Average Weather in March in Piedmont Alabama, United States
In Piedmont, the month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 61°F to 69°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 80°F or dropping below 48°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 40°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Piedmont typically range from 70°F to 89°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 53°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 Piedmont experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 51% to 47%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 53% of the time.
For reference, on January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on October 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Piedmont, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 31% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Piedmont is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 4.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.5 inches or falls below 2.3 inches, and ending the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.3 inches or falls below 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Piedmont, 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, 3 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 7 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 49 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Piedmont is 5:57 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 6:56 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:39 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 24 minutes later at 7:02 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 5:31 AM and sets 14 hours, 25 minutes later, at 7:56 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:43 AM and sets 9 hours, 54 minutes later, at 4:37 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Piedmont is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 89% of the time, while on January 23, 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 Piedmont is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.9 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 2.9 miles per hour on March 8.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Piedmont is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 5.4 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 Piedmont are 33.925 deg latitude, -85.611 deg longitude, and 719 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Piedmont contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 505 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 722 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,581 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,936 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Piedmont is covered by cropland (40%), trees (34%), and artificial surfaces (25%), within 10 miles by trees (82%) and cropland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (65%) and cropland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Piedmont 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 Piedmont.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Piedmont 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 Piedmont is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Piedmont and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Northeast Alabama Regional Airport (26%, 44 kilometers, west); Anniston Metropolitan Airport (26%, 44 kilometers, southwest); West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (18%, 54 kilometers, southeast); Isbell Field (15%, 62 kilometers, north); and Richard B Russell Airport (15%, 63 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .