Average Weather in March in Tonasket Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 12°F, from 47°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 29°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 19°F or exceeding 43°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tonasket typically range from 59°F to 90°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 31°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
Липково, Macedonia (5,733 miles away); Litvinenkovo, Ukraine (5,772 miles); and Kemaliye, Turkey (6,217 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Tonasket (view comparison).
The month of March in Tonasket experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 58% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on January 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tonasket, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 19% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on November 28, and its lowest chance is 7% on August 26.
Over the course of March in Tonasket, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 15% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 3% to 0%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 2% to 0%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Tonasket is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.8 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.8 inches on March 12.
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 Tonasket is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Tonasket, 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, 48 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 35 seconds, and weekly increase of 25 minutes, 6 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 2 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Tonasket is 6:21 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:19 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 5:41 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 46 minutes later at 7:27 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 11, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:54 AM and sets 16 hours, 10 minutes later, at 9:04 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:47 AM and sets 8 hours, 16 minutes later, at 4:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tonasket is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Tonasket is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour, while on January 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Tonasket typically lasts for 5.4 months (164 days), from around April 27 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 20 or after October 29.
The month of March in Tonasket is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 4% 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 Tonasket are essentially constant during March, remaining within 15°F of 17°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tonasket is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 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 Tonasket are 48.705 deg latitude, -119.439 deg longitude, and 1,417 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tonasket contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,440 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,245 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,285 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,963 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tonasket is covered by shrubs (41%), grassland (27%), cropland (19%), and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (68%) and grassland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (39%) and shrubs (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tonasket 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tonasket.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tonasket 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 Tonasket is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tonasket and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .