Video ~ Late summer thunderstorm over Tacoma

Last night the earth and sky rumbled over Tacoma. A great thunderstorm and associated squall slammed into us. Sarah and I had fun watching it approach from our upstairs window.

The blob on the radar cruised from Olympia and directly over Tacoma. We saw lightning for a half hour or so before we heard any thunder. Looked like most of it was contained within the clouds. A downpour drenched local streets and, had it arrived five hours earlier, would've put a real damper on our Labor Day BBQ. Though I'm thankful we live in the temperate and often weather calm Pacific Northwest, I long for a few more of these storms a year.

A still from some video I shot

posted Sep 4, 2007 under lightning, tacoma, thunderstorm, time lapse, video  

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