It's that time of year again. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00 am so move your clocks ahead one hour. It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarm. Here some other facts about Daylight Saving Time, you may not know according to TimeandDate.com:
- All US locations except Hawaii, Arizona, Midway Islands & Wake Island will observe DST in 2012
- Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern DST was not proposed until 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift to the Wellington Philosophical Society.
- Many people believe that DST could be linked to less road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time and can boost the tourism industry because it increases the amount of outdoor activities.
- Daylight Saving Time will begin in most of Europe on Sunday March 25, 2012. Clocks will move 1 hour forward at 1am (01:00) UTC, (from 2am to 3am local time in some areas).
- For the US regions observing DST, it will end this year Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am.
Hope you have great weather this weekend to enjoy the extra hour of daylight!
Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider is filling in for Bob Van Dillen this week on Morning Express with Robin Meade. Bonnie is also the author of EXTREME WEATHER, available now in bookstores everywhere. For more information: BonnieWeather.com