Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend, but not everyone will have to set their clocks ahead one hour. Unfortunately, those who do will lose one hour of sleep, but there is some good news — it won’t get dark as early.
What time does DST start and which states and territories in the United States will not “spring forward” this weekend?
Daylight Saving Time has been around since 1918 when it was called “Fast Time” and 98 years later people still get confused when it starts and ends and which way they should turn their clocks.
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. While the time will automatically change on most computers and mobile phones, you may want to change the time on appliances and battery operated clocks before you go to sleep on Saturday night.
According to Time and Date, you won’t have to fiddle with your clocks if you live in one of the following states and territories — Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.
In the future, other areas of the U.S. may end the Daylight Saving Time nonsense. The Sacramento Bee reports that one lawmaker in California wants to do away with DST and Sen. Ty Masterson wants to do the same. In addition, more than 81,500 people have sent a petition to Congress to stop the twice yearly clock-changing across the nation.
When will Daylight Saving Time end? You will have to wait until Sunday, November 6, 2016 to turn your clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep.