MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There’s no doubt that sunset is becoming earlier and earlier. That happens as the season’s change and we head towards winter.
If you’re not a fan of this change then buckle up! On Sunday, sunset will jump a full hour sooner due to Daylight Saving Time ending. On Sunday at 2:00 a.m. we will return to Standard Time by setting our clocks back one hour.
You’ll often hear the saying “fall back” this time of year, which is to help remind us which way the clocks go.
Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday in March and lasts until the first Sunday in November.
Like most U.S. states, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas observe Daylight Saving Time. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that stay on Standard Time all year round.
However, as of March 2020, there were 32 states that have proposed bills to end observing Daylight Saving Time. The federal law known as “The Uniform Time Act” would have to be amended to allow states this change.
Regardless of popular opinion, the sun will set in Memphis at 6:06 p.m. CDT on Saturday and at 5:05 p.m. CST on Sunday.
There’s a trade-off though! While it might get dark earlier, enjoy that one extra hour of sleep Saturday night!
So, before you go to bed on Saturday night make sure all clocks that are not automatic are set backward one hour.
Also, this is a great time to do those important tasks around the house like changing batteries in the smoke detector and weather radio.
The FOX13 Severe Weather Center Team suggests doing this twice a year, so you always have fresh batteries in those life-saving devices.
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