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Time Change 2014 in the United States

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Nov 3, 2019, 2:00 am

Country: United States

Long Name: United States of America

Abbreviations: US, USA

Capital: Washington DC

Time Zones: 7 (Main Country)

Total Time Zones: 12 (with dependencies)

Dial Code: +1

Mar 9

Forward 1 hour

Mar 9, 2014 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 9, 2014 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
Sunday, March 9, 2014: DST starts in USA and Canada

Nov 2

Back 1 hour

Nov 2, 2014 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 2014 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
USA & Canada: Clocks go back 1 hour on Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 at 2:00 (2 am)

Other years: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2019

When Does DST Start and End in the US?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

Which States and Federal Districts use Daylight Saving Time in 2014

Areas in United States using DST in 2014
Areas in United States on standard time all of 2014
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Daylight Saving Time Info

DST in States and Federal Districts in USA in 2014
(51 in total, 49 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST, 1 with parts on DST)

AlabamaMar 9 - Nov 2KentuckyMar 9 - Nov 2OhioMar 9 - Nov 2
AlaskaMar 9 - Nov 2LouisianaMar 9 - Nov 2OklahomaMar 9 - Nov 2
Arizona (northeast)Mar 9 - Nov 2MaineMar 9 - Nov 2OregonMar 9 - Nov 2
ArizonaNo DSTMarylandMar 9 - Nov 2PennsylvaniaMar 9 - Nov 2
ArkansasMar 9 - Nov 2MassachusettsMar 9 - Nov 2Rhode IslandMar 9 - Nov 2
CaliforniaMar 9 - Nov 2MichiganMar 9 - Nov 2South CarolinaMar 9 - Nov 2
ColoradoMar 9 - Nov 2MinnesotaMar 9 - Nov 2South DakotaMar 9 - Nov 2
ConnecticutMar 9 - Nov 2MississippiMar 9 - Nov 2TennesseeMar 9 - Nov 2
DelawareMar 9 - Nov 2MissouriMar 9 - Nov 2TexasMar 9 - Nov 2
District of ColumbiaMar 9 - Nov 2MontanaMar 9 - Nov 2UtahMar 9 - Nov 2
FloridaMar 9 - Nov 2NebraskaMar 9 - Nov 2VermontMar 9 - Nov 2
GeorgiaMar 9 - Nov 2NevadaMar 9 - Nov 2VirginiaMar 9 - Nov 2
HawaiiNo DSTNew HampshireMar 9 - Nov 2WashingtonMar 9 - Nov 2
IdahoMar 9 - Nov 2New JerseyMar 9 - Nov 2West VirginiaMar 9 - Nov 2
IllinoisMar 9 - Nov 2New MexicoMar 9 - Nov 2WisconsinMar 9 - Nov 2
IndianaMar 9 - Nov 2New YorkMar 9 - Nov 2WyomingMar 9 - Nov 2
IowaMar 9 - Nov 2North CarolinaMar 9 - Nov 2
KansasMar 9 - Nov 2North DakotaMar 9 - Nov 2

DST in Other Locations in USA in 2014 (1 Location)

Palmyra AtollNo DST

Which States Don't Use DST?

Most of Arizona and Hawaii don't use DST. Indiana introduced DST in 2006.

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of USA

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
American SamoaUnincorp. unorg. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
GuamUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Northern Mariana IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Puerto RicoUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Minor Outlying IslandsTerritoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Virgin IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time

US dependencies do not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Daylight Saving Time History in United States

DST in the USA Today

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.

Confusing DST Rules

Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.

Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy.

After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.