Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 87°F to 83°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 93°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 69°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on January 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Santo Pipó typically range from 70°F to 89°F, while on July 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 52°F to 70°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
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.
The month of March in Santo Pipó experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 37% to 31%.
The clearest day of the month is March 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.
For reference, on June 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on April 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Santo Pipó, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 42% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on February 8, and its lowest chance is 25% on July 28.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Santo Pipó is increasing, starting the month at 5.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.1 inches or falls below 2.2 inches, and ending the month at 6.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.6 inches or falls below 2.4 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 5.7 inches on March 11.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.
Over the course of March in Santo Pipó, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 49 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 37 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 20 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 31, with 11 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 1, with 12 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
The earliest sunrise of the month in Santo Pipó is 6:34 AM on March 1 and the latest sunrise is 16 minutes later at 6:50 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 7:13 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 32 minutes earlier at 6:40 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Santo Pipó during 2019.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:44 AM and sets 13 hours, 51 minutes later, at 7:35 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:30 AM and sets 10 hours, 26 minutes later, at 5:56 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
The solar day over the course of March. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Santo Pipó is rapidly decreasing during March, falling from 79% to 61% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 8, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 82% of the time, while on July 22, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% of the time.
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Santo Pipó is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on August 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.6 miles per hour, while on February 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Santo Pipó throughout March is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 40% on March 27.
Wind Direction in March
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Santo Pipó over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 13, with a 72% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Santo Pipó are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 738°F, from 5,155°F to 5,893°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of March, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Santo Pipó is gradually decreasing during March, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 6.2 kWh to 5.4 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santo Pipó are -27.141 deg latitude, -55.409 deg longitude, and 512 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santo Pipó contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 617 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 530 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,030 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,703 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santo Pipó is covered by trees (76%), within 10 miles by trees (76%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Santo Pipó 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 is only a single weather station, Encarnacion Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Santo Pipó.
At a distance of 46 kilometers from Santo Pipó, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
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