Last night, even when it was raining in Seattle, there was the most amazing sunset. Here is the view from the space needle cam looking towards the northwest, which did not do the view justice.
Here is one taken by A. J. Thompson of Greenwood.
Last night a front had moved through and their was southwesterly flow aloft. Air sinking on the northeast side of the Olympics (the lee side in this situation) caused warming and drying, resulting in a hole of the clouds and thus the entry of the setting sun.
The visible satellite image last evening at 5 PM hinted at the rain/cloud shadow underneath.
With a hole (white) in the predicted low clouds.
Good time to plant around the garden. Moderate temperatures and the ground is still moist.