If spring is your favorite season, you got a taste of it early this year. With a mild winter, buds began showing up on plants early in February and some are already almost in full bloom. Along with the early spring, however, comes some of the downside. Allergy season kicked in early and for the past week high pollen alerts have appeared in weather reports almost every day. And then there’s that other sign that the season is about to change – the changing of the clocks. Hopefully you got to enjoy that extra hour’s sleep Sunday because next week Daylight Saving Time 2017 begins.
At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March. 12, 2017, daylight saving time officially begins for most states in the United States. That is the time to set the clock forward one hour. According to the website timeanddate.com, most of the U.S., including Georgia, will maintain this time until 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, when the time will “fall back” once again to Eastern Standard Time.
In the U.S., Hawaii, most of Arizona, Midway Atoll, Wake Island and a small region of Alaska do not participate in daylight saving time, but the rest of the country does. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 12, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening. Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.