Daylight Saving Time for 2023 begins on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. To wake up to the correct time, set your clocks forward an hour before hitting the hay on Saturday night. The result is more light during the evening hours, which is good for enjoying the great outdoors and getting things done around the house. We will get a few more minutes of sunshine each day until the longest day of the year, which is the summer solstice in June.

The longest day of the year happens on June 21, the first day of summer. After that, the slow decrease in minutes of daylight per day leads inevitably to the shortest day of the year and first day of winter on December 21. By then it will be getting dark pretty early since Daylight Saving Time for 2023 ends on November 5.

The weather is subject to sudden changes this time of year, so if you plan on a fall / winter outing or need to drive in the mountains, be sure to check the weather forecast and highway conditions before starting out.


We are in the midst of an epic winter that is bringing us lots of weather-related issues. Snow and rain have been over the top, which looks like it’s going to provide substantial relief from several years of drought. So far, we haven’t had too much trouble down here in the Truckee Meadows, but drivers trying to get over the mountains are having some tough times. Hopefully, the snow won’t melt too fast and bring us spring flooding. We still have some winter-related and other activities to enjoy in March, but sure signs of spring are on the way. At least that’s what the daffodils starting to pop up in my yard think.

  • North Lake Tahoe SnowFest
  • Come in from the Cold
  • Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
  • Leprechaun Crawl
  • Reno Expo 2023
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Leprechaun Race
  • “Expedition: Dinosaur” at the Wilbur D. May Museum
  • Free Gardening Classes
  • Spring Break at Washoe County Schools

These are only a sample of things to do this month. Learn about even more from “March 2023 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.”

Snow on grass

January 31, 2023


Heavy snow makes the seedheads droop in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White