Remember to Turn Your Clocks Back This Weekend TODAY!
Daylight Savings Time (DST 2012) is set to end this weekend. Yes, that means an extra hour of sleep my friends! Daylight Savings Time will end this weekend on November 4th, 2012 at 2:00am. Daylight Savings time began earlier this year on March 11th, 2012 at 2:00am. Since then we have enjoy longer days with sunlight. Daylights Savings time will end for anyone in the United States except Arizona and Hawaii. At 2:00am on Sunday morning you will move your clock back 1 hour in fall (“Spring forward, fall back”).
The end of Daylight Savings Time will bring much shorter days with sunlight. Prepare to wake up in the morning in the dark and get after work in the dark. And for the folks in the Northeast, the end of daylight savings time also comes hand in hand with harsh winters. Bring on the snow and cold weather!
Even though the end of Daylight Savings Time will bring joy to heavy sleepers out there, it does pose a few threats to some non observant folks or older computer systems. Anytime you switch a clock you can complicate timekeeping, and can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, recordkeeping, medical devices, heavy equipment, and sleep patterns. Software can often adjust computer clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone.
A few years ago there were stories about an iPhone glitch that did no adjust to Daylight Savings Time. This caused the victim to miss out on a job interview and ultimately the job.
Be careful out there folks and make sure to mark it down on your calendars or write a note that the end of daylight savings time is this weekend and to turn your clocks back on Sunday November 4th, 2012 at 2:00am.
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