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Semiannual Daylight Saving Time complaining thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Not just passed -- it was unanimous. Huge step. Wouldn't go into effect until 2024.

    Edit: Goes into effect after we fall back in November 2023, then spring forward in 2024 and stay there.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2022
  3. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Works for me.
    What happens to the states that don't do DST?
    Not my problem.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Right now, states can opt to stay on standard time year-round. Hawaii and Arizona do this. But there is no provision to stay on DST year-round. This will do it. So likely a state-by-state situation.

    There's a push in Colorado to put up a ballot measure to stay on standard time year-round. But if this thing gets passed, we could be looking at a situation where Utah and Wyoming would be on DST year-round (they've already passed legislation to do so once the federal government signs off on it). So you'd have Utah (to the west) and Wyoming (to the north) an hour later than Colorado.
  5. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    As someone who spends most of his time in a state with two time zones and has to negotiate both, that's a freaking goat roping.
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  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Then add in -- will Canada go along to stay the same as the U.S.? So near the winter solstice, Toronto would be looking at sunrise at 8:50 a.m. and sunset at 5:40 p.m.
  7. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    What is that in metric time? :D
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  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Year-round standard time makes sense for Arizona. You absolutely want more daylight early in the day when the summer temps are at least a reasonably cool 95 or so.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I do laugh that the "world's greatest deliberative body," that could take years to agree to civil rights, still struggles to acknowledge the need for rapid global warming efforts, and is indifferent to voting rights - decides to go with permanent daylight savings time three days after we move clocks ahead and "lose an hour" with no committee hearings, public input or whatever. They are a joke.
  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Congress needed to think this through first. We could end up with a crazy-quilt map of states staying on standard time mixed in with states staying on DST.

    The simplest solution to Arizona is to move it to the Pacific Time Zone permanently.
    2muchcoffeeman likes this.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    In December 2018, we had Christmas with my daughter in Bordeaux, France. The city is at the far western end of its time zone, so far that it was de facto daylight savings time. Sun didn't set until after 5:30, but dawn was like after 8:30. Now we were on vacation so it was far easier to adjust to it since we'd left our daily routine behind, but the dark mornings weren't THAT bad, while the extra time in the afternoon was great for tourists.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Spent Christmas 2010 in Saint Petersburg. Sunrise 10 a.m. Sunset 3:56 p.m.

    At least holiday lights brightened things up a bit.
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