Fall back Saturday night


Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends this Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m. Journal readers are reminded to turn their clocks back one hour on Saturday night, gaining an extra hour. Although individual states in the US are not required to observe Daylight Saving Time, most states, with the exception of Hawaii and Arizona do. Daylight saving time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks during the lighter months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. A helpful way to remember whether to set clocks ahead or behind one hour during the Daylight Saving Time change for Fall 2013 is to “Fall Back” and “Spring Ahead.”