Returning to Daylight Saving Time

Posted at 8:42 PM, Mar 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-07 20:47:54-05

WEST MICHIGAN — It’s that time of year again…we lose an hour sleep, but we gain more daylight. Our sunrise time Saturday morning was 7:08 AM. It set at 6:39 PM. On Sunday the sunrise will now occur at 8:07 AM (one hour later) and set one hour later at 7:40 PM.

This is certainly an indication that we are slowly saying goodbye to winter and getting ready to welcome spring in to the picture. Spring arrives in two weeks on March 20. It’s what is known as the equinox…equal days/equal nights, about 12 hours of each.

Make sure your clocks move forward Saturday night/Sunday morning so you can “spring forward” to daylight saving time. It’s also a great idea to change the batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire alarms. Too often we hear about a house fire where people have died that had smoke detectors but they weren’t working or had dead batteries. This is the perfect time to change them!

For now, we have turned the corner on Arctic air with readings expected mainly in the 40s the next several days and little/no precipitation. All and all, a much quieter, uneventful week compared to the past several of them. Grand Rapids reached a high temperature on Saturday of 41. The last time we saw temperatures that warm  was back on January 17 when we hit 43 degrees.

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