Average Weather in March in West Wenatchee Washington, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 33°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in West Wenatchee typically range from 64°F to 89°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 34°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 West Wenatchee 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 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, 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 81%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In West Wenatchee, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on November 30, and its lowest chance is 5% on August 5.
Over the course of March in West Wenatchee, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 24% to 20%, 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 decreases from 2% to 0%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in West Wenatchee is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.3 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 West Wenatchee is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in West Wenatchee, 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, 43 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in West Wenatchee 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 5:47 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 43 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 5:04 AM and sets 15 hours, 58 minutes later, at 9:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:46 AM and sets 8 hours, 27 minutes later, at 4:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in West Wenatchee is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 6, 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 West Wenatchee is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 5.2 miles per hour to 5.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour, while on December 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in West Wenatchee typically lasts for 7.0 months (215 days), from around March 30 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 5 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 17.
During March in West Wenatchee, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 7% to 52% 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 West Wenatchee are essentially constant during March, remaining within 18°F of 22°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in West Wenatchee 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 West Wenatchee are 47.444 deg latitude, -120.353 deg longitude, and 938 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of West Wenatchee contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,178 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,071 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,731 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,816 feet).
The area within 2 miles of West Wenatchee is covered by artificial surfaces (49%), grassland (26%), and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by shrubs (48%) and cropland (12%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (47%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in West Wenatchee 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 West Wenatchee.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and West Wenatchee 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 West Wenatchee is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between West Wenatchee and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pangborn Field (81%, 13 kilometers, southeast); Bowers Field (12%, 48 kilometers, south); Stampede Pass (3.7%, 76 kilometers, west); and Omak Airport (3.3%, 130 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .