Average Weather in March in Horse Cave Kentucky, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 34°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Horse Cave typically range from 68°F to 87°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 44°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
Lavezzola, Italy (4,820 miles away); Miravci, Macedonia (5,384 miles); and Bagratashen, Armenia (6,195 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Horse Cave (view comparison).
The month of March in Horse Cave experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 54% to 49%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Horse Cave, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 35%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on May 28, and its lowest chance is 25% on October 11.
Over the course of March in Horse Cave, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 25% to 34%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 2% to 0%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Horse Cave is essentially constant, remaining about 3.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.2 inches or falling below 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
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 in Horse Cave is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Horse Cave, 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, 12 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 23 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 24 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 Horse Cave is 6:00 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 6:58 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:37 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 28 minutes later at 7:05 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 5:23 AM and sets 14 hours, 43 minutes later, at 8:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:53 AM and sets 9 hours, 36 minutes later, at 4:30 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Horse Cave is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 76% of the time, while on January 11, 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 Horse Cave is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Horse Cave typically lasts for 6.6 months (202 days), from around April 8 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 23 or after April 25, and rarely ending before October 10 or after November 13.
The month of March in Horse Cave is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 0% to 28% 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 Horse Cave are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 123°F, from 70°F to 192°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Horse Cave is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 5.0 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 Horse Cave are 37.180 deg latitude, -85.907 deg longitude, and 669 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Horse Cave contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 367 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 699 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (600 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (997 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Horse Cave is covered by cropland (54%) and trees (41%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Horse Cave 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 Horse Cave.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Horse Cave 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 Horse Cave is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Horse Cave and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Glasgow Municipal Airport (82%, 17 kilometers, south); Godman Army Airfield (8%, 80 kilometers, north); Wayne County Airport (6%, 100 kilometers, east); and Stuart Powell Field (4.9%, 110 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .