Lightning Strikes In Green Lake

September 8, 2019 11:41am
Photos by Mike Lemmon

No doubt tomorrow’s Monday morning office chatter will still be about last night’s epic thunderstorm. According to the Seattle Times, more than 1,250 lightning strikes rocked the region in less than three hours.

Our family stayed up watching it and even saw a close strike, which we found out later was the strike that downed a tree onto the fence of a Green Lake Park tennis court right off of W Green Lake Drive. Chards of the tree were blasted all over the large grass lawn. The inside of the bark had the appearance of being steamed from the lightning. Could that happen? Large green pine cones were everywhere.

Directly across the street from the park, 46 houses are still without power according to Seattle City Light. They are anticipated to regain power tonight at 6:30 p.m. At the time of posting, 191 houses city wide are affected by power outages, likely due to the storm. If your household is one of those affected, you can monitor the outages and when you may get your power restored at Seattle City Light’s outage grid.