Friday, March 9, 2012
Time moves forward Sunday - daylight time begins in the United States. Set your clocks back one hour Sat night/Sunday AM, March 11
Good morning! Don't worry, we get that hour back in November.
Safety note: It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarm.
Spring forward? The next few weeks will be even more challenging to those of us that find it tough enough to get our kids up and off to school on time. Do you know when the U.S. and Canada established time zones and for what reasons? Click “Read more” below to find out the history and official information posted on the Naval Oceanography Portal, The United States Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC)
CLICK HERE to read the full history of Daylight Time in the U.S. as posted on the Naval Oceanography Portal, The United States Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC).
Are you one who can ‘remember when’? (again, from NMOC) During the "energy crisis" years, Congress enacted earlier starting dates for daylight time. In 1974, daylight time began on 6 January and in 1975 it began on 23 February. After those two years the starting date reverted back to the last Sunday in April. In 1986, a law was passed that shifted the starting date of daylight time to the first Sunday in April, beginning in 1987. The ending date of daylight time was not subject to such changes, and remained the last Sunday in October. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed both the starting and ending dates. Beginning in 2007, daylight time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.