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Adjust your clock: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m.

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-01 19:40:01-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end, and Utahns should be ready to adjust their clocks early Sunday morning.

Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2. People should set their clocks back one hour.

Daylight Saving Time will begin again on March 8, 2015 at 2 a.m.

The idea for Daylight Saving Time was first conceived in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin, but it wasn’t until the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that federal law established a uniform observance of Daylight Saving Time in the United States.

That act set those dates as the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. States can exempt themselves from participation. In 2007, the dates were changed so that DST begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.

Hawaii and Arizona do not observe DST, and Utah is considering legislation to that effect. Click here for details on the debate in Utah over observing DST.