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Average Weather in March in Norman Wells Canada

Daily high temperatures increase by 17°F, from 3°F to 21°F, rarely falling below -15°F or exceeding 37°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 13°F, from -14°F to -1°F, rarely falling below -34°F or exceeding 15°F.

For reference, on July 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Norman Wells typically range from 54°F to 74°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from -19°F to -6°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.

Average Hourly Temperature in March

Average Hourly Temperature in March in Norman Wells18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMFebAprfrigidfreezingvery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Alekseyevskaya, Russia (3,462 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Norman Wells (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of March in Norman Wells experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 60% to 64%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64% on March 29.

The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 40% of the time.

For reference, on March 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on June 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 48%.

Cloud Cover Categories in March

Cloud Cover Categories in March in Norman Wells1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebAprJun 2548%Jun 2548%Mar 140%Mar 140%Mar 3136%Mar 3136%Mar 1140%Mar 1140%Mar 2137%Mar 2137%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Norman Wells, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on July 30, and its lowest chance is 2% on March 7.

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).

Snowfall

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 Norman Wells is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

The lowest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.1 inches on March 8.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March in Norman Wells1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.1 in0.2 in0.3 in0.4 in0.5 in0.6 in0.7 in0.8 in0.9 inFebAprMar 80.1 inMar 80.1 inMar 310.2 inMar 310.2 inMar 210.1 inMar 210.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of March in Norman Wells, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 3 hours, 27 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 6 minutes, 53 seconds, and weekly increase of 48 minutes, 11 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 10 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 13 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Norman Wells1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFebAprMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minnightnightdaydayMar 110 hr, 6 minMar 110 hr, 6 min
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 latest sunrise of the month in Norman Wells is 9:00 AM on March 11 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 14 minutes earlier at 7:46 AM on March 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:43 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 35 minutes later at 9:18 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 3:15 AM and sets 22 hours, 28 minutes later, at 1:43 AM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 11:44 AM and sets 3 hours, 23 minutes later, at 3:06 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March in Norman Wells1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMFebApr7:46 AM7:46 AMMar 319:18 PMMar 319:18 PM8:37 AM8:37 AMMar 16:43 PMMar 16:43 PM8:41 AM8:41 AMMar 168:31 PMMar 168:31 PMMar 11DSTMar 11DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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 Norman Wells is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in March

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Norman Wells is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.2 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on July 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 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 wind direction in Norman Wells during March is predominantly out of the west from March 1 to March 20 and the east from March 20 to March 31.

Wind Direction in March

Wind Direction in March in Norman WellsWE1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FebAprwesteastsouthnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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).

The growing season in Norman Wells typically lasts for 3.7 months (113 days), from around May 20 to around September 10, rarely starting before May 4 or after June 5, and rarely ending before August 24 or after September 28.

The month of March in Norman Wells is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March in Norman Wells1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebApr0%Mar 160%Mar 160%Feb 220%Feb 22frigidfreezingvery coldcold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. 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 Norman Wells are essentially constant during March, remaining around 0°F throughout.

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.

Solar Energy

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 Norman Wells is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.7 kWh, from 1.3 kWh to 3.0 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March in Norman Wells1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh6.0 kWhFebAprMar 11.3 kWhMar 11.3 kWhMar 313.0 kWhMar 313.0 kWhMar 162.1 kWhMar 162.1 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Norman Wells are 65.282 deg latitude, -126.833 deg longitude, and 203 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Norman Wells contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 194 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 222 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,058 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,591 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Norman Wells is covered by trees (40%), water (30%), and sparse vegetation (18%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and water (14%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and shrubs (17%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Norman Wells 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, Norman Wells Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Norman Wells.

At a distance of 2 kilometer from Norman Wells, 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.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Norman Wells according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

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.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.