Average Weather in March in Terrace Heights Washington, United States
In Terrace Heights, the month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 52°F to 60°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 70°F or dropping below 43°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 31°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 44°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Terrace Heights typically range from 57°F to 90°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 35°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 Terrace Heights experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 59% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Terrace Heights, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on November 28, and its lowest chance is 3% on August 16.
Over the course of March in Terrace Heights, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 21% to 17%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 3% to 1%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Terrace Heights is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches or falls below 0.2 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 Terrace Heights is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Terrace Heights, 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, 40 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 19 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 8 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 Terrace Heights is 6:21 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:19 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:48 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 42 minutes later at 7:30 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 5:08 AM and sets 15 hours, 50 minutes later, at 8:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:43 AM and sets 8 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Terrace Heights is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 16, 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 Terrace Heights is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 6.7 miles per hour to 7.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on December 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 7.2 miles per hour on March 31.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Terrace Heights typically lasts for 5.2 months (159 days), from around May 1 to around October 7, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 27.
The month of March in Terrace Heights 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 Terrace Heights is gradually increasing during March, increasing by 50°F, from 11°F to 61°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Terrace Heights is increasing during March, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 3.0 kWh to 4.5 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 Terrace Heights are 46.606 deg latitude, -120.440 deg longitude, and 1,201 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Terrace Heights contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,302 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,267 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,156 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,759 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Terrace Heights is covered by shrubs (52%), artificial surfaces (30%), and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (55%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (58%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Terrace Heights 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Terrace Heights.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Terrace Heights 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 Terrace Heights is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Terrace Heights and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .