Time to 'Spring Forward' Sunday, March 13

Posted at 3:20 PM, Mar 09, 2016

This week’s warmer weather has us all thinking spring! And, one of the sure signs spring is just around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time. 

This Sunday we ‘spring forward.’ Yes, we may lose an hour of sleep, but we do gain a wonderful hour of daylight.

Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

There are theories stating the time change was meant to benefit farmers by providing more daylight time to harvest their crops. Another possible reason is to save energy, as with the 2005 Energy Act.

However, because of technology like computers and cell phones, not as many people have to remember to change their clocks when daylight savings time ends, because these forms of technology will automatically adjust.

So, don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before heading to bed Saturday night or officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th.