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Seattle: Don’t Forget to Change Your Clocks Tonight – Fall Back One Hour

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On Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States.  So get with the old saying tonight, “Fall back, Spring forward.” Well, now it’s time to fall back. Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Officially Daylight Saving is 2 a.m. on Sunday.   So we all get an extra hour of sleep tonight, but unfortunately it also means it will get darker earlier in the evening.
During late Winter we move our clocks one hour ahead and “lose” an hour during the night and each Fall we move our clocks back one hour and “gain” an extra hour. But Daylight Saving Time (and not Daylight Savings Time with an “s”) wasn’t just created to confuse our schedules.

The phrase “Spring forward, Fall back” helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of Standard Time (“Spring forward,” even though Spring doesn’t begin until late March, over a week after the start of Daylight Saving Time). We “Fall back” at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to Standard Time.

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