Clocks spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday: What this means for early risers

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Your clocks should jump forward an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, when many of us will be sleeping. And the first thing you’ll notice as you wake up is most likely a darker than usual morning.

Now early risers will have to wait another hour for the sun to come up. The sunrise jumps from 6:12 a.m. on Saturday morning, to 7:11 a.m. in the morning by Sunday.

But at least the darker mornings will couple with lighter evenings.

The sunset will jump from 5:49 p.m. on Saturday night, to 6:50 p.m. by Sunday night. But since it’s the weekend, most people won’t notice the change until that alarm buzzes early Monday morning for work or school.

But by the end of March, the sun will begin to rise earlier and sunset will happen later around 7:15 p.m. That’s a big difference from the beginning of December when the sunset at 4:18 p.m.

Some locals say they are ready for more sun in the evening. 

“I am. I definitely go for the brighter evenings,” Megan Salvini from Westfield told 22News. 

“Oh, I’m looking forward to it. I like the longer days, not a big fan of Daylight Saving Time, you know, switching back in the fall,” Michael Salvini explained. 

Springing our clocks forward comes just 10 days before the official start to spring. And in western Massachusetts, it looks like the weather will cooperate, with highs warming up toward the end of the month.

Daylight Saving Time will end on November 3, when we fall back once again.

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