Average Weather in March in Orangevale California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 45°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Orangevale typically range from 63°F to 95°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 53°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on March. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in March
The month of March in Orangevale experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 56% to 49%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Orangevale, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 21%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 21.
Probability of Precipitation in March
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Orangevale is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Orangevale, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 16 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 31 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 22 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Orangevale is 6:21 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:20 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:58 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 30 minutes later at 7:27 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 12, 2017, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 53 minutes later, at 8:33 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:19 AM and sets 9 hours, 28 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Orangevale is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Orangevale is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 6.6 miles per hour to 6.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour, while on October 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Orangevale typically lasts for 11 months (334 days), from around January 18 to around December 18, rarely starting after February 21, or ending before November 19.
The month of March in Orangevale is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 96% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Orangevale are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 176°F, from 141°F to 317°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Orangevale is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 5.3 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Orangevale are 38.679 deg latitude, -121.226 deg longitude, and 217 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Orangevale contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 174 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 233 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,358 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,683 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Orangevale is covered by artificial surfaces (67%) and cropland (33%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (52%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (32%) and grassland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Orangevale year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Orangevale.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Orangevale according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Orangevale is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Orangevale and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sacramento Mather Airport (41%, 14 kilometers, southwest); Mc Clellan Airfield (36%, 15 kilometers, west); Lincoln Regional Airport (15%, 28 kilometers, northwest); Auburn Municipal Airport (6%, 33 kilometers, north); and Placerville Airport (2.9%, 42 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .