Average Weather in March in Ashdown Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 64°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 43°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on July 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ashdown typically range from 73°F to 93°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 53°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 Ashdown experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 49% to 41%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ashdown, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on May 16, and its lowest chance is 22% on January 13.
Over the course of March in Ashdown, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 26% to 31%, 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 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Ashdown is essentially constant, remaining about 4.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.6 inches or falling below 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Ashdown, 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, 3 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 40 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Ashdown 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 6:13 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:36 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 6:06 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 8:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:17 AM and sets 9 hours, 55 minutes later, at 5:12 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ashdown is gradually increasing during March, rising from 1% to 4% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 92% of the time, while on January 20, 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 Ashdown is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Ashdown typically lasts for 8.2 months (250 days), from around March 12 to around November 17, rarely starting before February 18 or after April 4, and rarely ending before October 29 or after December 6.
During March in Ashdown, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 27% to 86% 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 Ashdown are increasing during March, increasing by 243°F, from 192°F to 435°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ashdown is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 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 Ashdown are 33.674 deg latitude, -94.131 deg longitude, and 328 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ashdown is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 52 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 329 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (276 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,195 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ashdown is covered by cropland (52%), trees (27%), and artificial surfaces (21%), within 10 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (39%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and cropland (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ashdown 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ashdown.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ashdown 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 Ashdown is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ashdown and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Texarkana Regional Airport (60%, 27 kilometers, southeast); J Lynn Helms Airport (25%, 49 kilometers, northwest); Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (8%, 100 kilometers, southwest); and Arkadelphia, Dexter B Florence Memorial Field Airport (7%, 109 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .