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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

2 Nov 2019, 9:00 am


“Shorter” days our in our forecast! The end of Daylight Saving Time is Sunday November 3, 2019 at 2:00am. For many, this is the “good” time change, where we gain one hour of sleep. Turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Ben Franklin was the first to suggest Daylight Saving Time in an essay in 1784. Thunder Bay, Ontario was the first city to use the concept in 1908, with Germany becoming the first DST country in 1916.

The U.S. began using DST in 1918 according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It was first called Fast Time to support the World War I effort. It was repealed 7 months later, but re-established in 1942 during World War II, called War Time. In 1945, several states adopted DST permanently, then renamed Peace Time. In 1966, congress passed the Uniform Time Act making standard start and end dates to DST. The schedule has been revised a number of times since then, most recently in 2007. Daylight Saving Time now starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

Most states participate in this change, with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii. Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands. American Samoa also does not observe the change.

This is a great time to check those batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. As we approach the colder season, this could be a life saving safety check for you and your family.


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Karissa is the Director of On-Air Operations at WeatherNation. Karissa grew up loving math and science, but really fell in love with Meteorology while attending the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. After two summers of storm chasing in the central plains, she knew that it was the career path for her. Standing in front of a thunderstorm and feeling the cool outflow knock her over was an e... Load Morexperience she will never forget. After two years at COD, she transferred to Metropolitan State University of Denver. Karissa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology. Her high school and college speech and meteorology professors were extremely supportive and pushed her to succeed. Before joining the WeatherNation team, she previously worked as the Morning Meteorologist at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa and at WMBD-TV in Peoria, IL. She recently was part of a National Edward R. Murrow award winning team for breaking news for their coverage of the EF-4 tornado in Washington, Illinois. In her free time, Karissa enjoys cooking and trying new foods. She is a self proclaimed 'TV Junkie' who can get into just about any show. She is a die hard Chicago sports fan who loves attending professional sporting events.

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