Average Weather in March in Pine Grove California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 42°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pine Grove typically range from 65°F to 89°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 52°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 Pine Grove experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 58% to 50%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pine Grove, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 1.
Over the course of March in Pine Grove, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 32% to 23%, 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 Pine Grove is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 5.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.8 inches or falls below 1.1 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.9 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Pine Grove, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 30 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 28 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 Pine Grove is 6:19 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:17 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:56 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 29 minutes later at 7:25 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 51 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:16 AM and sets 9 hours, 29 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 Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on September 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Pine Grove typically lasts for 8.8 months (270 days), from around March 10 to around December 5, rarely starting before January 21 or after April 16, and rarely ending before November 12 or after January 7.
The month of March in Pine Grove is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 39% to 73% 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 Pine Grove are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 107°F, from 92°F to 199°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Pine Grove is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 3.9 kWh to 5.5 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 Pine Grove are 38.413 deg latitude, -120.659 deg longitude, and 2,326 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pine Grove contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,184 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,401 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,468 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,853 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pine Grove is covered by trees (52%) and shrubs (48%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and shrubs (39%), and within 50 miles by trees (33%) and grassland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pine Grove and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Placerville Airport (65%, 35 kilometers, north); Sacramento Mather Airport (16%, 58 kilometers, west); Stockton Metropolitan Airport (13%, 77 kilometers, southwest); and Bridgeport Sonora Junction (6%, 100 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .