March is quite the month for change in terms of our weather. It features a big increase in temperature and daylight, but it can potentially be a wet and snowy month as well.
55° / 33° March 1
65° / 42° March 31
A typical March produces 4.09″ of liquid precipitation. This includes rain and melted snow/ice.
On average, March produces around 1.4″ of snowfall. However, while many Marches can be snow-free, some very big snow storms have struck the area.
Here are some of the bigger March snows:
- 15.2″ March 5-7, 1962
- 13.0″ March 1-2, 1980
- 10.6″ March 3-6, 1912
We see not only a change of season, but a change in the clock as well. We spring ahead one hour to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 10th at 2 a.m. Ten days later, astronomical spring, the vernal equinox, occurs on March 20th at 7:02 a.m. EDT.
But the end of the month, March will gain 73 minutes of daylight, mostly at the end of the day due to the clock switch.
Sunrise & sunset times:
6:41 a.m. / 6:04 p.m. March 1 (EST)
6:56 a.m. / 7:32 p.m. March 31 (EDT)