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Daylight Savings Time 2014: When does DST start & when do we turn clocks ahead?

When does Daylight Saving Time 2014 start? Get ready to welcome more daylight after you lose an hour of sleep.

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In most states in the U.S., it will be time to set your clocks ahead at 2 a.m. on March 9, 2014.

Spring Forward and Fall Back: If you can't remember which way to turn your clock when Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins, this phrase makes it a little easier. Turn your clock ahead shortly before Spring starts and turn them back in the fall.3.

There are exceptions to the rule when it comes to Daylight Saving Time. While most states observe DST, there are a few that do not. If you live in Arizona (with some exceptions), Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa, do not turn your clocks ahead on March 9.

For everyone else, turn your clocks ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday night, March 8, so you will wake up to the correct time.

Don't forget to change the clock on your stove, microwave and in your car. However, most smartphones, cable boxes and computers will turn ahead one hour automatically.

While you are setting the time on your clocks an hour ahead, it's also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that you replace batteries annually and test the alarms every month.

When does Daylight Saving Time end? You will be able to catch an extra hour of sleep when you turn the clocks back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.