March weather forecast and climate
Ames, IA

March, the first month of the spring, in Ames, is a frosty month, with average temperature fluctuating between 31.1°F (-0.5°C) and 45.7°F (7.6°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature increases considerably, from a freezing cold 30.6°F (-0.8°C) in February, to a chilly 45.7°F (7.6°C). In March, in Ames, Iowa, the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

Humidity

In Ames, Iowa, the average relative humidity in March is 76%.

Rainfall

In Ames, in March, it is raining for 10.3 days, with typically 1.69" (43mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Ames, during the entire year, the rain falls for 130.6 days and collects up to 27.48" (698mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In March, it is snowing for 4.9 days. Throughout March, 1.69" (43mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 36.2 snowfall days, and 15.43" (392mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Ames, Iowa, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 5.8h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Ames?

In March, in Ames, the average high-temperature is 45.7°F (7.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Ames?

The average relative humidity in March in Ames is 76%.

How many days does it rain in March in Ames?

In Ames, in March, during 10.3 rainfall days, 1.69" (43mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Ames?

In Ames, Iowa, in March, snow falls for 4.9 days, with typically accumulated 1.69" (43mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Ames have in March?

The average length of the day in March in Ames, Iowa, is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Ames have in March?

In Ames, Iowa, the average sunshine in March is 5.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Ames?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Ames, Iowa, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Ames, IA
  • Average high temperature in March: 45.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 31.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.5°F).

Average pressure in March - Ames, IA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.07"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88").

Average wind speed in March - Ames, IA
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7.1mph).

Average humidity in March - Ames, IA
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

Average rainfall in March - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.69"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (4.09").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.94").

Average rainfall days in March - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 10.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.3 days).

Average snowfall in March - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.69"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (4.06").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in March - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Ames, IA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.9h).

Average sunshine days in March - Ames, IA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (10.4 days).

Average UV index in March - Ames, IA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in March - Ames, IA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 57).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 31).

Average visibility in March - Ames, IA
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, July and August (5mi).