is right here. And uplift in entrance of the approaching disturbance is setting off the storms.
The NOAA Storm Prediction Center outlook has elevated the specter of extreme convection over our area to “enhanced.” This is sort of uncommon for us.
The actually large motion is later this afternoon and tonight…extra on this later.
I’m going to do a fb stay session at midday to speak concerning the storm…yow will discover it right here: