At about 4:26 PM on Saturday afternoon, the weather turned TOO EXCITING near Ravenna Blog HQ. Lightning struck a tree just a couple hundred feet away, sending bark flying, hearts pounding, and causing a small power outage.
Engine 16 stopped by to check things out briefly. A light smell of wood smoke hung in the air, and a homeowner nearby mentioned a cracked window.
Power was lost the instant the lightning struck, but the outage looks to be a small one, affecting around 60 households.
Good to see you, too, Seattle City Light!
UPDATE (5:37 PM): On that lightning strike/power outtake just north of Green Lake:
On scene where lightning hit church no injuries 2×4 hole no power pic.twitter.com/KhzV4m0Ac8
— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) March 30, 2014
UPDATE (6:15 PM): Estimated time of restoration for the Ravenna outage is around 1:30 AM, but you should check back here later for updated information.