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Turn clocks AHEAD one hour this weekend

Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning

March 07, 2012|Meteorologist Brent Watts

You know the old saying: spring forward, fall back. It's a way for us to remember how Daylight Saving Time impacts our lives twice each year.

This Saturday night, before bed, you'll want to turn your clock AHEAD ONE HOUR, meaning we'll lose an hour of sleep. However, thanks to the time change, we'll have an extra hour of daylight on Sunday.

WHY DO WE CHANGE THE TIME?

During Daylight Saving Time, which begins in the spring, clocks are turned forward an hour, shifting an hour of light from the morning to the evening. When Daylight Saving Time ends in the fall, clocks are set back an hour and Standard Time resumes.

According to the present schedule—determined by the Energy Policy Act of 2005—the United States springs forward at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, and falls back at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.

United States 2012 Daylight Saving Time Schedule: In the United States, Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 11 and revert to Standard Time on Sunday, November 4. Time changes in the United States take place at 2:00 a.m. local time.

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