Average Weather in March in Prices Fork Virginia, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 51°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 31°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prices Fork typically range from 65°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 43°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 Prices Fork 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 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54%, while on September 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Prices Fork, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on July 15, and its lowest chance is 20% on October 30.
Over the course of March in Prices Fork, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 21% to 29%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 5% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 3% to 0%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Prices Fork is increasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.7 inches or falls below 1.2 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 Prices Fork is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Prices Fork, 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, 43 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 Prices Fork is 6:35 AM on March 13 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:34 AM on March 14.
The earliest sunset is 6:16 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 28 minutes later at 7:43 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 14, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:02 AM and sets 14 hours, 44 minutes later, at 8:45 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:32 AM and sets 9 hours, 36 minutes later, at 5:08 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Prices Fork is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 58% of the time, while on November 25, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Prices Fork is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Prices Fork throughout March is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 44% on March 1.
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Prices Fork typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 13 to around October 17, rarely starting before March 26 or after May 7, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 5.
The month of March in Prices Fork is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 0% to 18% 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 Prices Fork are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 85°F, from 41°F to 126°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Prices Fork is increasing during March, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 4.0 kWh to 5.1 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 Prices Fork are 37.210 deg latitude, -80.490 deg longitude, and 2,031 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Prices Fork contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 748 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,965 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,900 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,678 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Prices Fork is covered by trees (63%) and cropland (34%), within 10 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (80%) and cropland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Prices Fork, 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 Prices Fork.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Prices Fork 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 Prices Fork is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Prices Fork and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport (77%, 7 kilometers, east); New River Valley Airport (20%, 19 kilometers, southwest); and Greenbrier Valley Airport (2.7%, 74 kilometers, north).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .