Set clocks ahead 1-hour tonight (Saturday) “Spring Forward”


March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

As if you weren’t already sleep deprived, you’ll get an hour less shuteye Saturday night no matter what time you turn out the lights.  At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, Daylight Saving Time (DST), that harbinger of spring, arrives with the promise of longer, light-filled days well into the evening.  Turn that clock ahead – remember, spring forward – before heading to bed tonight (Saturday) to avoid the panic of rising later than you think. 
Not every place makes the switch, though. Hawaii, Arizona outside the Navajo Indian territories, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas stay on standard time, which returns for the rest of us Nov. 4th , two days before election time.

Atlantic Fire Department 2nd Assistant Fire Chief Tim Cappel reminds area residents the switch to Daylight Saving Time is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detector.

(Associated Press/Ric Hanson-KJAN)