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Clocks Roll Back Early Sunday as Daylight Saving Time Ends

by on November 01, 2014 3:45 PM

It's time to synchronize our watches (and clocks) as we make the switch from Daylight Saving Time back to Standard Time.

At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, we "fall back", setting our clocks back one hour.

That means you'll get an extra hour of shut-eye.

Just be sure to change your clocks before going to sleep Saturday night. Don't forget the clocks on your stove, microwave and other electronics that don't automatically re-set.

Safety experts also recommend that you change the batteries in your home's smoke detectors.

Each year, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday of March, meaning that our clocks will "spring ahead" at 2 a.m. on March 8.

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (the official timekeeper for the United States) Daylight Saving Time has been around for almost a century. It was formally introduced in the U.S. in 1918. Most of the country observes DST. However, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not.

Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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