This is your friendly reminder from your friends at Z88.3 to remember to set your clocks FORWARD one hour this Sunday morning, March 9 at 2:00 a.m.
Smoke Detector Reminder: This is also a great reminder to change the battery in each one of your smoke detectors!
Have you ever wanted to know the history of changing your clocks? Well, here you go:
What is Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is the period of the year when clocks are moved one hour ahead. In the United States, this has the effect of creating more sunlit hours in the evening during months when the weather is the warmest. We advance our clocks ahead one hour at the beginning of DST, and move them back one hour (“spring forward, fall back”) when we return to Standard Time (ST). The transition from ST to DST has the effect of moving one hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. The transition from DST to ST effectively moves one hour of daylight from the evening to the morning.
DST was formally introduced in the United States in 1918. Today, most of the country and its territories observe DST. However, DST is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the state of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does observe DST).
Daylight Saving Time and time zones are regulated by the U. S. Department of Transportation, not by NIST. However, as an official timekeeper for the United States, NIST observes all rules regarding DST when it distributes time-of-day information to the public.
You can find out more about Daylight Savings Time or DST on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s website.