Saturday, March 9, 2013
Ushering in the bloom of spring, it's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time arrives with the promise of many months ahead with an extra hour of evening sunlight.
You lose an hour of sleep, but make sure to turn the clock ahead -- spring forward -- before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid the panic of a late rise.
Wichita Fire Department officials are reminding residents to test their smoke alarms and install new batteries this weekend.
WFD is providing free smoke alarms and batteries to homeowners who do not have one. Firefighters will install the smoke alarms at no cost. For more information, click here.
Some places don't observe daylight saving time. Those include Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.
Daylight saving time ends Nov. 3.