Every year, twice a year, someone you know will ask about changing the clocks. It appears that many have a difficult time remembering if we turn the clocks ahead in the fall or the spring. Even with the phrase we were taught in school "spring forward, fall behind" many are still puzzled.

Maybe the phrase is somewhat confusing because when we change the clocks ahead it will still be winter. Here's what you need to know about changing the clocks forward in New York in 2024.

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As each day passes we are gaining more and more daylight. According to WETM in Elmira, NY we are adding approximately 3 minutes of daylight each day in February. The first official day of spring will be Monday March 20, 2024. Somewhere in-between we will move the clocks forward.

Time and Date reports that Daylight Savings Time starts in New York on Sunday March 10, 2024 at 2am. In other words on Sunday March 10th at 2am local standard time will transition to 3am and your clocks should reflect that.

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Time and Date also lets us know that Daylight Savings Time will end in New York on Sunday November 3, 2024 at 2am. In other words on Sunday November 3rd at 2am local standard time will transition back to 1am and your clocks should reflect that.

Daylight Savings Time does not begin and end on the same date each year. According to Britannica, the United States of America set the beginning of Daylight Savings Time as the second Sunday in March while the first Sunday in November would mark the end.

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