Recent extreme weather is just that - extreme weather. Natural variation in weather is far more likely to be the cause than global warming. Future issues (think century scale) will be linked to global warming, which is a serious issue to be addressed.
Low pressure system over Olympia blocked onshore flow (which kills thunderstorms here). Thus, thunderstorms! Image shows recent tweets referencing thunder in our area (by UW Atmospheric Sciences Grad Student Luke Madaus)