Average Weather in March in Clarkdale Arizona, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 64°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 41°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 54°F.
For reference, on July 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Clarkdale typically range from 70°F to 96°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 56°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 Clarkdale 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 31, 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 40%, while on September 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 85%.
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 Clarkdale, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is decreasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on August 3, and its lowest chance is 3% on June 12.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Clarkdale is decreasing, starting the month at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Clarkdale, 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, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 17 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Clarkdale is 6:56 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 41 minutes earlier at 6:15 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:24 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 6:49 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Clarkdale during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:15 AM and sets 14 hours, 30 minutes later, at 7:44 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:32 AM and sets 9 hours, 49 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Clarkdale is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on September 26, 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 Clarkdale is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 7.3 miles per hour to 7.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Clarkdale throughout March is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 33% on March 30.
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Clarkdale typically lasts for 9.0 months (273 days), from around February 27 to around November 25, rarely starting before January 25 or after March 31, and rarely ending before November 4 or after December 16.
The month of March in Clarkdale 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 54% to 90% 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 Clarkdale are increasing during March, increasing by 204°F, from 176°F to 380°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Clarkdale is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 5.1 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 Clarkdale are 34.771 deg latitude, -112.058 deg longitude, and 3,661 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Clarkdale contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 951 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,609 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,672 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,669 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Clarkdale is covered by shrubs (95%), within 10 miles by shrubs (80%) and trees (16%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (59%) and trees (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Clarkdale 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 Clarkdale.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Clarkdale 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 Clarkdale is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Clarkdale and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sedona Airport (51%, 27 kilometers, east); Ernest A. Love Field (36%, 36 kilometers, west); and H.A. Clark Memorial Field (13%, 60 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .