Average Weather in March in Burke South Dakota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 12°F, from 42°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 71°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 22°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 5°F or exceeding 43°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Burke typically range from 64°F to 87°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 31°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 Burke experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 52% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53% on March 15.
The clearest day of the month is March 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on March 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on July 27, 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 Burke, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 17%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 3% on January 25.
Over the course of March in Burke, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 3% 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 3% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Burke is increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.9 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 inches or falls below 0.2 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 Burke is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on March 17.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Burke, 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, 29 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 57 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 40 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 14 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Burke is 6:52 AM on March 13 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:50 AM on March 14.
The earliest sunset is 6:26 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 36 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 5:57 AM and sets 15 hours, 23 minutes later, at 9:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:05 AM and sets 8 hours, 59 minutes later, at 5:04 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 Burke is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 24% 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 Burke is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 12.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.8 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Burke throughout March is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 36% on March 31.
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Burke typically lasts for 5.4 months (164 days), from around April 30 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 11 or after May 19, and rarely ending before September 21 or after October 30.
The month of March in Burke is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Burke are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 40°F, from 11°F to 51°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Burke is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 4.9 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 Burke are 43.182 deg latitude, -99.292 deg longitude, and 2,195 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Burke contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,157 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (748 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,463 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Burke is covered by grassland (95%), within 10 miles by grassland (84%) and cropland (16%), and within 50 miles by grassland (70%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Burke, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Burke.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Burke 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 Burke is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Burke and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Winner Regional Airport (37%, 50 kilometers, northwest); Chamberlain, Chamberlain Municipal Airport (24%, 65 kilometers, north); Ainsworth Municipal Airport (15%, 89 kilometers, southwest); The O'Neill Municipal Airport (14%, 93 kilometers, southeast); and Mitchell Municipal Airport (10%, 121 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .