Average Weather in March in Rainsville Alabama, United States
In Rainsville, the month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 58°F to 66°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 77°F or dropping below 44°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 37°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Rainsville typically range from 67°F to 87°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 50°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 Rainsville experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 50% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on January 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on September 20, 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 Rainsville, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on July 11, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 15.
Over the course of March in Rainsville, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 29% to 33%, 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 remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
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 in Rainsville is essentially constant, remaining about 4.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.8 inches or falling below 2.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.7 inches on March 10.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Rainsville, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 8 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 Rainsville is 5:59 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 6:57 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 7:03 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, 28 minutes later, at 7:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:46 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 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 Rainsville is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 84% 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 Rainsville is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Rainsville is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.1 kWh to 5.3 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 Rainsville are 34.494 deg latitude, -85.848 deg longitude, and 1,243 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rainsville contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,266 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,020 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,870 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rainsville is covered by cropland (88%) and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (76%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rainsville 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Rainsville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rainsville 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 Rainsville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rainsville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Isbell Field (64%, 12 kilometers, east); Scottsboro Municipal Airport Word Field (24%, 26 kilometers, northwest); and Albertville, Albertville Municipal Airport (13%, 48 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .