Daylight Saving Time started this past weekend and with that will come some changes to meteorologists or anyone interested in weather.  The first is all climate data is kept in standard time, meaning during daylight saving periods the daily stats are kept from 1 am to 1 am instead of from midnight to midnight.  Also, all weather data is collected in Zulu time, or more commonly referenced as Greenwich mean time, meaning that weather data will come out 1 hour later than it does in the winter time, meaning balloon data and computer guidance comes out later than it does in the winter, so those of us dealing with weather data need to get use to waiting longer for that data to arrive.

Daryl Ritchison