Time to Fall back to Standard Time!

November 3, 2016

This Sunday, November 6th at 2am, you’ll need to set your clock back one hour as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end and we resume Standard Time.  So, before going to bed Saturday, clock fallingremember to set those clocks back an hour (your computers and phones should do so automatically) and enjoy the “extra” hour of sleep that you’ll be getting.

Daylight Savings Time was officially adopted in the United States in 1918.  Only 2 states, Indiana and Arizona (except Navajo Nation lands) do not use Daylight Savings Time.  There are several arguments for DST, in particular, energy savings and not having children go to school in the dark, are two strong arguments.  As stated above, 2 states felt it was not necessary and did not adopt it, but in the rest of the country, it is the norm.

A very good practice is to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors whenever there is a time change, make sure to get batteries and keep your family safe!  So now, for the next 6 months, we revert back to Standard Time.  So enjoy the extra sleep Sunday morning!