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Stormy skies make for beautiful pictures

Stormy skies make for beautiful pictures

Late October is the traditional start of the stormy season, and this year has been no different.

Take a look at a few photos of Mother Nature using the sky as her easel as clouds become a more dominant feature.

First up is a great sunset taken by Maia Pereyda from Kennydale on Oct. 19. She says Lake Washington was a smooth as glass and gave it a mirror-like quality to the sunset going on above:

Next, it's surf's up near Port Angeles. Rick Sistek (yes, related -- he's my Dad, not to mention KOMO's resident Port Angeles weather spotter) took this photo Saturday afternoon while the storms were raging to the east and south. He says moments after this photo was snapped, a huge fog bank rolled in and he couldn't even see the trees at the end of the bluff there.

Just how stormy was it to the east and south? Time lapse video to the rescue. Here are the videos from both Dr. Dale Ireland's Silverdale camera and the UW Atmospheric Sciences Bldg. web camera on Sat. Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 21. Note on the 21st there a great Convergence Zone in the afternoon that seemingly sends the clouds into reverse.

October 17

Silverdale:

UW:

October 21:

Silverdale:

UW:

Have a great weekend!