Published November 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — Most of the country will turn back the clock to Standard Time on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Officially the time change occurs at 2:00 local time, which means we gain the hour we lost this past spring. For many, the extra hour will allow for an extra hour of sleep.
Turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed tonight.
The time change will allow the sun to come up and go down earlier during the remainder of fall and during the winter months.
Most of Arizona and Hawaii do not participate in the time shift, so this change will not impact them.
Fire departments across the United States remind us this is a great time to change batteries in our smoke detectors, which should be tested monthly.
The hour gained overnight will be lost when Daylight Savings Time returns on Sunday, March 11, 2018.