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TAMPA, Fla. – Cooling temperatures across Northeast Ohio are a sure reminder that the Fall has arrived. And with the Fall comes the time to “fall back.”

Daylight Saving Time is quickly coming to an end for 2013, bringing with it shorter days.

Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time, or DST for short, begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

For 2013, that means it is time to ‘fall back’ this weekend.

November 3 is the first Sunday in November this year so at 2 a.m. Sunday, you will turn your clocks back one hour, marking the return to Eastern Standard Time.

As the old expression goes: “spring ahead, fall back.” That means, before bed on Saturday night, set your clock BACK one hour. So, you “gain” one hour of time — albeit, the same hour you ‘lost’ last Spring.

The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Energizer battery company are also urging you to adopt the life-saving habit of changing the battery in your smoke detector when you change your clock. This simple and easy action will double a family’s chance of surviving a home fire.

You will ‘spring ahead,’ or turn your clocks forward one hour next year on March 9, 2014.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

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