Average Weather in March in Carson Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 50°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 69°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 37°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 47°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Carson typically range from 60°F to 84°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 40°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 Carson experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 75% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 26% of the time.
For reference, on December 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Carson, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is decreasing, starting the month at 52% and ending it at 48%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 61% on November 27, and its lowest chance is 5% on August 4.
Over the course of March in Carson, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 49% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 3% to 0%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Carson is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 6.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.9 inches or falls below 2.6 inches, and ending the month at 5.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 2.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during March in Carson is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.0 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Carson, 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, 37 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 14 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 9 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Carson is 6:29 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:27 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 5:54 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 7:34 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 11, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:17 AM and sets 15 hours, 43 minutes later, at 9:00 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:45 AM and sets 8 hours, 40 minutes later, at 4:25 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Carson is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 Carson is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Carson typically lasts for 7.5 months (230 days), from around March 23 to around November 7, rarely starting before February 26 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 18 or after December 6.
During March in Carson, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 13% to 66% 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 Carson are essentially constant during March, remaining within 17°F of 26°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Carson is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 2.5 kWh to 3.8 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 Carson are 45.725 deg latitude, -121.819 deg longitude, and 594 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Carson contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,916 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 557 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,921 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,277 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Carson is covered by trees (49%) and water (25%), within 10 miles by trees (80%) and shrubs (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and shrubs (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Carson 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Carson.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Carson 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 Carson is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Carson and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .