Summertime brings out the colorful cloud displays over Seattle

Summertime may be better known for barbecues, days at the beach and occasionally struggling with the question: "Why don't we have air conditioning?" But it's also the time of year when some clouds can be painted awash in color due to a fairly rare atmospheric event.

Time-keeping quirk means sun rises earlier in Maine than Seattle in June

The sun gets up awfully early this time of year around Western Washington with daylight streaming into our windows even before 5 a.m. -- a benefit (or curse?) of our relatively far north latitude. But there are some spots in Maine that see dawn break as much as a half hour earlier, despite being farther south!