West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle weather http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:30:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 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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Go see for yourself! Beautiful moon over West Seattle http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/go-see-for-yourself-beautiful-moon-over-west-seattle/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/go-see-for-yourself-beautiful-moon-over-west-seattle/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 04:32:23 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=269375

Seldom will you hear us say “get away from the keyboard! now!” but this is one such time. If you have any view of the western sky, go see this beautiful moon for yourself. In case you can’t – or even if you can – Jason Gift Enevoldsen has shared a photo.

(P.S. You can always check the moon phases, moonset/moonrise/sunset/sunrise times, tides, and more, on the WSB West Seattle Weather page.)

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West Seattle weather: Right there, over the rainbow http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/west-seattle-weather-right-there-over-the-rainbow/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/west-seattle-weather-right-there-over-the-rainbow/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:46:14 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268715

Must have been some rainbow! Thanks to everybody who has shared photos. We start with three – above, from Babs, who says her friendly neighborhood crow Buddy didn’t mind posing. Next, from Buzz Shaw:

From 15-year-old Samantha:

And via the WSB Facebook page, from Debbie:

Now … back to the rain. And wind.

ADDED 9:24 PM: Thanks for sharing more rainbow photos! From David Hutchinson:

A few more to come.

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Watching the first sunset of spring at West Seattle’s Solstice Park with Alice (and Vera) http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/watching-the-first-sunset-of-spring-at-west-seattles-solstice-park-with-alice-and-vera/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/watching-the-first-sunset-of-spring-at-west-seattles-solstice-park-with-alice-and-vera/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:32:40 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268315

The seasons have officially changed – West Seattle’s NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen has carried off yet another successful sunset watch, something she’s been doing for 20 equinoxes and solstices – that’s 5 years of season changes. At Solstice Park, she showed young attendees how to practice telescope/microscope techniques on tissue tubes. And when it was time to demonstrate what the equinox means to our planet, she had an even younger helper:

That’s Alice’s almost-3-year-old daughter Vera, who made a few orbits of the globe that Alice uses as a prop. The sunset, meantime, cooperated, and put on its own show:

Those, Alice explained, are crepuscular rays. The ~20 people who showed up tonight just got lucky with the sunset show.

In addition to her own website Alice’s Astro Info – where the summer-solstice sunset-viewing event is already scheduled for June 21st! – Alice is also our Skies Over West Seattle correspondent, with periodic updates on what to watch for, from comets to eclipses and more.

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Spring arrives Thursday! Join Alice Enevoldsen at Solstice Park http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/spring-arrives-thursday-join-alice-enevoldsen-at-solstice-park/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/spring-arrives-thursday-join-alice-enevoldsen-at-solstice-park/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:04:20 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=267794

Yes, we know, that’s a SUNRISE (photo courtesy of Karen, this past Thursday) and Alice Enevoldsen‘s events are SUNSET gatherings. But we didn’t want the attention-getting beauty to go to waste. Get ready to celebrate spring, which arrives a few hours after sunrise on Thursday (March 20th) – just before 10 am. Then you’ll want to come to Solstice Park east of Lincoln Park for sunset, which is a few minutes past 7, but you’re advised to arrive around 6:45. Alice has just published the official invitation on her Alice’s Astro Info website; it’s an all-ages event, fun and educational. (Alice will also be happy to talk with you about the new discoveries out in space.)

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West Seattle scenes: See what you can do with sun and mirrors! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/west-seattle-scenes-see-what-you-can-do-with-sun-and-mirrors/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/west-seattle-scenes-see-what-you-can-do-with-sun-and-mirrors/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:50:26 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=267619

Two photos from Perry, who explains: “It was sunny out (Thursday), so we decided to have a little fun with some mirrors and the side of the OutWest bar.” That’s Perry’s friend and her ferret, above, and here’s Perry:

Perry adds, “A few strangers stopped by and helped, too. It was really fun!”

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