It’s almost time to “ Fall Back”! The first Sunday in November means those warmly lit late evenings outside are about to give way to cooler, early darkness. If you're up and at em' first thing, then you may like the brighter morning skies, due to the additional hour of daylight. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am on Sunday, Nov. 6th. That means for most people in the U.S. , clocks will be turned back one hour and return to standard time.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation :
"Under law, daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, with the nation returning to daylight saving time starting Sunday, March 11, 2012. Prior to legislation that took effect in 2007, daylight saving time was observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. Federal law does not require any area to observe daylight time, but those that do must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. No resetting of clocks is required for those parts of the country not observing daylight time: Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas."
You've probably heard this reminder before, but don’t forget it’s also a great time to change the batteries in your fire alarm! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission explains why this is so important:
“Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimize property damage by enabling residents to detect fires early in their development. The risk of dying from fires in homes without smoke alarms is twice as high as in homes that have working smoke alarms.”
How do you feel about Daylight Saving Time ending? Do you prefer brighter mornings and darker evenings, or the other way around?
The TIME is now for you to EXPRESS yourself and comment below!
(Little play on words there! *grin*)
-Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider