It’s almost that time of year again to change your clocks…and this time you’ll be turning them back an hour.
Sunday, November 4, will mark the end of daylight saving time this year. At 2 a.m. local time we’ll all have to turn our clocks back to 1 a.m., but why does New York still do it at all?
Some states and U.S. territories have already abandoned the law—Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands—and several others are looking to follow suit. However, according to an earlier report by Buffalo-based station WGRZ, farmers in upstate New York still find the time change helpful in creating more daytime working hours during winter months. As one farmer noted, he’d prefer to have an extra hour of light in the evening than the early hours of morning.
But farmers aside, that same report did indicate that about 84% of New Yorkers are actually in favor of doing away with the practice altogether. Unfortunately for the 84% no proposal for a change has been created. This means that even though it may be a pain to change all your clocks twice a year, New Yorkers will still have to do it. So don’t forget to turn them back before you go to bed this Saturday!