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Judy Hedding

Daylight Saving Time in Arizona

By March 7, 2014

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Every March most people spring forward--you know, set their clocks an hour ahead to return to Daylight Saving Time. And every fall they fall back. In 2007 and beyond, Congress decreed that this would happen at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and on the first Sunday in November. The second Sunday in March is this coming Sunday, March 9, 2014. That's nice to know, but here in Phoenix we don't ever change our clocks.

Daylight Savings in Arizona
Our Sundials Are Always Correct! © Judy Hedding

Even though we don't change our clocks here no matter when Daylight Saving Time stops or starts, you should probably take note of the dates so that you don't call Aunt Sally too late at night, and so you know when the stock market opens and such. And even though you might not care about Daylight Saving Time, your computers, iPhones, DVRs, Keurig coffee machines and a host of other items that may have been programmed before this change, so be careful to check that they are NOT set to observe DST. You wouldn't want your recording of The Voice to be an hour off! Finally, if you have appointments with people who live in other time zones, you might want to verify the time of that appointment again in case they forgot about the DST change. I know I will.

Do you think Arizona should switch to DST, or do you think everyone else should stay on standard time? Read the opinions and add your own!


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