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Fall back this weekend

Posted November 4, 2016

Before your head hits the pillow on Saturday night, be sure to turn your clocks back! Daylight Saving Time ends, officially, at 2 a.m. on Nov. 6.

While most people will gain an hour to sleep Saturday night and more daylight to start the work week, falling back an hour means the sun will set even earlier. Sunset on Sunday will be at 4:46 p.m. 

About Daylight Saving Time

The federal law that established "daylight time" in the United States does not require any area to observe daylight saving time. But if a state chooses to observe DST, it must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law.

In most of the United States, DST is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices. Analog phones and appliances may need to be reset by hand.

A safety reminder

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges consumers to use the semi-annual clock change as a reminder to test and replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.


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