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Time's Really Flying This Weekend Across Most of the US

Standard time returns Nov. 4

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The History of Daylight Saving Time

    Every spring we set our clocks forward an hour, and every fall we set them back, but why? Before you fall back an hour this weekend, learn the real story behind Daylight Saving Time.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018)

    Time's really flying this weekend across most of the United States.

    That's because the shift from standard time to daylight saving time officially takes place at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. With the spring forward, you lose out an hour's sleep Saturday night. Daylight lasts longer into the evening but takes an hour longer to emerge in the morning.

    No time change is observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Florida could eventually join that list if GOP Gov. Rick Scott signs the "Sunshine Protection Act" passed this week, and Congress goes along.

    It's a good time now to consider installing fresh batteries in smoke detectors.

    Feeling Sleepy? You're Not Alone

    [NATL-CHI] Feeling Sleepy? You're Not Alone

    With daylight saving time just around the corner, a new study shows roughly 75 percent of Americans aren't getting the sleep they need. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

    (Published Friday, March 9, 2018)

    Standard time returns Nov. 4.