Spring [way] ahead!
Every year since 1986, Americans would "spring ahead" on the first Sunday Sunday: see Sabbath; week. in April. But this year, daylight saving time daylight saving time (DST), time observed when clocks and other timepieces are set ahead so that the sun will rise and set later in the day as measured by civil time. (DST (1) (DeSTination) Contrast with SRC, which is an abbreviation of "source."
(2) (Digital Signal Trust Company, Salt Lake City, UT, www.digsigtrust.com) An organization that sets up and manages PKI systems for companies and industry groups. ) arrived on March 11--three weeks early. Get used to it: The switch to the second Sunday in March was mandated by a 2005 act of Congress. The goal was to save on electricity and oil used to light roadways, homes, and other buildings.
Daylight saving time isn't observed everywhere in the country. Hawaii is a longtime long·time
Having existed or persisted for a long time: a longtime friend; a longtime resident of Detroit.
Adjective holdout hold·out
One that withholds agreement or consent upon which progress is contingent.
Noun 1. holdout - a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms; "their star pitcher was a holdout for six . Half of Indiana was too, until last year. Arizona's Navajo reservations observe DST, but the rest of the state doesn't.
Confused? If so, you probably aren't the only one. Many ATMs, VCRs, and other electronic devices were programmed to turn an hour ahead on the first Sunday in April. Some may have to be reprogrammed; others will be an hour late until April 1.
By the way, DST's end date is different too. You'll have to "turn back" on the first Sunday in November instead of the last one in October.