Weather: Pretty good weekend to lose an hour of sleep

Cheryl Sanders
March 12, 2017

Most modern gadgets - cell phones, alarm clocks, some TVs, an increasing number of fridges and toasters - switch the time automatically, but it's still a good idea to change the times on other devices Saturday night before bedtime.

Daylight Saving Time 2017 begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 12, shifting time forward an hour until November 5.

Daylight saving time will end November 5, when clocks will fall back to standard time. Daylight Saving Time begins in most of the United States at that hour.

Confusion reigned, however, especially for public transportation and broadcasters, until the U.S. Uniform Time Act of 1966. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe daylight saving time.


For most Arizonans, who remain on Mountain Standard Time throughout the year, it means they'll be back in sync with California and the west coast, and three hours behind the East Coast. Luckily your phones, computers and vehicle will likely change the time for you, but just in case you have any wall clocks or other non-wifi timekeepers, it's probably a good thing to keep in mind!

When asked how the shorter weekend makes him feel Jemal Gaines said, "Tired, very exhausted, because I have to get up even earlier now and Mardi Gras just passed and I'm exhausted from that". It will then have the correct time when you awaken on Sunday morning. Studies have indicated that losing that extra hour of sleep can raise the risk of everything from heart attacks to vehicle accidents.

And for Wilson, her best advice is to do not forget to change the clock.

In 2007, the change to daylight saving time was moved up to mid-March from early April.


Does it still make sense to use Daylight Saving Time?

It's been well-documented that the time changes in the fall and spring can feel like they're taking a physical toll. In America, summer time saved the equivalent in energy of 10,000 barrels of oil each day during the 1973 oil embargo.

Notes: The bill keeps state on Mountain Daylight Saving time as its year-round time zone.


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