WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Last Sunday of Daylight Saving Time, with sub-freezing nights on the way

(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

Thanks for the photos from tonight’s sunset! One West Seattleite even sent an aerial view:

Two things worth noting:

-This was the last Sunday of Daylight Saving Time this year; 2 am next Sunday (November 3rd), we “fall back” an hour and move into Pacific Standard Time.

-If you have a vehicle parked outdoors, you might need your ice scraper. Tonight’s low is forecast in the 30s, then possibly into the 20s Monday and Tuesday nights.

(Photo by Marc Milrod)

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Last Sunday of Daylight Saving Time, with sub-freezing nights on the way"

  • anonyme October 28, 2019 (5:58 am)

    I thought Inslee had introduced legislation to end this time change BS?  What happened?  Most individuals and companies use lights round the clock, despite any practical need for them.  No daylight is being “saved”.   It’s time for this nonsense to stop.

    • WSB October 28, 2019 (7:34 am)

      Ours is one of several states that have passed similar legislation. The problem is that it’s against federal law.

      • Nolan October 28, 2019 (10:13 am)

        Thanks for the article. If I’m reading it right, the legislature could have gotten around that issue by passing “permanent standard time” instead?

        PDT vs. PST seems like a distinction without a difference to me, but they have to get it right for the entire state. I’m curious what led them to go for PDT specifically.

    • Quora October 28, 2019 (10:36 am)

      It’s passed every level it needs to except for federal approval, which is the final “approval” needed. Congress is a little busy right now (impeachment inquiry) do not sure when they will get around to approving it. Meanwhile, we wait in darkness.

    • Frog October 28, 2019 (4:01 pm)

      In the world of all-about-you, it might be nonsense, but in the real world the time shift has important benefits.   Elementary school in Seattle starts at 7:55 am, which is exactly sunrise in standard time on the shortest day of the year.  Civil twilight in standard time is about 7:15 in mid-December.  With standard time, young children have some light by which to go to school in the morning even in December.If daylight savings time continued year around, sunrise would top out at 8:55, and students would be making their way to school in total darkness two months of the year.  It’s a major nuisance scraping them off your bumper, so buck up and change your clocks.

  • anonyme October 28, 2019 (9:00 am)

    Thanks for the clarification.  IMO, federal law needs to change and mandate either standard time or daylight savings for the entire country.  This would eliminate the chaos surrounding time change, including the piecemeal application from state to state.

  • Mj October 28, 2019 (9:56 am)

    I like daylight savings time like most people.  An item that is an issue is that with daylight savings time kids would walk to school in the dark in the AM during the winter!

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