It’s time to “Spring Forward” this Sunday

By on Friday, March 8th, 2024 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

EASTERN OREGON — Get ready to “spring forward” this weekend; daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.

Most of the U.S. moves its clocks one hour ahead this time of year, meaning we will see later sunsets in Eastern Oregon.

Daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Re-setting clocks in the fall and spring started during World War II as a way to reduce power usage.

Everywhere in the U.S., except Hawaii and most of Arizona, observes the time change. Some U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, do not change their clocks twice yearly.

There have been attempts in Oregon to end daylight savings and switch to permanent standard time, but the latest effort to do so died during this year’s short legislative session.