There have been rumors circulating once again that we won't move our clocks forward in March. We're here to shut those rumors down.
While a bill was passed in 2022, we're here to tell you that at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, we will "spring forward" and still move our clocks forward an hour.
In November, we posted a graphic showing how many days until the clocks go back. Several people commented saying they thought that we didn't do that anymore.
The rumor comes after the U.S. Senate passed a bill in March 2022 called the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021. The bill would have abolished clock changes and kept Daylight Saving Time permanently.
While the U.S. Senate did pass that bill, it was not taken up in the U.S. House, so it never actually became law.
Even if it would have passed, it would not become law until Nov. 5, 2023. So, we'd still move our clocks forward in March 2023 and then wouldn't change them again.
What would happen in Michigan kept Daylight Saving Time all year long?
Every March, we turn the clocks forward an hour. So, what would happen in Michigan if we kept Daylight Saving Time all year? Several things.
First, as 7 First Alert Meteorologist Kevin Jeanes explained, it would be great in the summer – we'd get later sunsets and the sun rises at a decent hour.
In January though, the sun wouldn't rise until after 9 a.m. That means kids standing in the dark at bus stops, and the volume of traffic is much higher after dark.
Also, because the sun wouldn't rise until significantly later, that means colder mornings with roads staying icy longer.
Throughout winter, the sun wouldn't rise until after 8 a.m. in all of November, December, January and February.
For instance: In June, the sunrise would be at 5:55 a.m. and sunset at 9:13 p.m.
But, in January if we kept Daylight Saving Time, the sunrise would be at 9:01 a.m. and the sunset would be at 6:10 p.m.
NO to #DaylightSavingTime all year.— Kevin Jeanes WXYZ (@KevinJeanes) March 16, 2022
1. Kids in the dark at bus stops
2. ⬆ Volume of traffic in the dark
3. Colder mornings
4. Roads stay icy longer
5. Sunrise would be after 8am all of November, December, January, and February.
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