With a 40-mile view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains I love watching the weather. All kinds of clouds gallop across the Pacific Ocean and fly over the mountain tops to produce our maritime weather.
As a citizen scientist, I am part of a team of volunteer weather watchers and measurers: http://www.cocorahs.org. Our information provides important supplemental backup for the National Weather Service forecasts. Anyone can participate. All it takes is a $30 rain gauge and a computer. Even my 10-year-old nephew in North Carolina is part of this team.
Look us up and join in. It is a lot of fun and very informative.