Daylight saving time ends; sun rises and sets an hour earlier

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Daylight saving time ended at 2 a.m. today with a turn-back of the clock by an hour.

Those who didn't chose to catch a little more sleep may have noticed that, as a result of the time change, the sun rose an hour earlier. Tom Green, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Pittsburgh, pegged the moment at 6:53 a.m. Had it not been for the cessation of daylight saving time, the sunrise would have occurred at 7:53 a.m.

The price will be paid this evening when the sun sets earlier. Mr. Green said that moment will occur at 5:15 p.m.

The weather will cooperate with those who want to take advantage of daylight sunshine today. Mr. Green said it will be dry and mostly sunny with a high of 45 degrees. That's a little cooler than the normal high of about 57 degrees but temperatures will warm up to the 60s by Wednesday.

The cool temperatures likely resulted in frost on the pumpkins throughout the region, Mr. Green said, but an actual freeze didn't happen in most of the Pittsburgh area. However, he said a weather service observation point in New Castle reported the regional low of 30 degrees this morning - two degrees below freezing.

 


Karen Kane: kkane@post-gazette.com or at 724-772-9180.

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