From the ABC 7 Weather team

Daylight Saving Time 2013 is right around the corner

February 14, 2013 - 04:00 AM
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The sunrise is 7:00 a.m. this Valentine's Day morning, moving back into the 6 o'clock hour until we Spring Forward.

Thursday's sunrise took place 7 a.m. and the sun will set at 5:45 p.m., giving the region 10 hours and 42 minutes of daylight. This is an hour more daylight than observed since the Winter Solstice (9 hours, 26 minutes). As far as Doug Hill and I am concerned, this is a great thing.

Did you know by the end of the month of February, the D.C. area will gain 36 minutes of daylight? The sunrise will go back to 6:42 a.m. and the sun will finally set at 6 p.m.

Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10,and everyone will apring forward an hour, with the sunrise once again after 7 p.m. but the sunset also continuing through 7 p.m.

This is great for those that leave work in the evening hours, but I'll tell you, our morning meteorologists aren't big fans of this as they typically go to bed around 6 p.m.!

It's amazing that another 53 minutes of daylight is gained between March 10 and March 31, and in another month through the end of April, another 1 hour and 12 minutes is gained. This comes to a whopping 3 hours and 7 minutes of daylight gained by April 30, when there will be 13 hours and 49 minutes of daylight for D.C.

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