Average Weather in March in Riverbend Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 49°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 63°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 37°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Riverbend typically range from 58°F to 77°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 42°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 Riverbend experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 73% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 11, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 28% of the time.
For reference, on November 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Riverbend, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 55% and ending it at 51%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 61% on November 18, and its lowest chance is 9% on August 6.
Over the course of March in Riverbend, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 52% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, 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 Riverbend is decreasing, starting the month at 6.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.9 inches or falls below 2.6 inches, and ending the month at 5.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.2 inches or falls below 2.5 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 Riverbend is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Riverbend, 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, 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Riverbend 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 5:52 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 43 minutes later at 7:35 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 5:09 AM and sets 15 hours, 58 minutes later, at 9:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:51 AM and sets 8 hours, 27 minutes later, at 4:18 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Riverbend is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 29, 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 Riverbend is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.4 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 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Riverbend is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Riverbend is essentially constant during March, remaining around 47°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
The growing season in Riverbend typically lasts for 7.6 months (231 days), from around March 27 to around November 13, rarely starting before February 23 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 25 or after December 7.
During March in Riverbend, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 14% to 59% 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 Riverbend are essentially constant during March, remaining within 9°F of 17°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Riverbend is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 2.4 kWh to 3.7 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 Riverbend are 47.466 deg latitude, -121.750 deg longitude, and 902 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Riverbend contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,302 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 710 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,374 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,383 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Riverbend is covered by trees (77%) and shrubs (14%), within 10 miles by trees (73%) and shrubs (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and shrubs (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Riverbend 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 Riverbend.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Riverbend 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 Riverbend is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Riverbend and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .