When does Daylight Savings Time start in 2013? When do we turn the clocks ahead this year? As another snowstorm buries the northeast, most Americans can't wait for spring. The Washington Times reported Friday, March 8, it's finally time to spring forward!
However, that could all change if lawmakers and petitioners get their way. MassLive.com reported Friday, Florida State Sen. Darren Soto is campaigning for an act that would put Florida in a year-round state of DST. He has filed a bill titled SB 734 that advocates for keeping Daylight Saving Time year-round.
After plenty of confusion and numerous web searches wondering when we turn the clocks ahead, The Washington Times reported Daylight Savings Time finally begins early Sunday morning, March 10, 2013. Also known as DST, it's a welcomed change and a holiday for some, but a potential problem for others, including local Rhode Islanders.
Meanwhile, in order to help residents make an easy switch to Daylight Savings Time in 2013, Newsday.com on Wednesday, announced the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center is giving away free smoke detectors in order to remind residents to change their clocks and their smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries while switching to Daylight Saving Time this Sunday.
Daylight Saving Time (United States) begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, and ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013, except in Arizona and Hawaii if you're planning to travel this spring. Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in spring and back 1 hour in the fall. Remember the saying, "spring forward, fall back!"
Rhode Islanders gained an extra hour of sleep when they turned their clocks back one hour last November. They paid the price for an extra hour in bed with shorter days and less daylight hours. Each year on the second Sunday in March, Rhode Islanders spring forward by one hour again.
The state of Rhode Island observes DST, and will "spring ahead" at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, March 10, 2013. Likewise, after a spring, summer and fall of longer daylight hours, Rhode Island will once again "fall back" at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, November 3, 2013.
Rhode Island state and federal government offices will change their clocks as well as schools, post offices, retailers, etc.
Sources: The Washington Times; MassLive.com; Newsday,com
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