CDT – Central Daylight Time / Central Daylight Saving Time (Daylight Saving Time)
Also known as: CDST – Central Daylight Saving Time, NACDT – North American Central Daylight Time
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North America: CDT is currently not observed because locations are on standard time and are observing CST.
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This time zone is often called Central Daylight Time.
Winter Time & DST
This time zone is a daylight saving/summer time zone, in the winter some places will switch to the corresponding standard time zone: CST (Central Standard Time).
Email Time Zone Indicator: -0500
An email sent from someone in the Central Daylight Time (CDT) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0500" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0500" does not have to be in Central Daylight Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).
Where and When is CDT Observed?
U.S. states using CDT in the summer and CST in the winter:
- Florida - North-West parts
Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington counties and norther Gulf county
- Indiana - these few north-western counties near Chicago (Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, Starke) and these south-western counties in Indiana near Evansville
Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Perry, Spencer
- Kansas - except these western counties
- Kentucky - Western part
Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hansock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren and Webster counties
- Michigan - A few western counties
Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron, and Menominee
- Nebraska - Eastern parts
All except Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Chase, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Dundy, Garden, Grant, Hooker, Keith, Kimball, Morrill, Perkins, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux counties and the western part of Cherry county which are on MST/MDT
- North Dakota - North and Eastern parts
counties of Barnes, Benson, Bottineau, Burke, Burleigh, Cass, Cavalier, Dickey, Divide, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Grand Forks, Griggs, Kidder, Lamoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McLean, Mountrail, Nelson, Oliver, Pembina, Pierce, Ramsey, Ransom, Renville, Richland, Rolette, Sargent, Sheridan, Steele, Stutsman, Towner, Traill, Walsh, Ward, Wells, Williams and northern parts of McKenzie and Dunn, westernmost part of Morton and Fort Yates in Sioux
- South Dakota - Eastern parts
counties of Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Campbell, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Gregory, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, McCook, McPherson, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Potter, Roberts, Spink, Sanborn, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Turner, Union, Yankton, Walworth and eastern parts of Stanley
- Tennessee - Western part
counties of Bedford, Benton, Bledsoe, Cannon, Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Clay, Coffee, Crockett, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Fentress, Franklin, Gibson, Giles, Grundy, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, McNairy, Macon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Obion, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trusdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne Weakley, White, Willamson, Wilson
- Texas - All, but a few counties in west
El Paso and Hudspeth and part of Culberson
Canadian provinces using CDT in the summer and CST in the winter:
- Ontario - most parts west of 90 West. (Parts east of 90 West is on EST/EDT)
- Saskatchewan - only Creighton and Denare Beach
Mexican states using CDT in the summer and CST in the winter:
- Distrito Federal
- Nuevo León
- Quintana Roo
- San Luis Potosí
Other Time Zones in UTC -5
Some time zones exist that have the same offset as CDT, but can be found under a different name:
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HAC – Heure Avancée du Centre (French)
Other time zones named CDT
USA – Chicago (Summer)
Related time zones
CST – Central Standard Time (Standard Time)
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