March is cold in Massachusetts with the signs of spring by the second half of the month. Day temperatures warm up to register in the 40°F (4.4°C) to 48°F (8.9°C), while the nights are below freezing between 21°F (-6.1°C) to 31°F (-0.6°C). March is rainy to the tune of 4" (102mm) to 6" (152mm), with wetter conditions in the southeast. The snowfall registers between 5" (127mm) to 15" (381mm) in many places and provides grounds for snow activities in early spring. The icy Nashoba Valley attracts snow lovers incessantly. Maple sugaring season begins in March, which also sees an uptick in fishing and kayaking activities. The roads and trails form a combination of white, black, brown, and occasionally green colors. The mixing of severely cold air from the Arctic, the warm and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico, and the cold air from the North Atlantic shores bring unpredictable weather and frequent storms. March asks for layered clothing in Massachusetts to withstand the chilly conditions.