Average Weather in March in Vale Oregon, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 52°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 73°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 32°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 45°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Vale typically range from 62°F to 93°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 34°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
Gorobinci, Macedonia (5,993 miles away); Arguvan, Turkey (6,525 miles); and Pasragad Branch, Iran (6,929 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Vale (view comparison).
The month of March in Vale experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 59% to 54%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59% on March 1.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Vale, 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 23% on December 1, and its lowest chance is 3% on July 28.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Vale is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.7 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.8 inches on March 10.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Vale, 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, 31 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 2 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 15 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 12 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Vale is 7:09 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 8:08 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 6:37 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 37 minutes later at 8:14 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 6:06 AM and sets 15 hours, 29 minutes later, at 9:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:20 AM and sets 8 hours, 53 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Vale is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 3, 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 Vale is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 6.6 miles per hour to 7.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on January 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Vale typically lasts for 5.6 months (170 days), from around April 26 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 15, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 1.
The month of March in Vale 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 6% 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 Vale are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 53°F, from 10°F to 63°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Vale is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 3.4 kWh to 4.9 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 Vale are 43.982 deg latitude, -117.238 deg longitude, and 2,313 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vale contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 814 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,332 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,102 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,686 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vale is covered by cropland (54%), shrubs (20%), and grassland (16%), within 10 miles by grassland (42%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (62%) and cropland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Vale 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Vale.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vale 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 Vale is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vale and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ontario Municipal Airport (84%, 19 kilometers, east); Baker Municipal Airport (6%, 106 kilometers, northwest); Burns Municipal Airport (3.6%, 145 kilometers, west); John Day State Airport (3.7%, 146 kilometers, west); and Rome State Airport (3.1%, 163 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .