The time to 'spring forward' is near. Make your plans now.
Daylight Saving Time
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
it's almost time to 'spring forward.' Here's some planning help.
By now, most people in Suwanee and Gwinnett have noticed that daylight is beginning a little earlier each morning. And that means spring -- and Daylight Saving Time -- is near. In 2013, the big shift happens on Sunday, March 10, according to several websites. On that date, most of the U.S. will set clocks forward at 2 a.m., meaning, yes, that you'll lose an hour of sleep. But you'll get an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. And when does it end? DST will last until November 3, 2013. The change affects all states except Arizona and Hawaii. (See the attached map.) Of course, many people would prefer that Daylight Saving Time become the norm, that time would not shift back to standard time in the fall. And a Florida legislator has …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Daylight Saving Time is ending. Do you like the process?
Updated November 2, 2012 Soon it will be that time again -- time to "fall back" in 2012. The annual end to Daylight Saving Time comes early in November -- Sunday, November 4, to be exact. At 2 a.m. that day, time goes back an hour. So forewarned is forearmed. That does not apply if you live in Arizona or Hawaii, which do not recognize Daylight Saving Time. Ditto for all of Asia, the world's most populous continent. In Europe, the time fell back on Sunday, Oct. 28. The attached screen grab shows which parts of the world (those colored red) do not observe Daylight Saving Time. -- So we ask, do you like Daylight Saving Time? Or do you think time should remain the same year-round? Tell us in the comments below.
Friday, March 9, 2012
This weekend is the official time to "spring forward" in 2012.
The upcoming weekend is the official switch back to Daylight Saving Time, so don't forget to "spring forward." At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, the time will be moved forward by one hour. What used to begin on the first Sunday in April and ended the last Sunday in October has been extended to make for a longer period of daylight saving each year. This year it will run from March 11 until Nov. 4. Fire departments use the changeover twice a year to remind everyone to use the occasion to check smoke detector batteries. So don’t forget Saturday night before you turn in for the night to set your clocks forward one hour – and to check the batteries on your smoke detector.