March weather forecast
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels
The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels

Weather in March

March signifies the onset of spring in Sault Ste. Marie as temperatures start to increase. This period, while still cold, experiences less snowfall and slightly longer daylight hours. With snowfall down to 13.4" (340mm), winter slowly recedes, leaving behind remnants of its chilly grip. The rise in temperatures and longer days further inspire springtime activities. As the month ends, the city looks forward in anticipation of more sunshine and less snow.

Temperature

As Sault Ste. Marie welcomes March, the average high-temperature sees a modest rise, transitioning from a freezing cold 25.9°F (-3.4°C) in February to a wintry 34.7°F (1.5°C). During March, the nighttime temperature in Sault Ste. Marie averages of 18°F (-7.8°C).

Rainfall

In March, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the rain falls for 12.3 days. Throughout March, 1.97" (50mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 162.9 rainfall days, and 32.95" (837mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are January through May, October through December. In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, during March, snow falls for 10.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 13.39" (340mm) of snow. In Sault Ste. Marie, during the entire year, snow falls for 79.2 days and aggregates up to 120.39" (3058mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

The months with the coldest seawater in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are February through April, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C).
Note: In swimming situations, the extreme cold and danger can lead to fatality. Without the protection of insulated waterproof gear, hypothermia takes effect quickly.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Sault Ste. Marie is 11h and 57min.
On the first day of March in Sault Ste. Marie, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 6:23 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 8:05 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average sunshine in March is 6.7h.

UV index

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In March, a regular UV index of 3 translates into these guidelines:
Undertake precautions - Guarding against sun damage is counselled. The mid-day Sun emits the most powerful UV radiation, so seek shade and minimize exposure. Employ a hat with a wide brim for robust protection, cutting UV exposure by half. Be on the lookout! Nearly twofold UV radiation from the Sun can be reflected by snow.
Updated: Feb 12, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | Resources

Frequently asked questions

How cold is March in Sault Ste. Marie?

Sault Ste. Marie in March has an average high-temperature of 34.7°F (1.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 18°F (-7.8°C).

How much does it rain in Sault Ste. Marie in March?

In March, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the rain falls for 12.3 days. Throughout March, 1.97" (50mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Sault Ste. Marie in March?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, during March, snow falls for 10.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 13.39" (340mm) of snow.

What months are the ocean coldest in Sault Ste. Marie?

The months with the coldest seawater in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are February through April, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C).

How cold is the water in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, in March, the average water temperature is 35.6°F (2°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the average length of the day in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In March, the average day length is 11h and 57min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 6:23 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in Sault Ste. Marie, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 8:05 pm EDT.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Sault Ste. Marie have in March?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average sunshine duration in March is 6.7h.

How high is the UV index in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average temperature in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average high temperature in March: 34.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 17.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (54.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7.6°F).

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Average rainfall in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall in March: 2"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are September and October (3.8").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (1.3").

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Average rainfall days in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall days in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (18.8 days).
The months with the least rainy days are April and August (10.9 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall in March: 13.4"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (33.5").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall days in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average sea temperature in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average sea temperature in March: 36°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (59°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (36°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 2h and 18min).

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Average UV index in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average UV index in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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