After the deluge here in Seattle on Saturday (I walked downtown in the afternoon and ended up wringing water out of my cuffs at happy hour), sun on Sunday, and more deluge yesterday, now the National Weather Service is shouting about this:
...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LOWLANDS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY...
A DISTURBANCE MOVING AROUND A DEEP UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC WILL MOVE ONTO THE COAST AROUND 830 AM THIS MORNING AND REACH THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS BETWEEN 930 AM AND NOON.
THE AIR MASS IS COLD AND UNSTABLE AND THERE WILL BE A GOOD DEAL OF WIND SHEAR ALOFT AS THIS DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. THIS COMBINATION SUPPORTS THE FORMATION OF STRONG AND ROTATING THUNDERSTORMS THAT MAY PRODUCE COLD-AIR FUNNEL CLOUDS...SMALL HAIL...AND WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
COLD AND UNSTABLE AIR WILL CONTINUE TO STREAM INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL STRONG THUNDERSTORMS BEHIND THE INITIAL MORNING IMPULSE.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE MONITORING THE SITUATION CLOSELY AS IT UNFOLDS AND WILL ISSUE STATEMENTS AND WARNINGS AS NEEDED. WE ARE ACTIVATING THE SKYWARN SPOTTER NETWORK AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IF YOU SEE UNUSUAL CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY.
A stentorian radio announcer read this a little while ago on Classic KING FM. It sounded alarming and awesome. Note also that all ellipses are theirs... such style. I love you, National Weather Service.