Average Weather in March in Vandenberg Village California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 72°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 45°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on October 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Vandenberg Village typically range from 53°F to 71°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 62°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 Vandenberg Village experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 43% to 35%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.
For reference, on February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on August 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Vandenberg Village, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 13%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 29.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Vandenberg Village is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.0 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Vandenberg Village, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 15 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Vandenberg Village is 6:19 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:17 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 5:57 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 25 minutes later at 7:22 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 5:49 AM and sets 14 hours, 29 minutes later, at 8:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:05 AM and sets 9 hours, 50 minutes later, at 4:54 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Vandenberg Village is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 14, 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 Vandenberg Village is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 10.2 miles per hour to 10.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on May 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.6 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Vandenberg Village 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 Vandenberg Village is essentially constant during March, remaining around 55°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
The growing season in Vandenberg Village typically lasts for 11 months (348 days), from around January 15 to around December 29, rarely starting after March 8, or ending before November 20.
The month of March in Vandenberg Village is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 87% to 96% 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 Vandenberg Village are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 138°F, from 248°F to 386°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Vandenberg Village is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 6.1 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 Vandenberg Village are 34.708 deg latitude, -120.468 deg longitude, and 364 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vandenberg Village contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 840 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 378 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,011 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,814 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vandenberg Village is covered by shrubs (35%), cropland (26%), grassland (21%), and artificial surfaces (17%), within 10 miles by grassland (43%) and shrubs (21%), and within 50 miles by water (54%) and shrubs (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Vandenberg Village 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Vandenberg Village.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vandenberg Village 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 Vandenberg Village is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vandenberg Village and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lompoc Airport (29%, 4.6 kilometers, south); Lompoc, Vandenberg Air Force Base (31%, 9 kilometers, west); Vandenberg Range (31%, 9 kilometers, west); and Santa Maria Airport (9%, 21 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .