BURNETT COUNTY—Remember to set your clocks back one hour before retiring Saturday evening, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 3.
It is officially called “Daylight Saving Time,” though most people in the Midwest say “savings,” plural.
Whichever you prefer, it always starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, with the time change taking place at exactly 2 a.m.
With a word play referring to seasons, clocks “spring forward, fall back” – that is, in springtime the clocks are moved forward from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. and in fall they are moved back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Daylight Saving Time goes back to 1918 and has been lengthened so it now lasts a total of 34 weeks (238 days) every year, about 65 percent of the year.