Average Weather in March in Barstow California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 68°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 43°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Barstow typically range from 73°F to 102°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 58°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
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The month of March in Barstow experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 39% to 29%.
The clearest day of the month is March 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.
For reference, on February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Barstow, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is decreasing, starting the month at 13% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 14% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 14.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Barstow is decreasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Barstow, 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, 6 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 12 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 27 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 Barstow is 6:05 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:04 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 5:43 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 25 minutes later at 7:08 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 5:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 30 minutes later, at 8:05 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:51 AM and sets 9 hours, 49 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Barstow is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 Barstow is increasing during March, increasing from 9.0 miles per hour to 10.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on January 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Barstow typically lasts for 9.1 months (275 days), from around February 23 to around November 25, rarely starting before January 19 or after March 21, and rarely ending before November 8 or after December 15.
The month of March in Barstow is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 61% to 96% 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 Barstow are increasing during March, increasing by 250°F, from 209°F to 459°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Barstow is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 5.0 kWh to 6.6 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 Barstow are 34.899 deg latitude, -117.023 deg longitude, and 2,247 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Barstow contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 495 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,208 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,096 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,894 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Barstow is covered by shrubs (87%), within 10 miles by shrubs (96%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (91%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Barstow 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 Barstow.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Barstow 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 Barstow is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Barstow and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Barstow Daggett County Airport (62%, 22 kilometers, east); Southern California Logistics Airport (20%, 48 kilometers, southwest); Edwards, Edwards Air Force Auxiliary North Base (11%, 77 kilometers, west); and Ridgecrest Community Hospital Heliport (7%, 107 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .