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Timely advice: Spring forward Saturday night

Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night

March 8. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, giving us longer, sunnier evenings until Nov. 3.

Think about it this way: An hour of daylight moves from the morning to the evening, so it’ll likely be dark when you rise on Monday.

Or, more simply: Spring forward, fall back.

In the United States, daylight saving time was first used in 1918 when a bill introduced the idea of a seasonal time shift. The idea was to save energy during war time. It lasted seven months before the bill was repealed. During World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt re-established the idea of daylight saving time. It was called “War Time.”

Be extra careful on the roads Monday. If you’re an early commuter, it will still be dark.

Sunrise Saturday will occur at 6:42 am. On Monday, 7:40 am.

Check smoke alarms

It’s also a great time to check your smoke alarms and replace the batteries if needed.

Smoke alarms should be on every level of your home, including inside and outside bedrooms and sleeping areas.

Daylight Savings Time officially starts at 2 am Sunday.