Updated: A thunderstorm barreled through Ballard and the Seattle area early this morning with extremely high winds and heavy rain, briefly knocking out power in parts of the neighborhood. Meteorologists measured gusts as high as 50 MPH at Sea-Tac.
“Thought it was a loud train or a landslide followed by really hard rain, then wind. Phew! Had to have the cat on my lap to calm her down,” wrote Aunt Salad in the forum, where several folks have posted their observations of the storm.
A few Ballardites said the storm knocked out power, but recovered quickly in most areas. “I looked out my window just in time to watch all the lights come back on after a brief power outage down 15th,” explains Heather in the forum. “It looked like a wave, lights started coming on north of Market and ran south down 15th to about the Ballard Bridge.” The fire department responded to several reports in North Seattle of wires down.
A few neighbors whose basements were flooded a few days ago were hit with a new round of flooding. And a My Ballard reader sent us this photo (below) of wind damage on the roof of Stimson’s Marina along Shilshole Ave.
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