March Weather in Pecos Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 73°F to 81°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 38°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on June 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pecos typically range from 69°F to 99°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 61°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March in Pecos
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 in Pecos
The month of March in Pecos experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 38% to 30%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on February 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39%, while on June 10, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 81%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March in Pecos
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 Pecos, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 5% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 26% on September 8, and its lowest chance is 5% on March 17.
Probability of Precipitation in March in Pecos
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Pecos is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.3 inches on March 6.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March in Pecos
Over the course of March in Pecos, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 26 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Pecos
The earliest sunrise of the month in Pecos is 7:06 AM on March 13 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 8:04 AM on March 14.
The earliest sunset is 6:52 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 21 minutes later at 8:12 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 14, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:49 AM and sets 14 hours, 12 minutes later, at 9:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:49 AM and sets 10 hours, 6 minutes later, at 5:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March in Pecos
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March in Pecos
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Pecos is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 12, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 15% of the time, while on November 20, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March in Pecos
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Pecos is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 10.3 miles per hour to 11.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on October 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March in Pecos
The hourly average wind direction in Pecos throughout March is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 46% on March 28.
Wind Direction in March in Pecos
The growing season in Pecos typically lasts for 7.4 months (226 days), from around March 29 to around November 10, rarely starting before March 5 or after April 19, and rarely ending before October 20 or after December 1.
During March in Pecos, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 7% to 54% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March in Pecos
The average accumulated growing degree days in Pecos are increasing during March, increasing by 302°F, from 276°F to 579°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March in Pecos
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Pecos is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 6.7 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March in Pecos
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pecos are 31.423 deg latitude, -103.493 deg longitude, and 2,582 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pecos is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 46 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,579 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (240 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,222 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pecos is covered by shrubs (92%), within 10 miles by shrubs (95%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pecos, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pecos.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pecos 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 Pecos is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pecos and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pecos Municipal Airport (KPEQ, 96%, 4.8 kilometers, south); Winkler County Airport (KINK, 3.0%, 48 kilometers, northeast); Cavern City Air Terminal (KCNM, 0.7%, 125 kilometers, northwest); and Pine Springs, Guadalupe Mountains National Park (KGDP, 0.5%, 133 kilometers, west).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .