Because of a quirk in the calendar, today's sunrise in parts of the United States that observe daylight saving time was the latest it's been in many years. In Chicago, that was 7:27 this morning. The sunrise won't be that late again until 6 November 2021.
Plus, it was pissing with rain when the sun finally did come up today, making it especially gloomy.
I'm not really sure why we switched from the end of October to the beginning of November in 2007, but I really hate it.