Average Weather in March in Golden Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 36°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 53°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 19°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 3°F or exceeding 35°F.
For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Golden typically range from 50°F to 76°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 12°F to 24°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 Golden experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 67% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68% on March 17.
The clearest day of the month is March 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 34% of the time.
For reference, on January 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on August 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Golden, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on June 18, and its lowest chance is 22% on February 16.
Over the course of March in Golden, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 8% to 15%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 10% to 7%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 8% to 2%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Golden is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.9 inches or falling below 0.1 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 Golden is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Golden, 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, 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 56 seconds, and weekly increase of 27 minutes, 32 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 10 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Golden is 7:12 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 8:10 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 6:28 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 51 minutes later at 8:19 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 5:31 AM and sets 16 hours, 36 minutes later, at 10:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:50 AM and sets 7 hours, 52 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Golden is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Golden is essentially constant during March, remaining around 3.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 3.6 miles per hour on March 18.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Golden typically lasts for 4.4 months (136 days), from around May 15 to around September 29, rarely starting before April 28 or after June 3, and rarely ending before September 4 or after October 17.
The month of March in Golden is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Golden are essentially constant during March, remaining within 1°F of 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Golden is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 4.5 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 Golden are 51.300 deg latitude, -116.969 deg longitude, and 3,215 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Golden contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,010 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,904 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,424 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,184 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Golden is covered by trees (49%), sparse vegetation (26%), and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by trees (65%) and sparse vegetation (18%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and sparse vegetation (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Golden 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Golden.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Golden 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 Golden is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Golden and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Yoho Park Automatic Weather Reporting System (60%, 46 kilometers, east); Nakusp Automatic Weather Reporting System (25%, 130 kilometers, southwest); and Jasper Warden Automated Reporting Station (15%, 196 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .