Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 4th
The twice a year ritual will be happening this weekend, our clocks will be turned back an hour early Sunday morning.
Daylight Saving Time dates back to 1918 and World War I and was created to allow people to take advantage of an extra hour of daylight rather than having to use electricity for lights. The shift in time had a rocky start here in the U.S. after being adopted as standard in 1918. According to a post on Live Science, after WWI ended many rural areas objected to this shift in time leading different areas of the U.S. to observe different times! Daylight Saving Time was reestablished by President Woodrow Wilson during World War II and was again a free for all after once the war ended until the Uniform Time Act was created by Congress in 1966.
Now federal law stated that if a state observes Daylight Saving Time, it had to be universal across the state. Currently all the states in the U.S. observe this shift in time except for Hawaii and Arizona.
Daylight Saving Time was expanded in 2007 to allow for more daylight and now is observed beginning the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November that's when all clocks spring forward an hour and fall back an hour at 2 a.m. on the particular Sunday.
So, on Sunday, November 4th at 2 a.m. all of our clocks will be 'falling back' an hour at 2 a.m.! Good news about this is that we'll be getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend! Something I'm pretty sure we all can live with!