Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday
"Spring Ahead, Fall Back," a phrase we've known since childhood. A reminder of which direction to set our clocks once we've reached the cusp of Daylight Saving Time.
Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.
While we've been performing the semi-annual ritual of resetting clocks on Sunday morning, the proliferation of digital devises is leaving us with less to reset.
Joel Vertin, digital services manager with UMC, says most of our smart phones, computers, tablets and even some wrist watches take care of the switch back to Standard Time all by themselves.
"Basically, any device that is connected to the Internet or a GPS will automatically adjust to the time change. Appliances, stereos and TVs that are not online will have to be reset."
Vertin says that if you're unsure if your device will automatically adjust you can check you device's settings to see if Daylight Saving Time is accounted for.
"Or you can just wait until Sunday morning and see if it changed," he says.
Daylight Saving Time will resume on Sunday, March 12, 2017.