WASHINGTON (March 9, 2013)—Central Texas springs forward one hour Sunday, losing an hour of sleep, but gaining an hour of evening sunlight.
The time change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set clocks ahead before going to bed Saturday night.
Those who don’t may discover that it really is later than it seems on Sunday morning.
Fire officials say it’s also a good time to put new batteries in smoke detectors and weather-alert radios.
Not everyone will make the switch.
Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas don’t make the change.
Daylight-saving time ends Nov. 3.