This report describes the typical weather at the North Bend Municipal Airport (North Bend, Oregon, United States) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 1977 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
North Bend, Oregon has a mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (54%) and oceans and seas (43%).
The month of March is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 54°F throughout the month, exceeding 61°F or dropping below 48°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 1:29 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.9 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is March 1 with 11:15 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:43 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:37am on March 10; the latest sunset is at 7:43pm on March 31; the latest sunrise is at 7:35am on March 11; the earliest sunset is at 6:07pm on March 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) starts at 3:00am on March 11, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour later.
The median cloud cover is 95% (mostly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On March 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 25% of the time, partly cloudy 8% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 64% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 41%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout March, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 56% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 6, when it is observed during 23% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 25% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 9, when it is observed during 11% 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 61% (mildly humid) to 93% (very humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 48% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 67% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 1, rising above 89% (very 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 37°F (dry) to 46°F (dry) and is rarely below 30°F (dry) or above 51°F (very comfortable).
Over the course of March typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 18 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 31, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).