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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threat for the Southern Plains Today; Severe Thunderstorms from the Northeast to the Ohio Valley

Heavy rains are leading to an elevated concern for flash flooding across parts of Oklahoma and Texas today, and this heavy rainfall will spread slowly east over the weekend. Severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and a few tornadoes across parts of the Northeast and Ohio Valley this afternoon and evening. Significant river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Read More >

Adjust Clocks This Sunday, March 11th

 

Some of us like it, some of us don't.  But, it's that time of year when we adjust our clocks ahead 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time.  We will do this early Sunday morning, March 11, 2018. This means we lose an hour of sleep (unless you work the overnight shift!)  On Sunday, the sun will rise around 7:13 am and set around 7 pm. So, darker in the morning, lighter longer into the evening.‚Äč

Here are details about Daylight Time from the Naval Observatory:

By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time). The dates marking the beginning and end of daylight time have changed as Congress has passed new statutes. As of 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time (which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time). On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time (which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time). These dates were established by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. no. 109-58, 119 Stat 594 (2005).

Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use it. The most recent change to local daylight time policy was in 2006, when Indiana adopted the use of daylight time state-wide.