Spring Forward: Clock Change Comes Early This Year

Friday, March 9th 2007, 2:01 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Most Americans will trade an hour's sleep this weekend for more sunlight in the evenings.

The date for setting the clock forward comes early this year thanks to a change made by Congress.

Officially the change should be made at 2 a.m. Sunday _ local time _ though most folks will do it before going to bed.

It's also a good time to put a new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.

In areas that observe daylight time, standard time will return on Nov, 4.

Some parts of the country don't observe daylight time. Those include Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.