Spring forward time change this weekend as daylight saving time begins

NEW: Florida passes daylight saving time bill, but what does it mean?

World War II Britain outdid its allies by adopting "double summer time", setting clocks two hours forward, putting London temporarily in the odd position of being one hour later than Paris, creating what must have been a monumental headache for D-Day planners.

While those states and territories have given DST the heave-ho, a movement aimed at throwing a little more sunlight onto cold winter days is slowly gaining traction across the nation.

"I've heard from mayors across the state that it's going to save them money because they don't have to light their softball fields at night", Steube said, according to the Miami Herald. He promised to sponsor federal legislation carrying out the change if elected.

People living in Arizona, Hawaii and the USA territories get along just fine without submitting to the bullying of "springing forward" and "falling back".

This month marks 100 years since daylight saving time was first used in the United States, in March 1918.

Florida would be an hour ahead of New York City and Washington, D.C., not to mention the other major cities along the Eastern seaboard. For example, on the shortest day of 2017, the winter solstice of the northern hemisphere on December 21, sunrise was at 7:04 a.m. and sunset was at 5:34 p.m.

There was a study in IN back in 2006 that showed before-and-after data, as the state did not observe DST across the board.

"I like it because my grandson plays soccer and it's better to sit out and watch the soccer game when it's still light out", this woman said.

Barry University student Kameron Milan said he lived in Arizona, which has year-round standard time, which he liked, but "it doesn't make that much of a difference, it's so minor". But, for many people, the extra hour of daylight that will come Sunday with Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be energizing. If your child is fussy and not settling down for a 7:45 p.m. bedtime, "there is no harm in letting him or her stay up with you for another 15 to 30 minutes and then trying again", Finkleston admitted. (Goldstein recommends waking up at your normal time and taking a nap on weekend afternoons, if you need one.) Another common area for improvement is minimizing technology use within two hours of bedtime, Goldstein says. That meant driving relatively short distances could result in a time change or three.

In 1966, Congress approved the Uniform Time Act, which included a standard requirement on daylight saving time.

Here in B.C., the Union of B.C. Municipalities endorsed a resolution from Grand Forks in September asking the province to consider abolishing Daylight Saving Time. The study examined energy use in IN, where most counties did not observe daylight saving time until 2006.

Moving to Atlantic time is something that New England states including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and ME have been mulling over - and they arguably need the sunshine more than Florida does.

22News Storm Team Meteorologist Nick Bannin said Daylight saving time allows us to have longer evenings of light. That got the idea shelved until the unlikely event NY hops onboard.

- The Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop would be at 1 a.m. Florida time.

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