Average Weather in March in Hill City Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 53°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 79°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 27°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 13°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on July 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Hill City typically range from 67°F to 94°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 42°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 Hill City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on July 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
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 Hill City, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on May 28, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 15.
Over the course of March in Hill City, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 4% to 12%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Hill City is increasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.3 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 Hill City is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Hill City, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 35 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 20 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 Hill City is 6:53 AM on March 13 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:51 AM on March 14.
The earliest sunset is 6:32 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 8:02 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 6:12 AM and sets 14 hours, 57 minutes later, at 9:09 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:55 AM and sets 9 hours, 24 minutes later, at 5:19 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Hill City is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 31% 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 Hill City is increasing during March, increasing from 11.6 miles per hour to 12.7 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 12.8 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Hill City throughout March is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 37% on March 1.
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Hill City typically lasts for 5.7 months (175 days), from around April 23 to around October 14, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 13, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 2.
The month of March in Hill City is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 5% 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 Hill City are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 92°F, from 46°F to 138°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Hill City is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 5.6 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 Hill City are 39.365 deg latitude, -99.842 deg longitude, and 2,178 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hill City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,170 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (541 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,427 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hill City is covered by grassland (59%) and cropland (35%), within 10 miles by grassland (69%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by grassland (51%) and cropland (49%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hill City, 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 Hill City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hill City 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 Hill City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hill City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hill City Municipal Airport (99%, 1.6 kilometers, northeast); Hays Municipal Airport (0.3%, 76 kilometers, southeast); and Shalz Field (0.2%, 104 kilometers, west).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .