March weather forecast
Ames, IA

Weather in March

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

Temperature

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

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Ames, it is raining for 10.3 days, with typically 1.69" (43mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 130.6 rainfall days, and 27.48" (698mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Ames, Iowa, are January through May, October through December. In March, it is snowing for 4.9 days. Throughout March, 1.69" (43mm) of snow is accumulated. In Ames, during the entire year, snow falls for 36.2 days and aggregates up to 15.43" (392mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Ames, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 6:04 pm CST. On the last day of March, in Ames, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:38 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 5.8h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against 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. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Ames?

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

How many days does it rain in March in Ames?

In March, in Ames, Iowa, the rain falls for 10.3 days. Throughout March, 1.69" (43mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Ames?

In Ames, in March, during 4.9 snowfall days, 1.69" (43mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

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

The average day length in March in Ames, Iowa, is 11h and 58min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Ames?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 6:04 pm CST. On the last day of the month, in Ames, Iowa, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:38 pm CDT.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Ames have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration is 5.8h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Ames?

In Ames, Iowa, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Ames, IA

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).

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Average pressure in March
Ames, IA

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").

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Average wind speed in March
Ames, IA

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).

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Average humidity in March
Ames, IA

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%).

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Average rainfall in March
Ames, IA

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").

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Average rainfall days in March
Ames, IA

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).

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Average snowfall in March
Ames, IA

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

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

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Average snowfall days in March
Ames, IA

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Ames, IA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Ames, IA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 11min).

  • 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).

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Average sunshine days in March
Ames, IA

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).

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Average UV index in March
Ames, IA

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

The 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).

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Average cloud cover in March
Ames, IA

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).

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Average visibility in March
Ames, IA

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

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

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