March is cold in Oregon as the state tries to free itself from the clutches of the winter. The icy roads thaw steadily under the influence of the warm sunshine. The average temperatures across the state range from a freezing 19°F (-7.2°C) in the Cascades to a warm 57°F (13.9°C) along the coastal regions. Day highs in Pendleton in the northeast reach 55°F (12.8°C), while nightly lows at Lakeview in the Cascade Mountains drop to a chilly 27°F (-2.8°C). Cold fronts are frequent during the early part of spring as frost fingers linger on the windows and roofs of buildings. March sees plenty of rain to the tune of 8" (203mm) to 10" (254mm) in the coastal towns and cities, while the central and eastern regions remain relatively dry. Snowfall is absent in the Willamette Valley, but the mountains register plenty of snow. Many places across the state record at least 10 to 12 sunny days in the month. Dress in layers in the mountains, and carry an umbrella or rain jacket in coastal regions of Oregon in March.