The doom and gloom of Seattle’s overcast and now foggy winters get old very quickly. Luckily brighter days are ahead. In fact, a post 5 pm sunset is now the norm in Seattle and that means the worst of winter is on its way out.
As of today, January 27th, Seattleites will get 9 hours and 21 minutes of daylight according to timeanddate.com. That means shining sun from 7:41 am-5:03 pm and while the sun might only be setting 3 minutes after 5, every minute counts. Not only that but the last time the sunset after 5 pm was November 6th. So we are well deserving of a later sunset.
We Washingtonians can have a little 5 p.m. sunset, as a treat.
— Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources (@waDNR) January 25, 2022
Before you know it, the sun will be setting at 5:30 pm, 6 pm, 6:30 pm and then spring will be in full swing. If that’s still too hard to think about, we’re only 6 weeks away from sunsets after 7 pm. So hang in there, there’s hope, spring always comes and our beautiful spring and summer weather will be back before you know it.