DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Although, it doesn’t feel like Spring in the Kenosha and Racine areas this morning with 5+ inches of snow overnight, don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday March 12, 2023 at 2:00 am!
What was the original reason for Daylight Savings Time?
DST (daylight savings time) started in the United States with the Standard Time Act of 1918, a wartime measure for seven (7) months during World War I in the interest of adding more daylight hours to conserve energy resources.
The idea of aligning waking hours in daylight hours to conserve candles was first proposed in 1784 by U.S. Benjamin Franklin. In a satirical letter to the editor of The Journal of Paris, Franklin suggested that waking up earlier in the summer would economize on candle usage; and calculated considerable savings.
DST is generally not observed near the Equator, where sunrise and sunet times do not vary enough to justify it.
The United States observes it, except for the states of Hawaii and Arizona (although the Navajo National does observe it).
The typical implementation of DST is to set clocks forward by one (1) hour in the spring (spring forward), and to set clocks back by one (1) hour in the fall (fall back) to return to Standard Time. As a result there is one 23-hour day in early spring and one 25hour day in the middle of autumn.
So, since we will have hours to our days movinh ahead ... if you or anyone you know is thinking of buying or selling real estate in SE Wisconsin, (mainly Kenosha, Racine, Walworth counties), let's chat!!!
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