Daylight Saving Ends This Sunday
As we approach the end of 2020 (thank goodness) that means Daylight Saving is coming to an end. This weekend, you'll need to turn your clock back one hour which means an extra hour of sleep for you.
Get ready to "fall back" one hour this weekend.
Here is the good news about Daylight Saving time coming to an end: It's Halloween weekend and if you plan to go out to Halloween parties at bars in the Quad Cities, that means you get an extra hour to party! Just what we need in 2020, right? For those who plan to stay in on Halloween night and hit the hay early, that means you can get an extra hour of sleep.
Here is the bad news about Daylight Saving time is coming to an end: it will be getting darker A LOT earlier. Get ready for like 3 hours of daylight.
Daylight Saving officially comes to an end in both Iowa and Illinois, and much of the U.S. at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. While smart phones, computers, and other devices working off of the internet set themselves to the right time, don't forget to reset the clocks on other appliances manually. Appliances like the stove, microwave, alarm clocks, and wall clocks.
Another clock that no one ever seems to remember to reset is the clock in your car. Maybe get a head start now on remembering how to reset your car clock if you don't remember. Some cars automatically reset themselves if they are newer, but most cars you need to do it yourself.
Fire departments across the country remind citizens every time we start and end Daylight Saving to check the batters in your smoke detector. Make sure you check your smoke detector batteries this Sunday to make sure they are good and properly functioning.
If you're a little hungover on Sunday morning and forget that we've gone back in time, just set yourself a reminder on your phone to change the clocks so you don't have a panic attack come Monday when you're an hour late for work.
Have a great extra hour out on Halloween or extra hour of sleep this weekend! Don't forget to "spring ahead" on Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m.!