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The sun will start setting before 5 p.m. in Spokane on Nov. 1

Spokane is losing over 3 minutes of daylight a day according to the National Weather Service. Savor it while you can!
Credit: NWS Spokane
After Daylight Savings Time, the sun will start setting before 5 p.m. in Spokane.

SPOKANE, Wash. — We're running out of daylight... literally. 

After Daylight Saving Time hits on Nov. 1, the sun will set in Spokane at 4:31 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Spokane will continue to lose several minutes of daylight per day until arriving at the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, when the sun is expected to set exactly at 4 p.m.

Over in Seattle, their earliest sunset will happen a full 20 minutes later, at 4:20 p.m.

Washington State voted to observe Daylight Saving Time year-round, which would keep Spokane's sunsets after 5 p.m. throughout the winter. However, the state needs congressional approval to fully make the switch. There's no timeline as to when that could happen. 

Across the U.S., 36 other states have either passed or proposed bills to make Daylight Saving Time permanent, but as of right now, Arizona and Hawaii are the only states who use standard time.