Daylight Saving Time Springs Forward Sunday MorningPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Daylight Saving Time officially turns 100 this year. The day was enacted on March 19, 1918 by the federal government as a way to conserve coal during World War I. While the government stopped the practice later that year, local governments kept the fun going for years before it was nationally recognized again in 1966.
We officially “spring forward” at 2 a.m. on Saturday night/Sunday morning, March 11. That means essentially that the time between 2-3 a.m. on Sunday doesn’t exist, and we’ll go right from 1:59 a.m. on Sunday to 3 a.m.
The reverse will happen on Sunday, November 4th when we “fall back” at 2 a.m.
As far as logistics, we live in an age where things like our smartphones and computers are likely to make the switch on their own, so you don’t have to worry about changing those clocks.
Still, now is a good time to take inventory of what clocks in your home so you’ll remember to make it happen.