Average Weather in March in Orange Cove California, United States
In Orange Cove, the month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 6°F, from 66°F to 72°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 82°F or dropping below 57°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 45°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on July 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Orange Cove typically range from 68°F to 97°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°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 Orange Cove experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 48% to 39%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Orange Cove, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 24% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 26% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 25.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Orange Cove is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Orange Cove, 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, 10 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Orange Cove is 6:13 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:11 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:52 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 7:18 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 40 minutes later, at 8:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:05 AM and sets 9 hours, 39 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Orange Cove is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 Orange Cove is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour, while on November 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.5 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 2.6 miles per hour on March 8.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Orange Cove 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 Orange Cove are 36.624 deg latitude, -119.314 deg longitude, and 427 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Orange Cove contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 428 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,097 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (13,576 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Orange Cove is covered by cropland (86%) and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (52%) and grassland (41%), and within 50 miles by cropland (41%) and grassland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Orange Cove 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 Orange Cove.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Orange Cove 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 Orange Cove is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Orange Cove and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Visalia Municipal Airport (50%, 35 kilometers, south); Fresno Air Terminal Airport (42%, 40 kilometers, northwest); Bishop Airport (5%, 119 kilometers, northeast); and Mammoth Lakes Airport (2.9%, 120 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .