Sue Scheff: Daylight Saving Time – Spring break and Spring forward

It is that time of year again!  College students and many teens are preparing for their spring break as they also lose an hour as we spring forward!

Ft. Lauderdale and Miami can be the hot spring break spots.  If you are visiting here, don’t forget on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time begins.  The old cliché, “fall back, spring ahead” help many people remember what direction their time is going.  Will you be gaining or losing an hour?  

In South Florida, we will be losing an hour as we spring ahead – however in some states such as Arizona (except some Indian Reservations), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have chosen not to observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

The purpose of DST,  also known as summer time, is to extend daylight by an hour in the afternoons during spring, summer, and part of the fall.

Fall back will be on November 7th, 2010 this year. 

Parents get ready this weekend, you will lose an hour of sleep and your kids will still be going strong…

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