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Daylight Saving: Have You Noticed a Difference?

10 Nov 2017, 12:42 pm

That extra hour of sleep was fantastic.
Well, I didn’t sleep any more than I otherwise would have– but had a jump start on my Sunday which made the day nice and relaxing.

But I would trade that hour in a second to get back last week’s daylight.

Traffic

Objectively, traffic is much worse both in the morning and in the evening.

Just about every day this week, I’ve been stopped dead in miles-long lines of cars all for accidents that seem somewhat avoidable.
A garbage truck on fire, a semi spilling goods out the back, rubber-necking rear-enders— you name it!

My average commute has increased by more than 45 minutes each way, each day.

Clearly daylight saving ending has not helped traffic.

Less Daylight

Another objective fact– I enjoy fewer hours of daylight.

I work from 7 am to 5 pm every day. Thanks to daylight saving ending, Denver now sees the sun rise at, 6:39 am and set at, 4:49 pm.
Which means I don’t see the sun at all during my day.

The shift in daylight means many of us no longer get sunlight after a long day at the office, and lose a lot of our afternoon light on the weekends.

Not Complaining

I’m not complaining. Just stating the facts.

When it comes to switching around our entire lives for a few months out of the year, it just doesn’t make sense. We should do away with the changing-clocks and stick with daylight saving all year. (more sunlight in the evening)

But that is an opinion.
Let us know your opinion in the comments section!

Sunset in Florida

Hard to believe that sunset in Florida was at 5:43 p.m. ET, more than an hour earlier then last week because of Daylight Saving Time ending. At least it was beautiful, check it out!

Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, November 9, 2017

For WeatherNation — Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

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