Average Weather in March in Wichita Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 55°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 33°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Wichita typically range from 72°F to 93°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 43°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 Wichita 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 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on July 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Wichita, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 6% on January 11.
Over the course of March in Wichita, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 12% to 22%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Wichita is increasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.6 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 Wichita is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Wichita, 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, 13 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 22 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Wichita is 6:47 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:46 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 6:23 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 28 minutes later at 7:51 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 6:07 AM and sets 14 hours, 46 minutes later, at 8:54 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:40 AM and sets 9 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:14 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Wichita is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 61% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Wichita is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 11.9 miles per hour to 12.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Wichita typically lasts for 7.0 months (216 days), from around April 2 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 23.
The month of March in Wichita is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 1% to 43% 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 Wichita are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 121°F, from 55°F to 176°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Wichita is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 5.4 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 Wichita are 37.692 deg latitude, -97.338 deg longitude, and 1,299 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wichita is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 39 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,298 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (213 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (699 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wichita is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (48%) and grassland (31%), and within 50 miles by grassland (50%) and cropland (46%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wichita 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 are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Wichita.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wichita 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 Wichita is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wichita and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (40%, 10 kilometers, southwest); Mc Connell Air Force Base (34%, 10 kilometers, southeast); and Colonel James Jabara Airport (27%, 12 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .