Average Weather in March in Waterville Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 42°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 61°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 26°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 39°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Waterville typically range from 58°F to 84°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 26°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
Detva, Slovakia (5,366 miles away); Shipka, Bulgaria (5,853 miles); and Yangiobod, Uzbekistan (6,279 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Waterville (view comparison).
The month of March in Waterville experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 60% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 41% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Waterville, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is decreasing, starting the month at 22% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on November 28, and its lowest chance is 5% on July 21.
Over the course of March in Waterville, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 9% to 13%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 6% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 7% to 1%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Waterville is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.5 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.7 inches on March 15.
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 Waterville is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Waterville, 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, 44 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 11 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 5 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 Waterville is 6:23 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:21 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 5:45 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 7:29 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 5:02 AM and sets 15 hours, 60 minutes later, at 9:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:45 AM and sets 8 hours, 25 minutes later, at 4:11 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Waterville is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Waterville is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 5.4 miles per hour to 6.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour, while on January 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Waterville typically lasts for 5.3 months (163 days), from around May 1 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 19, and rarely ending before September 21 or after October 31.
The month of March in Waterville 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 Waterville are essentially constant during March, remaining within 5°F of 5°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Waterville is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 3.0 kWh to 4.4 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 Waterville are 47.647 deg latitude, -120.071 deg longitude, and 2,703 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Waterville contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 410 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,670 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,553 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,743 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Waterville is covered by cropland (84%) and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (43%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (47%) and trees (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Waterville 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 Waterville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Waterville 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 Waterville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Waterville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pangborn Field (50%, 29 kilometers, south); Ephrata Municipal Airport (33%, 56 kilometers, southeast); and Omak Airport (17%, 100 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .