it's almost time to 'spring forward' by setting your clocks forward an hour.
Tuesday, March 5
By now, most people in Duluth and Gwinnett have noticed that daylight is beginning a little earlier each morning. And that means spring -- and Daylight Saving Time -- is near. In 2013, the big shift happens on Sunday, March 10, according to several websites. On that date, most residents of the U.S. will set clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m., meaning, yes, that you'll lose an hour of sleep. But you'll get an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. And when does it end? DST will last until Nov. 3, 2013. The change affects all states except Arizona and Hawaii. (See the attached map.) Of course, many people would prefer that Daylight Saving Time become the norm, that time would not shift back to standard time in the fall. And a Florida …
Get an extra hour of sleep tonight, and don't forget about changing smoke alarm batteries.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so get an extra hour of shuteye by setting your clocks back by one hour before going to bed tonight. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services suggests that you change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, too. Almost 3,000 people die every year in house fires, and in 2,000 of the deaths, there was no smoke alarm in the home or it wasn't working. “Having an operational smoke alarm in your home should be your number one priority when it comes to protecting your family from an unforeseen tragedy," said Assistant Fire Chief of Operations David Dusik. "Making sure the smoke alarm has a fully charged battery is the best way to insure that everyone has a fighting chance to make it…