I am sure you have noticed our bright evenings. The sunset tonight will be 9:00 p.m. With the summer solstice just a week away, we are enjoying the longest daylight hours of the year! The latest sunset for Portland will be 9:03 p.m. starting June 19th and continuing through July 2nd. We are already seeing the year's earliest sunrise of 5:21 a.m. The sun will start popping up later in the morning at 5:22, June 19th. The summer solstice this year takes place on June 21st. The solstice is known as the longest day of the year, which is true by a matter of seconds.
The topic of daylight saving time is always a debate with some. Remember, if we were on standard time, the sunrise right now would be 4:21 each morning, meaning we would start to see brightness around 4:00 a.m.
KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill, follow me @