Daylight Saving Time 2013 is right around the corner

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.