(3/8/13) Your weekend will be one hour shorter than normal. That's because Daylight Savings Time begins at two a-m Sunday, and we're all supposed to move our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
In recent years, fire departments have used the time change to remind people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors. Now, Wisconsin emergency officials urge you to do other things as well, so you're ready when something bad happens. When you change your clocks, officials say you should also buy carbon monoxide detectors and make they sure they work – have working weather radios – and create a home emergency kit with flashlights, radios, first aid supplies, and enough food for three days. State officials also have other safety tips – and you'll find them online at ReadyWisconsin-Dot-wi-Dot-gov.