Average Weather in March in Arlington Heights Pennsylvania, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 11°F, from 43°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 68°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 27°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 13°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Arlington Heights typically range from 65°F to 83°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 35°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 Arlington Heights experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on August 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
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 Arlington Heights, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 29%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on June 15, and its lowest chance is 21% on January 29.
Over the course of March in Arlington Heights, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 15% to 26%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 4% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 5% to 1%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Arlington Heights is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.1 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 1.3 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 Arlington Heights is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Arlington Heights, 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, 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 44 seconds, and weekly increase of 19 minutes, 9 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Arlington Heights is 6:22 AM on March 9 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:21 AM on March 10.
The earliest sunset is 5:51 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 7:24 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 10, 2019, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:28 AM and sets 15 hours, 8 minutes later, at 8:36 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:22 AM and sets 9 hours, 13 minutes later, at 4:36 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Arlington Heights is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 40% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Arlington Heights is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 6.7 miles per hour to 5.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Arlington Heights typically lasts for 6.2 months (191 days), from around April 15 to around October 23, rarely starting before March 29 or after May 2, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 11.
The month of March in Arlington Heights 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 13% 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 Arlington Heights are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 36°F, from 10°F to 46°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Arlington Heights is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 3.4 kWh to 4.7 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 Arlington Heights are 40.990 deg latitude, -75.216 deg longitude, and 561 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Arlington Heights contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 499 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 551 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,870 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,316 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Arlington Heights is covered by artificial surfaces (55%) and trees (45%), within 10 miles by trees (88%), and within 50 miles by trees (70%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Arlington Heights and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport (30%, 21 kilometers, northwest); Aeroflex-Andover Airport (37%, 40 kilometers, east); and Lehigh Valley International Airport (34%, 43 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .