Daylight Saving Time: What you need to know about the Sunshine Protection Act

The Sunshine Protection Act is meant to make Daylight Saving permanent

Sunday marks the end of Daylight Saving Time.

The Sunshine Protection Act is meant to make Daylight Saving permanent, but there are some things you may want to know about it.

If the bill passes, we would see the sunset after 6 p.m. year-round, but there will still be fewer mornings with the sun rising before 7 a.m.

A possible concern Your Local Weather Authority has is your travels to work or school during a snowstorm.

“You may have some days in the winter when the sun’s not rising until 8:30 a.m. or 8:40 a.m., so that’s a delay in the process of ice or snow melting. Instead of there being a two-hour delay you might have a three-hour delay you may have school closed,” Meteorologist Chris Michaels said.

The bill is already passed in the Senate but still needs approval from the House of Representatives.

Head over to wsls.com/vote/ to tell us if you’d prefer more daylight in the morning or in the evenings.


About the Authors:

Alli Graham came aboard the digital team as an evening digital content producer in June 2022.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.