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Average Weather in March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield Colorado, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 11°F, from 40°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 63°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 14°F to 22°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 31°F.

For reference, on July 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield typically range from 45°F to 82°F, while on January 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 29°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in March

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMFebAprfrigidfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoolfrigid
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Erzurum, Turkey (6,555 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 46% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46% on March 4.

The clearest day of the month is March 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.

For reference, on March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on September 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.

Cloud Cover Categories in March

Cloud Cover Categories in March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebAprSep 1375%Sep 1375%Mar 154%Mar 154%Mar 3155%Mar 3155%Mar 1155%Mar 1155%Mar 2155%Mar 2155%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 21% and ending it at 25%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on May 1, and its lowest chance is 16% on June 17.

Over the course of March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 3% to 9%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 11% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 8% to 5%.

Probability of Precipitation in March

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in March

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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 at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield, 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, 19 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 39 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 32 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFebAprMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minnightnightdaydayMar 111 hr, 19 minMar 111 hr, 19 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is 6:24 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:23 AM on March 11.

The earliest sunset is 5:57 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 32 minutes later at 7:28 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 5:36 AM and sets 15 hours, 1 minute later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 9 hours, 19 minutes later, at 4:43 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFebApr6:24 AM6:24 AMMar 106:07 PMMar 106:07 PM6:50 AM6:50 AMMar 317:28 PMMar 317:28 PM6:38 AM6:38 AMMar 15:57 PMMar 15:57 PM7:07 AM7:07 AMMar 217:18 PMMar 217:18 PMMar 11DSTMar 11DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of March. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in March

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.8 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on March 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour, while on July 29, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in March

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield throughout March is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 55% on March 30.

Wind Direction in March

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield typically lasts for 2.7 months (83 days), from around June 15 to around September 6, rarely starting before May 28 or after July 5, and rarely ending before August 16 or after September 24.

The month of March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebApr0%Mar 160%Mar 160%Mar 50%Mar 5frigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield are essentially constant during March, remaining within 5°F of 6°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in March

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of March, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 5.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield are 40.054 deg latitude, -106.369 deg longitude, and 7,477 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,434 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,502 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,911 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,146 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield is covered by shrubs (80%) and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (64%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and shrubs (25%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield 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

Kremmling, Mc Elroy Airfield has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Copper Mountain, Red Cliff Pass; Steamboat Springs-Bob Adams Field Stolport; Eagle County Regional Airport; Lake County Airport; Yampa Valley Airport; Aspen–Pitkin County Airport; Boulder Municipal Airport; and Vance Brand Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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