Reno contrails

August 24, 2021

Contrails in the sky over Reno, Nevada, NV

Contrails lace the sky over Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Thunderheads

July 13, 2021

Thunderheads clouds, weather, storms, Reno, Nevada, NV

Thunderheads forming over Reno just before a brief, heavy rainfall. Photo © Stan White

Daylight Saving Time for 2021 begins on Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m. To wake up to the correct time, set your clocks forward an hour before hitting the sack 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 comes 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 2021 ends on November 7.

The weather is subject to sudden change this time of year, so if you plan on a spring outing or need to drive over the hill, be sure to check the weather forecast and highway conditions before starting out.