Average Weather in March in Tuolumne City California, United States
In Tuolumne City, the month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 5°F, from 56°F to 61°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 72°F or dropping below 47°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 39°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 49°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tuolumne City typically range from 62°F to 87°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 49°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 Tuolumne City experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 55% to 48%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tuolumne City, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 30% and ending it at 21%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 31% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 12.
Over the course of March in Tuolumne City, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 29% to 21%, 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 Tuolumne City is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Tuolumne City, 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, 14 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 11 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Tuolumne City is 6:17 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:16 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:54 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 29 minutes later at 7:23 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 48 minutes later, at 8:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:13 AM and sets 9 hours, 32 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tuolumne City is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, 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 Tuolumne City is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour, while on September 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 2.8 miles per hour on March 26.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tuolumne City is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 4.1 kWh to 5.7 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 Tuolumne City are 37.963 deg latitude, -120.241 deg longitude, and 2,789 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tuolumne City contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,011 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,712 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,007 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,215 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tuolumne City is covered by shrubs (91%), within 10 miles by shrubs (57%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (30%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tuolumne City 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 Tuolumne City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tuolumne City 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 Tuolumne City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tuolumne City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Castle Airport (27%, 71 kilometers, southwest); Modesto City-County Airport (25%, 73 kilometers, southwest); Bridgeport Sonora Junction (17%, 77 kilometers, northeast); and Placerville Airport (31%, 95 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .