West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle weather http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:30:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle scene: Peek-a-boo sunset hints at weekend sunshine http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-scene-peek-a-boo-sunset-hints-at-weekend-sunshine/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-scene-peek-a-boo-sunset-hints-at-weekend-sunshine/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:47:36 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283224

Thanks to Greg for sharing the view of Thursday night’s sunset, with the sun peeking through. Right now, the forecast suggests we’ll see serious sunshine this weekend.

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West Seattle Weather Watch: Thunderstorms arrive http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-weather-watch-thunderstorms-start-to-move-through/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-weather-watch-thunderstorms-start-to-move-through/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:18:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282258

(Photo by Christopher Frankovich)
9:18 PM: As predicted, thunderstorms have arrived – coming up from the south/southeast right now, and you might even have seen lightning over downtown already. This follows a record-setting high temperature today, 96 degrees (it was still 85 at 9 pm). The thunderstorms are expected to stay in the area through at least tomorrow.

10:42 PM UPDATE: Rain arrived with the most recent cell. Also a reminder … we had one short-lived lost pet report, a dog spooked by the thunder and lightning, so make sure your pet is extra-safe. Meantime, just received, and added, an excellent lightning photo from West Seattle photographer Christopher Frankovich - thanks!

11:04 PM NOTE: And in case you’ve noticed this too – yes, that’s aircraft heading westward, likely because of the weather, in a different pattern than usual this time of night.

1:24 AM: Thanks also to Doug B for sharing a view of a bolt spotted from Hamilton Viewpoint in North Admiral. Things have calmed down since our last update – the air traffic shifted away, no further thundershowers – but they remain in the forecast for today (Tuesday) as of a late-evening update.

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West Seattle supermoon scenes: So close, and yet so far http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-supermoon-scenes-so-close-and-yet-so-far/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-supermoon-scenes-so-close-and-yet-so-far/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:40:26 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282200

(From Harbor Avenue: Photo by David Hutchinson)
As Space.com put it, Sunday night’s full moon was the “superest supermoon” of the year – the closest one to Earth this year.

(Photo by Jim Clark)
Next month’s full moon (September 8th) will be almost as close.

(Photo by Craig Young)
As Alice Enevoldsen writes in the newest edition of “Skies Over West Seattle,” it’s only one of this week’s attractions for skygazers.

(Photo by Carolyn Newman)
How close *was* the moon, you ask? 221,765 miles. Or so. This calculator puts it a bit farther away.

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West Seattle scene: Spectacular Saturday sunset http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-scene-spectacular-saturday-sunset/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-scene-spectacular-saturday-sunset/#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 03:50:54 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281382

Thanks for the sunset photos, concluding a day that started with a “sun-derstorm”! Top, from Greg; next, from David Schneider.

More in the works.

ADDED 11:07 PM: From Kevin Callahan:

(Those are the “crepuscular rays.”) From “Seattletimebandit,” who noted, “Wires or not, still spectacular”:

And from Michelle Riggen-Ransom, a wider view with the aforementioned crepuscular rays:

Thanks again!

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West Seattle weather alert: Thunderstorm moves through http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-weather-alert-thunderstorm-moving-through/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-weather-alert-thunderstorm-moving-through/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:02:00 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=281330 8:02 AM: If you didn’t hear the thunder just now – forecasters are warning that despite the sunshine, a thunderstorm is about to move through, bringing heavy rain. Past that, though, the forecast says sunny and 80s for the afternoon.

8:15 AM: It’s been raining for going on 10 minutes now. Still partly sunny out there, and more thunder in the distance. (added) Commenter DTK offers the real-time radar link.

9:11 AM: More thunder – so it’s not over yet (as the radar suggested) …

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West Seattle sunset: Vivid end to wonderful weekend http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-sunset-vivid-end-to-wonderful-weekend/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-sunset-vivid-end-to-wonderful-weekend/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:36:47 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=279310

(Photo by Don Brubeck)
Hope you were able to see the colors firsthand … after some drizzle and lightning, one of the most intensely colorful sunsets we’ve seen in a long time.

(Photo provided by Gary Smith with permission of anonymous photographer)
It’s only now ebbing with a line of deep pink in the northwest.

(Photo by Greg)
What a way to end West Seattle Summer Fest weekend!

(Photo by James Bratsanos)
Thanks to everyone who’s sharing photos – more:

(Photo by Jissy)
The colors were visible from the stands during the Sounders game, and back across the bay, from the sands of Alki:

(Photo by Eilene Hutchinson)
Might be another two or three to add – still reviewing the mail – again, thank you.

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West Seattle weekend scene: ‘Supermoon’ on the rise http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-weekend-scene-supermoon-on-the-rise/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-weekend-scene-supermoon-on-the-rise/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:44:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=279157

You’ve probably heard that tonight’s moon is not only the full moon, but is also the “supermoon,” brighter because the moon is closer to the earth. Space.com says the next two full moons also will qualify. Above, the dusk-ish view from Brian Fenske; below, the moonrise earlier, from Kayla Fenske.

If you’re going to be up early, look for the moonset just before 6 am, per the WSB Weather page.

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West Seattle Weather Watch: ‘Excessive heat’ this weekend http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-weather-watch-excessive-heat-this-weekend/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/west-seattle-weather-watch-excessive-heat-this-weekend/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:41:09 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=278895 It’s been warm for days – and it’s about to get a lot warmer. The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat watch” alert (see it here) for the weekend, Saturday morning through Sunday night. Highs are expected in the 90s – and even after the weekend, no significant cooldown is likely before at least midweek.

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West Seattle scene: Colorful sky before weather turns http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-scene-colorful-sky-before-weather-turns/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-scene-colorful-sky-before-weather-turns/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:20:01 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=277508

Quick break for pretty views of tonight’s sunset – on the eve of what’s forecast as clouds and showers. Above, from Don Brubeck; below, from Myrtle.

Thanks for sharing!

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West Seattle weather: Sunset sundog sighting? http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-weather-sunset-sundog-sighting/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-weather-sunset-sundog-sighting/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:00:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=276885

Sundog over West Seattle? Thanks to David Hutchinson (above) and Don Brubeck (below), frequent and much-appreciated WSB community contributors, for sharing the photos of what we think was a sunset sundog – one of the phenomena discussed in Alice Enevoldsen‘s “Skies Over West Seattle” a year ago.

Unusual cloud formations, too – any help identifying them would be welcome!

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Alki tonight: Lady Liberty and one of spring’s final sunsets http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/alki-tonight-lady-liberty-and-one-of-springs-final-sunsets/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/alki-tonight-lady-liberty-and-one-of-springs-final-sunsets/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:31:45 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=276680

Thanks to Craig Young for the sunset view looking across Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza! It was the fifth-to-last sunset of Spring 2014, with summer due to arrive at 3:51 am our time Saturday (June 21st).

P.S. Yes, Alice Enevoldsen WILL as usual preside over a Solstice Park viewing event for the first post-solstice sunset – she advises arriving by 8:45 pm Saturday.

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West Seattle weather: Stormy spectacle seen in the west http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-weather-stormy-spectacle-seen-in-the-west/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-weather-stormy-spectacle-seen-in-the-west/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 04:28:36 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=274640

Thank you to everyone who shared photos from this evening’s spectacle to the west – above, from Owen Reese; below, from Leslie Dierauf:

Views via Twitter, too:

Tomorrow’s forecast looks a little unsettled, too.

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West Seattle weather: Looking ahead to the holiday weekend … http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-weather-looking-ahead-to-the-holiday-weekend/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-weather-looking-ahead-to-the-holiday-weekend/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 04:59:04 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=273864

(Click image to see larger view)
Thanks to JayDee for the rain-sun-mix view from Upper Alki – after a day full of sunshine that wasn’t anywhere in the official forecast, but was good news for this morning’s West Seattle 5K (WSB coverage here) and the ensuing Summer Streets on Alki (coverage here and here). Next reason for forecast-fretting: Memorial Day weekend approaches. Right now, the National Weather Service forecast looks a lot like this weekend was supposed to look – cloudy, showery – so here’s hoping that too turns out to be not the case.

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West Seattle scene: Summer-ish spring sunset http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/west-seattle-scene-summer-ish-spring-sunset/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/west-seattle-scene-summer-ish-spring-sunset/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 04:01:52 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=272013

(WSB photos – this one, by Tracy Record; next two, by Patrick Sand)
Four hours after the thermometer hit 80, sunset color and clouds filled the sky over the Olympics, seen from Duwamish Head. Might have another photo or two to add shortly.

ADDED: Ferry on the Bremerton run:

And a crow hanging out at Don Armeni:

Should be another beautiful, warm evening on Thursday!

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West Seattle scene: Double rainbow before sunset http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/west-seattle-scene-double-rainbow/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/west-seattle-scene-double-rainbow/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:13:54 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270807

Thanks to everyone who’s shared views of the double rainbow that appeared before sunset! We’re building a gallery and adding more. For starters – this one’s from Max.

In some cases, the view wasn’t double so much as just, big. This view looking toward Fairmount is from Maris:

Next – from Debbie Bukoski:

From Eric Renn:

And Melissa sent her perspective via video, panning across the double rainbow from the shore of the bay:

Might add a few more – meantime, thanks to EVERYONE who shared!

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