People tend not to believe me when I tell them this, but it's true -- we don't get a lot of big thunderstorms in Seattle. Overcast, yes. Drizzle, certainly. But the huge storms where you're soaked to the skin within 10 seconds of exposure and the lightning crackles beautifully overhead, and the thunder is so powerful it can be felt down in the marrow of your bones? Not s'much. So on occasions when it does happen, as it has tonight, there is cause for celebration.