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Pacific Standard Time Zone

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Template:Message box The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC - 8).

In the United States, the states of Washington and California are located entirely within the Pacific Standard Time Zone. All of Nevada, except for the towns of Jackpot and West Wendover near the Idaho and Utah borders respectively, is on PST as well.

Additionally, all of Oregon, except for the majority of Malheur County, and the northern half of Idaho (the Idaho Panhandle) are within PST.

In Canada, it includes almost all of the province of British Columbia, except for the Highway 95 corridor and portions around Fort St. John, and all of the Yukon Territory.

In Mexico, the state of Baja California is wholly within and the only part of Mexico in PST.

Most of the Pacific Standard Time zone switches to Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, UTC - 7) during the summer months, with the exception of the areas surrounding Dawson Creek and Creston in British Columbia.

Major metropolitan areas in the Pacific Time Zone include those of:

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