Lightning storms strike Seattle overnight

Are tornados touching down elsewhere in the state?

June 21, 2016

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Did you catch the lightning storm that swept through Seattle last night? 

If not, watch this amazing footage captured by King 5 News as bolts of lightning lit up the Seattle skyline last night. I was sitting on the back porch of my house in Wallingford where I can see the tip of the Space Needle and thought it may have been fireworks, but after three or four more bolts that turned the sky a bright orange, it became more apparent it was lightning.

Elsewhere in Washington, it seems like lightning might be the least of the problem as a couple locals up north noticed some mysterious clouds forming in Marysville... Are we looking at tornados in Washington?

Happy summer, y'all! 


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