TAMPA, Fla. - You can tell that autumn is in the air with cooler temperatures, and that means it is time to turn back the clocks.
Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time (or DST for short) in the United States begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
The old expression goes, "spring forward, fall back." It means before bed on the Saturday night before DST ends, you will need to set your clocks back one hour.
For 2015 the time to "fall back" will occur at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. At that moment time will go back one hour to 1:00 a.m. as it reverts to Standard Time.
Two clocks you normally will not have to change are on your cell phones and cable boxes. These are usually automatically programmed to adjust for time change.
With the end of Daylight Saving Time you will be "gaining" the one hour of time you "lost" when you "sprang ahead" in March.
The Energizer battery company and the International Association of Fire Chiefs urge you to use the clock change as a reminder to change the batteries in your home smoke detectors. This simple and easy action will double your family's chance of surviving a house fire.
You will 'spring ahead,' or turn your clocks forward one hour next year on March 13, 2016.