Astronomical clock in Prague. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

Astronomical clock in Prague. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

This is déjà vu.

I was just thinking how it seemed a bit early to switch  to Daylight Saving Time, which starts tomorrow – March 9, 2014 – when I looked to see what the date was last year.

Last year, apparently, I was thinking the same thing, as I wrote: The snow cover in Iowa might be what makes this seem an especially early switch this weekend to Daylight Saving Time.

So, snow back then, snow now. In either case, this is the weekend to “spring forward” and lose an hour of sleep.

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed tonight. In recent years, Daylight Saving Time – or “savings” as most of us say – was switched to begin at 2 a.m., the second Sunday of March.

You lose an hour of sleep, but for me at least, it seems more spring-like when it stays light outdoors later in the day. The switch back to Standard Time happens the first Sunday in November.