Average Weather in March in Kings Beach California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 22°F to 25°F, rarely falling below 11°F or exceeding 34°F.
For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kings Beach typically range from 43°F to 81°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 16°F to 38°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
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The month of March in Kings Beach experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 53% to 48%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53% on March 2.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on March 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kings Beach, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on February 23, and its lowest chance is 2% on July 19.
Over the course of March in Kings Beach, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 9% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 15% to 9%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 8% to 5%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Kings Beach is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 inches or falls below 0.1 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 Kings Beach is decreasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Kings Beach, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 34 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 60 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kings Beach is 6:17 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:15 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:52 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 30 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 5:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 56 minutes later, at 8:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:16 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kings Beach is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Kings Beach is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on August 6, 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 Kings Beach typically lasts for 2.3 months (71 days), from around June 24 to around September 4, rarely starting before June 3 or after July 25, and rarely ending before August 13 or after September 27.
The month of March in Kings Beach is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kings Beach are essentially constant during March, remaining within 8°F of 12°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kings Beach is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 5.8 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 Kings Beach are 39.238 deg latitude, -120.027 deg longitude, and 6,237 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kings Beach contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,572 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,445 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,650 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,072 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kings Beach is covered by trees (63%) and water (37%), within 10 miles by trees (53%) and water (28%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (51%) and trees (40%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kings Beach 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 Kings Beach.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kings Beach 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 Kings Beach is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kings Beach and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Truckee Tahoe Airport (62%, 13 kilometers, northwest); Carson Airport (11%, 26 kilometers, east); Reno/Tahoe International Airport (8%, 35 kilometers, northeast); and Lake Tahoe Airport (18%, 38 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .