March weather forecast
Cortez, CO

The bright and red rays of the setting sun over the scenic layout of hills and plains of Cortez, Colorado
The bright and red rays of the setting sun over the scenic layout of hills and plains of Cortez, Colorado

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cool month in Cortez, Colorado, with an average temperature ranging between max 50.2°F (10.1°C) and min 31.8°F (-0.1°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature rises from a cold 39.4°F (4.1°C) in February to a fresh 50.2°F (10.1°C). In Cortez, in March, the average low-temperature is 31.8°F (-0.1°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 52%.

Rainfall

In Cortez, Colorado, during March, the rain falls for 7.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation. In Cortez, Colorado, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.9 days and collects up to 9.84" (250mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. In Cortez, during 4.1 snowfall days, 2.72" (69mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Cortez, there are 34.4 snowfall days, and 29.29" (744mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Cortez is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:44 am and sunset at 6:08 pm MST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 7:36 pm MDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from MDT to MST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Cortez is 8.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Cortez is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Cortez?

In March, the average relative humidity in Cortez is 52%.

How many days does it rain in March in Cortez?

In Cortez, Colorado, in March, it is raining for 7.7 days, with typically 1.18" (30mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Cortez in March?

In March, in Cortez, it is snowing for 4.1 days. Throughout March, 2.72" (69mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in March in Cortez?

In March, the average day length in Cortez, Colorado, is 11h and 59min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Cortez?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:44 am and sunset at 6:08 pm MST. On the last day of the month, in Cortez, Colorado, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 7:36 pm MDT.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in March in Cortez?

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Cortez have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Cortez, Colorado, is 8.9h.

How high is the UV index in March in Cortez?

In Cortez, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Cortez, CO

Average temperature in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average high temperature in March: 50.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 31.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.8°F).

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Average pressure in March
Cortez, CO

Average pressure in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average pressure in March: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.23"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.87"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Cortez, CO

Average wind speed in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average wind speed in March: 7.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (5.7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Cortez, CO

Average humidity in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average humidity in March: 52%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (73%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (26%).

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Average rainfall in March
Cortez, CO

Average rainfall in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.18"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are January and December (1.26").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (0.2").

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Average rainfall days in March
Cortez, CO

Average rainfall days in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (9.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (2.8 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Cortez, CO

Average snowfall in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.72"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (8.11").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Cortez, CO

Average snowfall days in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.1 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and December (8.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Cortez, CO

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 38min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Cortez, CO

Average sunshine days in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average sunshine days in March: 19.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (26.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (17.6 days).

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Average UV index in March
Cortez, CO

Average UV index in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Cortez, CO

Average cloud cover in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average cloud cover in March: 23

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 27).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 9).

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Average visibility in March
Cortez, CO

Average visibility in March - Cortez, CO
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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