Friday, March 8, 2013
It's almost time to 'spring forward.' Here's some planning help.
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Friday, March 8
By now, many have noticed that daylight is beginning a little earlier each morning. That means spring and Daylight Saving Time are near. In 2013, the big shift happens on Sunday, March 10. On that date, most of the U.S. will 'spring' 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 Nov. 3, 2013. The change affects all states except Arizona and Hawaii. Some people would prefer that Daylight Saving Time become the norm, that time would not shift back to standard time in the fall. A Florida legislator even introduced the "Sunshine Protection Act" in the state legislature to try to make that happen. He admits it …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says Daylight Saving Time is a great opportunity to make sure smoke detectors and other safety devices are working properly.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office newsletter. Daylight Saving ends on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 am. Set your clocks back one hour. The biannual changing of the clocks for Daylight Saving Time is also a great time to check on your family’s preparedness. Please do the following: (SOURCE: American Red Cross)
Thursday, November 1, 2012
What do you call the period of time that ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 4? But whatever you call it, it's coming this Sunday.
Those 7:30 a.m. commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Officially, daylight saving time doesn’t end until Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. Yes, the correct term is daylight saving time, not daylight savings time. Chances are, however, you call it daylight savings time (Note: Answer our poll below.); most of us have been conditioned to add the "s." Remember, you’ll “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour (More sleep!). Many electronic devices automatically adjust when daylight saving time begins or ends. When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, it’s also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure devices are in working order. You can find a new smoke detector and batteries at these Minnetonka …
Friday, March 9, 2012
On Sunday, we spring ahead by winding the clocks forward an hour for daylight saving time.
Friday, March 9, 2012
It's nearly time to 'Spring Ahead.' At 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 11, we'll be springing our clocks forward—and losing an hour of the day, for daylight saving time. The good news: sunset will be an hour later. You may have noticed the annual tradition of daylight saving time has crept forward a bit. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on the last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, it runs from March 11 until Nov. 4. Unless you're in Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. They don't do daylight saving time. Around the world, about 75 countries and territories have at least one location…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Daylight Saving Time (DST) comes to an end on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 6, when you move the clocks back one hour.
Ah, sleep. Everyone gets an extra hour of slumber because 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, marks the end of daylight saving time. Be sure to turn back your clock an hour as you go to bed Saturday night (or early Sunday morning, if you're out late) so you wake up at the correct time on Sunday. It also a good time to check your batteries in your clocks, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Daylight saving time has been used in some fashion since 1916 and was started to help conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, according to WebExhibits.org. Its use changed several times over the next several decades. We spring ahead on March 11 and fall back Nov. 4 in 2012. In 2013, clocks go ahead on March 10 and are set back an hour on Nov. 3…