West Seattle New Year’s Eve 2012 starts with spectacular sunrise

December 31, 2012 at 8:03 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 6 Comments

Thanks to Lise Thivierge for sharing the view from the West Seattle Water Taxi dock at Seacrest (regular schedule today but no WT service tomorrow, by the way). Beautiful start to the year’s final day.

ADDED: More views! This one’s from Michelle Stathoulis via the WSB Facebook page:

Fittingly, there’s a Sunrise Heights landmark in the foreground of Michelle’s sunrise view! And from Arbor Heights, Debbie Pierce sends this sunrise-watching scene:

That’s Debbie’s pup Austin enjoying the view.


  1. “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.”

    Per Wikipedia:
    The common phrase “Red sky at morning” is a line from an ancient rhyme often repeated by mariners during the past centuries.

    The rhyme is a rule of thumb for weather forecasting, dating back over 2,000 years, based on the reddish glow of the morning or evening sky, caused by haze or clouds related to storms in the region.

    A reddish sunrise, caused by particles suspended in the air, often foreshadows an approaching storm, which will be arriving from the West, within the day. Conversely, a reddish sunset often indicates that a storm system is on the west side (same side as the sunset), travelling away from the viewer. A similar movement is noted all around the world, in both the northern and southern hemisphere.

    Comment by norsk girl — 9:47 am December 31, 2012 #

  2. I went off to exercise this morning just before 8 and noticed the gorgeous sky. First indication was when I looked out my kitchen windows towards our garage and saw this lovely pink tint on the doors. What a nice way to start the last day of 2012!

    Comment by Amy B — 10:47 am December 31, 2012 #

  3. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing/posting!

    Comment by angelescrest — 9:21 pm December 31, 2012 #

  4. First pic has a beautiful view of the sunrise and the power poles in the background. They just dont make power poles like they used to.

    Comment by megabit — 9:41 pm December 31, 2012 #

  5. Depends on where you are … some sturdier than others … but the Municipal Archives photos from the first half of the last century, or so, show some classics, the ones with the big crossbars on top …

    Comment by WSB — 10:03 pm December 31, 2012 #

  6. All 3 photos are awesome, but I wanted to point out the obviously accompanying cute doggie nose prints made by Austin on the steamy window! All at dog level! (Nice sillouite composition).

    Comment by KD — 6:12 pm January 1, 2013 #

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