Reminder to Spring Forward - Ahead - Sunday - 3/12/2023 - 2:00 am

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Daylight Savings Time Reminder

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!!!  

Comments (8)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I was just commenting that I can't believe daylight savings time is already here.. though happy to see spring!! 

Mar 10, 2023 10:12 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am counting the days -- TEN DAYS TIL SPRING!  Last night we had a heavy wet snowfall of 5-8 inches (depending on locations).  Not my favorite.  According to my husband, it was the heaviest this year.  Thanks for your comment Lise Howe ... hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Mar 10, 2023 11:00 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Diana,

It feels like spring here so I'm ready to have the clocks move forward! It's hard to believe the fist quarter in 2023 is screaming by!!

Mar 10, 2023 11:16 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Lucky you!  I know our recent heavy snowfall takes our eyes off of Spring ... but it will melt quickly enough and then we will be seeing lots of spring plants bursting forth and blooming tree buds!  I can't wait.  Thanks for your comment Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Mar 10, 2023 11:27 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Diana Dahlberg thank you for the reminder for the Spring Forward. 

Mar 10, 2023 02:47 PM
Diana Dahlberg

You are very welcome John Pusa ... I'm glad you will remember to spring forward!  Spring is right around the corner!

Mar 10, 2023 10:48 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Dahlberg - Spring is right around the corner for the folks in Kenosha! I'll bet you can't wait!

Thanks for sharing the history about changing the clocks. The ideas back then were good reasons. I think we all need to think about the rational and change our habits when appropriate. 

Mar 11, 2023 02:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Diana Dahlberg - Good thinking! It is always refreshing to hear someone like you take a positive spin on life. 

Mar 11, 2023 03:32 PM
Diana Dahlberg

It would sure be nice if we didn't have to deal with this -- DST -- however, it gives us REALTORS an opportunity twice a year to do special marketing because of it.  And it sure makes a difference in the number of hours of sunshine in the spring and summer!  Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP for your ALWAYS thoughtful comments!  Have an awesome weekend!

Mar 11, 2023 02:00 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP sorry, but I just saw I made a TYPO in the last sentence of my last comment.  I wrote for our ALWAYS and it should have been for your ALWAYS (fixed)! Take care!

Mar 11, 2023 05:06 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Honestly, I think leaving the time alone would save more energy...more daylight hours means less energy use. Am so glad that spring will be coming soon...thinking of planting the garden and  seeing the pops of bright colors more, Diana!

Mar 12, 2023 11:00 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Seems that is a concensus amongst many.

Mar 12, 2023 06:21 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Diana, on my way back home from vacation, so will need to remember to change those dang clocks!

Mar 16, 2023 12:28 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Hope your vacation was full of fun recreation and nice relaxation!  4 More Days til Spring!!!

Mar 16, 2023 02:46 PM