Comparison of the Average Weather in Prudhoe Bay, Terskol, Tosontsengel, and McMurdo Station in March

Prudhoe Bay
Alaska, United States

Average High and Low Temperature in March

Average High and Low Temperature in March181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303131-20°F-10°F0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°FFebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.

Prudhoe Bay

Average Hourly Temperature at Prudhoe Bay in March18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMFebAprfrigid

Terskol

Average Hourly Temperature at Terskol in March18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMFebAprfrigidfreezingvery cold

Tosontsengel

Average Hourly Temperature at Tosontsengel in March18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMFebAprfrigidfreezingvery coldcoldvery cold

McMurdo Station

Average Hourly Temperature at McMurdo Station in March18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMFebAprfrigidfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in March

Chance of Clearer Skies in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%FebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).

Daily Chance of Precipitation in March

Daily Chance of Precipitation in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%FebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.

Average Monthly Rainfall in March

Average Monthly Rainfall in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.1 in0.2 in0.3 in0.4 inFebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.

Average Monthly Snowfall in March

Average Monthly Snowfall in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.5 in1.0 in1.5 inFebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.

Hours of Daylight in March

Hours of Daylight in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr4 hr8 hr12 hr16 hr20 hr24 hrFebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.

Chance of Muggy Conditions in March

Chance of Muggy Conditions in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%FebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).

Average Wind Speed in March

Average Wind Speed in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mphFebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.

Growing Degree Days in March

Growing Degree Days in March1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310°F2°F4°F6°F8°F10°F12°F14°F16°FFebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of March, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Water Temperature in March

Average Water Temperature in March18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313128.6°F28.8°F29.0°F29.2°F29.4°F29.6°F29.8°F30.0°F30.2°F30.4°FFebAprPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWhFebAprTerskolTerskolPrudhoe BayPrudhoe BayTosontsengelTosontsengelMcMurdo StationMcMurdo Station
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather for Prudhoe Bay, Terskol, Tosontsengel, and McMurdo Station, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used on this page vary between places and are discussed in detail on each place's dedicated page:

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