Change Your Clocks Overnight
When Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March, turn clocks forward 1 hour to Daylight Saving Time (-5 GMT/UT) or Central Daylight Time (CDT). “Spring Forward”… Daylight begins later; Nightfall arrives later. The body feels like it loses an hour.
Set clocks forward at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020. At 2:00 a.m. clocks are set to 3:00 a.m.
BODY CHANGE (NEAR SPRING)
Daylight begins at a later time.
Nightfall beings at a later time.
Body feels like it loses an hour.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS/CHICAGO TIME ZONE
Arlington Heights, Illinois is in the Central Time Zone of the United States (CST -6, CDT -5). Daylight Savings Time is observed from the second Sunday in March at 2:00 a.m. until the first Sunday in November at 2:00 a.m.
Around winter, in Central Standard Time (CST), Arlington Heights is 6 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Around summer, in Central Daylight Time (CDT), Arlington Heights is 5 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
When Daylight Savings Time ends on the first Sunday in November, turn clocks back 1 hour to Central Standard Time (-6 GMT/UT) “Fall Back” … Daylight begins earlier; Nightfall arrives earlier. The body feels like it gains an hour.
The new Daylight Savings Time changes took effect March 11, 2007, while Daylight Savings Time was extended another four to five weeks, compared to the former DST period ranging from the first Sunday of April to the last Sunday of October. The change was introduced by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Time change is also the time to change batteries on smoke detectors as recommended by fire departments every time change.
Time change is also the time to change outdoor lights on automatic timers.
Media Alert: The Chicago Fire Department is asking that all news outlets help us in reminding everyone to change the battery in their smoke detectors this weekend when all clocks are changed for Daylight Saving. pic.twitter.com/fArsUUxTyR
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) March 6, 2020
Sunday, March 8, at 2am is the official time to turn your clocks one hour forward. Use this time to test your smoke alarms and change the batteries if needed! #DaylightSavingsTime #SmokeAlarmSaturday pic.twitter.com/IkNwBoHUGD
— NFPA (@NFPA) March 7, 2020
Friendly Reminder 4-1-8. pic.twitter.com/NklZ8TVJWX
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) March 8, 2020
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