Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday |

Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday

Staff report

The fist sign of spring will occur early Sunday morning when we set our clocks ahead at 2 a.m. for Daylight Saving Time.

The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.

For those of you whose timepieces refuse to magically reset, you will need to move your watch, stove clock, microwave, wall clock, alarm clock, VCR/DVD, sprinkler system and grandfather/grandmother clock ahead one hour.

It’s also a good time to change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A fresh supply of batteries for flashlights and radios would be good, too.

So, what will the weather be like in the Lahontan Valley for the first day of Daylight Saving Time? Sunday will be cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of rain and a high of 62.

In 2005, President George W. Bush signed into law a broad energy bill extending Daylight Saving Time by four weeks. It now begins three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and ends one week later, on the first Sunday in November. This year, the day to set our clocks back one hour is Nov. 6.