Stop High Speed Rail – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on April 26, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Gain An Hour, Lose Some Light By Turning Back Your Clocks

Gain An Hour, Lose Some Light By Turning Back Your Clocks

Daylight saving time will officially end at 2 a.m., Sunday, November 7, so remember to move the time on your clocks back one hour the night before.  

Although weathermen will inform you, correctly, that it will be lighter in mornings and darker earlier in the evenings, for most of us the change simply equals an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning.  

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking news alerts delivered right to your inbox.

Interestingly enough, the United States government doesn’t require states or territories to observe the custom. Nonparticipating entities include Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Guam.  

According to The Arizona Republic, prior to the passing of the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 1973, farmers petitioned to then-Governor Jack Williams for Arizona’s exemption from the law. These farmers were up early in the morning when temperatures were cooler and claimed that it was still too hot even at 9 p.m.  

The Nixon administration subsequently granted Arizona, as well as Hawaii, exemption.  

Of course, the main reason for daylight saving time in the United States is energy conservation – the idea being that more sunlight in the evening means that homes and stores won’t need to turn their lights on as early in the evening.  

Consider some other benefits:  

The City of Santa Clarita suggests using the extra hour to test your home’s smoke alarms, replacing the batteries and testing the hard-wired alarms for any kinks.  

Alas, California does participate in the daylight saving system, so prepare yourself by turning your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.  

Time will then spring forward one hour on March 13, 2011.



Gain An Hour, Lose Some Light By Turning Back Your Clocks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
High Speed Rail – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile
Simply Taylored – Tile
Manzanillo Restaurant – Tile
Facey – Tile
Green Convergence – Tile