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That giant sucking sound was the Husky football team practicing.

I'm looking out over the U right now and no tornadoes, scarecrows, tin men or other effluvia are present.

Stand down.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 25, 2008 5:20 PM

from the NOAA website:


Posted by stacy | August 25, 2008 5:23 PM
Posted by John | August 25, 2008 5:23 PM

I've been staring out the office windows for hours now. I've heard a bit of thunder but so far have seen more drunks than funnel clouds.

Posted by madamecrow | August 25, 2008 5:33 PM

Nice. It should be a fun bike ride home from work today.

Posted by Mahtli69 | August 25, 2008 5:35 PM

i'm happy as hell that I wasn't on 520 when that was happening on lake washington. My two worst nightmares turned true for 520 would be 1. earthquake 2. a water sprout happening while i'm on the bridge heading back home

Posted by apres_moi | August 25, 2008 5:44 PM

supposedly water spouts aren't that big of a deal. just a lot of water moving at a high velocity. wait, never mind.

Posted by superyeadon | August 25, 2008 5:46 PM

Hey, people, THAT'S WHAT IT'S LIKE AROUND HERE! If you don't like rain and cold and tornados in August, move!

Posted by Dan Savage | August 25, 2008 5:48 PM

Sorry -- momentarily possessed by a native Seattleite there.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 25, 2008 5:49 PM

Yes. The entire U District is now a flattened wasteland. It's on the way to Capitol Hill. You should all flee for your lives, right now, and not come back, because it will never be safe again.

Posted by gadfly | August 25, 2008 5:52 PM

Is that why Seattle traffic is currently fucked or is that the fault of the Mariners?

Posted by keshmeshi | August 25, 2008 6:01 PM

Oh my god Dan- I read that thinking, "Dan's gonna FLIP OUT when he reads this!"

Too fucking funny.

Posted by catnextdoor | August 25, 2008 6:30 PM

@11 - Since nobody goes to Mariners games anymore, I suspect it's the weather.

Posted by Mahtli69 | August 25, 2008 6:46 PM

There was apparently a big event with motivational speakers at Key Arena today. Traffic on lower Queen Anne has been effed.

Posted by mck | August 25, 2008 7:11 PM

There was lightning too, but after it struck the Republican with a sign, it went away.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 25, 2008 7:19 PM

@14 - Some weird cult of personality named Zig Zigler, which inevitably brings to mind Dirk Diggler, which caused me to laugh all morning long while watching these suits scurrying around in their Lexi looking for nonexistent parking spots just to catch a glimpse of that magical wang.

Posted by kid icarus | August 25, 2008 9:37 PM

NOAA had more info last night. There was one sighting and data will be examined to confirm it. No touchdowns, though. A funnel cloud is not a tornado.

And Washington does get them, statistically about one a year state-wide.

Posted by Emily | August 26, 2008 9:16 AM

@8: Good. You're learning.

Posted by Greg | August 26, 2008 12:20 PM

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