Fall back: do not forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night


Critics of the bills said ending daylight saving time would mean it would get darker earlier in the evening, resulting in Texans using more energy and electricity year-round.

So, here's your reminder to "turn back time" and set those clocks back one hour on Saturday night before you hit the sack.

You'd think you'd know about all of the houses on your property.

Daylight saving time will return on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Days before most USA residents "fall back", a special commission in MA is recommending that the state not change time zones on its own.

Twice year, in most of the 50 states anyway, millions of Americans go through the chore of adjusting their clocks and watches either forward or backward. "So if on this "fall-back weekend" people get that extra hour of sleep and get themselves into that seven-hour range, it seems to be associated with a reduced (health) risk", University of Colorado Boulder researcher Ken Wright said in a news release. However, not every state in the United States practices daylight saving.

According to timeanddate.com, advantages include the extra hour of daylight in the afternoon for those who work later hours, exercise in the evenings or need to complete outdoor household chores such as mowing the grass, gardening or fixing windows, roofs or other parts. Agrarian interests led the fight for the 1919 repeal of national daylight saving time, which passed after Congress voted to override President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The idea was that shifting the clock would mean the best hours of sunlight happened at the most opportune time of the day. It was repealed in 1919, but reinstated during World War II.

1986-2006 - Daylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. Both Hawaii and Arizona are included in the list, as well.

Farming groups have also expressed anti-daylight time views, saying it has a significant adverse impact on rural families, businesses and communities. The sun, not the clock, dictated farmers' schedules, so daylight saving was very disruptive.

Neither China nor Japan observe DLS.