Average Weather in March in East Jordan Michigan, United States
In East Jordan, the month of March is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 12°F, from 33°F to 45°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 60°F or dropping below 19°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 17°F to 28°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 39°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in East Jordan typically range from 59°F to 79°F, while on February 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 13°F to 27°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 East Jordan experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 68% to 57%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 77%, while on August 8, 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 East Jordan, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 18.
Over the course of March in East Jordan, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 5% to 15%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 7% to 3%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in East Jordan is increasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.5 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 East Jordan is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in East Jordan, 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, 35 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 10 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in East Jordan is 6:59 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:58 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 6:28 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 39 minutes later at 8:07 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 5:53 AM and sets 15 hours, 38 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:16 AM and sets 8 hours, 45 minutes later, at 5:01 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in East Jordan is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 19% 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 East Jordan is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour, while on July 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
East Jordan is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in East Jordan is essentially constant during March, remaining around 35°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during March is 34°F on March 8.
Average Water Temperature in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in East Jordan is increasing during March, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 2.9 kWh to 4.4 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 East Jordan are 45.158 deg latitude, -85.124 deg longitude, and 735 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of East Jordan contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 495 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 702 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (614 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,053 feet).
The area within 2 miles of East Jordan is covered by trees (41%), cropland (38%), and water (11%), within 10 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and water (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in East Jordan 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 East Jordan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and East Jordan 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 East Jordan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between East Jordan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Antrim County Airport (36%, 20 kilometers, south); Charlevoix Municipal Airport (36%, 20 kilometers, northwest); Harbor Springs Airport (16%, 34 kilometers, northeast); and Gaylord Regional Airport (12%, 37 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .