This report describes the typical weather at the Kingman Airport (Kingman, Arizona, United States) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 1978 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Kingman, Arizona has a cold semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (94%), forests (4%), and grasslands (2%).
The month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 61°F to 67°F over the course of the month, exceeding 78°F or dropping below 51°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of March, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1:07 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.2 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is March 1 with 11:27 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:34 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:23am on March 31; the latest sunset is at 6:57pm on March 31; the latest sunrise is at 7:05am on March 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:32pm on March 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 0% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On March 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 40% of the time, partly cloudy 1% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 7% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 8%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout March, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and light snow.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 58% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 4, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 7, when it is observed during 2% of all days.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 16, when it is observed during 1% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in March or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 22% (dry) to 72% (humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 11% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 26% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 1, rising above 57% (mildly humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical March, the dew point typically varies from 19°F (dry) to 33°F (dry) and is rarely below 8°F (dry) or above 43°F (dry).
Over the course of March typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 19 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 28 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 31, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).