Average Weather in March in Sour Lake Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 69°F to 75°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 82°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 50°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on August 6, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sour Lake typically range from 74°F to 93°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 44°F to 61°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 Sour Lake experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 45% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on July 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on October 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sour Lake, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 23, and its lowest chance is 22% on April 15.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Sour Lake is essentially constant, remaining about 3.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.5 inches or falling below 0.8 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 3.2 inches on March 25.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Sour Lake, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 50 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 47 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Sour Lake is 6:33 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:32 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 6:16 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 19 minutes later at 7:35 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 6:16 AM and sets 14 hours, 5 minutes later, at 8:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:09 AM and sets 10 hours, 12 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sour Lake is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 10% to 25% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Sour Lake is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on August 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Sour Lake is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Sour Lake is increasing during March, rising by 6°F, from 61°F to 67°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in March
The growing season in Sour Lake typically lasts for 9.7 months (294 days), from around February 15 to around December 5, rarely starting before January 10 or after March 19, and rarely ending before November 7 or after December 30.
The month of March in Sour Lake is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 70% to 96% 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 Sour Lake are increasing during March, increasing by 371°F, from 389°F to 760°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sour Lake is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 5.7 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 Sour Lake are 30.140 deg latitude, -94.411 deg longitude, and 39 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sour Lake is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 23 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 40 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (85 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (469 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sour Lake is covered by herbaceous vegetation (61%) and cropland (29%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (60%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by herbaceous vegetation (43%) and cropland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sour Lake 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sour Lake.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sour Lake and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Beaumont Municipal Airport (71%, 20 kilometers, east); Jasper, Jasper County-Bell Field Airport (8%, 91 kilometers, northeast); George Bush Intercontinental Airport (7%, 93 kilometers, west); Ellington Field (7%, 93 kilometers, southwest); and Montgomery County Airport (7%, 99 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .