Sunday, March 13, 2011

Daylight Saving Time

An interesting question around Daylight Saving Time came to mind as it came to an end on November 7th.

Why do we think we gain an hour when we are actually lose seeing the sun for 4 or 5 months?

Meaning for those that work normal hours, we will go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. Yes we gain an hour to sleep for one day but I would prefer to see the sun either when I go to work or when I come home.

I started this post last fall and now that we have started again with DST, I have reached the same conclusion, can we just put an end to ending Daylight Savings Time and keep it year round? Just think that would mean we wouldn't have lost an hour of sleep last night.

Regardless, I am now happy once again, I love the sun, it's warmth, seeing it brings me optimism, it brings me energy, it brings me spring. We also have a great 15 day forecast since all I saw after tomorrow were temps in the 40's or 50's.

High

Low

Precip(in)

Snow(in)

Forecast

Sun
3/13/2011

36°

22°

0

0

Clouds and sunshine

Mon
3/14/2011

38°

32°

0

0

Breezy with clouds and sun

Tue
3/15/2011

44°

33°

0.08

0

Cloudy with a few showers

Wed
3/16/2011

48°

38°

0.03

0

Mostly sunny and mild

Thu
3/17/2011

50°

33°

0

0

Cloudy with a shower possible

Fri
3/18/2011

45°

28°

0

0

Partial sunshine

Sat
3/19/2011

48°

30°

0.7

0

Occasional rain and drizzle

Sun
3/20/2011

46°

36°

0.4

0

Rain

Mon
3/21/2011

47°

27°

0.01

0

Low clouds

Tue
3/22/2011

42°

21°

0.43

0.7

A little afternoon rain

Wed
3/23/2011

41°

27°

0.02

0.1

An a.m. flurry, then a shower

Thu
3/24/2011

45°

32°

0

0

Sunshine

Fri
3/25/2011

46°

30°

0.04

0

A blend of sun and clouds

Sat
3/26/2011

43°

30°

0.52

0.6

Rain, some ice early; windy

Sun
3/27/2011

40°

39°

0.37

1

Wintry mix to rain

How else can I say it but SWEET!, now I just need to be patient for a few more weeks as I watch that snow melt it's way off my trails. I love spring.


2 comments:

Matthew Patten said...

DST is a conspiracy

Mike said...

I am sure you are right but it's at least one I enjoy, I just never want to switch back.

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