Average Weather in March in Minnewaukan North Dakota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 16°F, from 27°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 9°F or exceeding 57°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 15°F, from 11°F to 25°F, rarely falling below -10°F or exceeding 36°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Minnewaukan typically range from 59°F to 80°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 1°F to 17°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 Minnewaukan experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 63% to 54%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on February 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
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 Minnewaukan, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on July 2, and its lowest chance is 4% on January 28.
Over the course of March in Minnewaukan, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 1% to 6%, 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 4% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Minnewaukan is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 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 Minnewaukan is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Minnewaukan, 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, 45 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 30 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 32 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Minnewaukan 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 6:21 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 8:06 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 5:37 AM and sets 16 hours, 4 minutes later, at 9:40 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:24 AM and sets 8 hours, 22 minutes later, at 4:46 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 Minnewaukan is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 14% of the time, while on October 11, 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 Minnewaukan is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 12.0 miles per hour to 12.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on July 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Minnewaukan throughout March is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 32% on March 9.
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Minnewaukan typically lasts for 4.7 months (144 days), from around May 10 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 21 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 19.
The month of March in Minnewaukan 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 Minnewaukan are essentially constant during March, remaining within 3°F of 3°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Minnewaukan is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 4.6 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 Minnewaukan are 48.071 deg latitude, -99.252 deg longitude, and 1,460 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Minnewaukan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 105 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,459 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (318 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Minnewaukan is covered by cropland (47%) and water (45%), within 10 miles by cropland (65%) and water (27%), and within 50 miles by cropland (79%) and grassland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Minnewaukan, 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 Minnewaukan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Minnewaukan 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 Minnewaukan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Minnewaukan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Devils Lake Municipal Airport (52%, 27 kilometers, east); Cando Municipal Airport (23%, 46 kilometers, north); Rugby Municipal Airport (13%, 67 kilometers, northwest); and Carrington Municipal Airport (12%, 69 kilometers, south).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .