Leap forward on Sunday morning

VANDALIA —With warmer temperatures in the air, another sure sign of spring is coming this weekend.

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m. That means clocks will leap forward by one hour and creating an extra hour of evening daylight.

That also means an hour less sleep overnight Saturday for those unable to sleep in.

Daylight Saving Time was first passed as law 1918. It was repealed a year later, but was reinstated at the onset of World War II until 1945. In 1966, it came into existence again in the form of the Uniform Time Act, for which Congress moved to an earlier February 23 start date in 1974 in the midst of the energy crisis.

In 2005 Congress passed the current observation of Daylight Saving Time that begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday in November, or November 6, 2015.

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday

By Darrell Wacker

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