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A crazy day among the heavens

A crazy day among the heavens

February 22 featured snow, rain, hail, lightning, graupel, sleet, and even a funnel cloud.

The funnel cloud (above) was captured by Jesse Noll of Puyallup.

Most of the fireworks were due to a raging Puget Sound Convergence Zone, which features a collision of north and south winds that wrap around the Olympic Mountains.

Lucky for us, on Tuesday the zone's playground was right over the time lapse camera situated at the University of Washington's Atmospheric Sciences building.

This camera is facing south toward Montlake and the Arboretum. Watch as the clouds both roll north and south -- at the same time! There are some west winds in there too. Crazy day to go flying!