Average Weather in March in Alpaugh California, United States
In Alpaugh, the month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 67°F to 74°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 84°F or dropping below 58°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 43°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Alpaugh typically range from 65°F to 99°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 56°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 Alpaugh experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 45% to 36%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Alpaugh, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 21% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 0% on August 2.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Alpaugh is decreasing, starting the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.3 inches or falls below 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Alpaugh, 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, 8 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 17 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 56 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 26 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Alpaugh is 6:13 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:12 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:53 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 26 minutes later at 7:19 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 5:41 AM and sets 14 hours, 36 minutes later, at 8:17 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:04 AM and sets 9 hours, 43 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Alpaugh is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on January 29, 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 Alpaugh is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 5.0 miles per hour to 5.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on May 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour, while on January 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Alpaugh typically lasts for 10 months (307 days), from around January 30 to around December 3, rarely starting after March 4, or ending before November 14.
The month of March in Alpaugh is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 88% to 98% 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 Alpaugh is increasing during March, increasing by 215°F, from 178°F to 393°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Alpaugh is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 4.3 kWh to 5.9 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 Alpaugh are 35.888 deg latitude, -119.487 deg longitude, and 207 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Alpaugh is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 20 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 208 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (69 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (7,904 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Alpaugh is covered by cropland (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (71%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (51%) and grassland (36%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Alpaugh 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Alpaugh.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alpaugh 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 Alpaugh is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alpaugh and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Porterville Municipal Airport (30%, 41 kilometers, east); Visalia Municipal Airport (24%, 48 kilometers, north); Hanford Municipal Airport (23%, 50 kilometers, north); Meadows Field (16%, 64 kilometers, southeast); and Paso Robles Municipal Airport (7%, 106 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .