We About to Have Some Extra Daylight Up in Here! Here’s When El Paso Begins Observing Daylight Saving
Man, the year sure is flying by. Hard to believe that we’ll soon have to give back the hour we got in November.
Yup, the time of the year we inaccurately call Daylight Saving Time (Because we don't really save any daylight) is nearly upon us. And yes, it’s ‘saving’ and not ‘savings’.
And while I’m at it, it’s ‘Airway’ and not ‘Airways’. But I digress.
Effect 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023, we are mandated by Congress to set all the clocks that don't magically adjust themselves forward one hour.
And just like that 2 a.m. will become 3 a.m. completely disrupting our lives, schedules, and body chemistry. But that's cool; we were getting too much sleep anyway… said no one ever!
Because this twice-yearly tradition still confuses the crap out of some, I will remind you of the catchy slogan, “Spring Forward, Fall Back.”
"Spring forward" because the first official day of spring normally happens about a week after Daylight Saving, so, you metaphorically spring forward when time magically skips ahead one hour. I’ll explain the whole ‘fall back’ thing in 8 months.
On the upside, we get all kinds of extra time of almost unbearable heat and sunlight daily during the hottest months of the year, so, yay for us?
The time change is also a great reminder to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and love toys. Okay, maybe not the last one -- but then again, I don't know you.