March weather forecast
Hood River, OR

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A red barn house in a farm field among scenic trees at the foot of a mountain with snowy peaks in Hood River, Oregon
A red barn house in a farm field among scenic trees at the foot of a mountain with snowy peaks in Hood River, Oregon

Weather in March

March, being a transitional month, moves from the cold of winter to the freshness of spring. This movement markedly affects the overall weather conditions. Hood River starts to thaw as it prepares to welcome the warmth of April. The daylight hours increase and there's a relative decrease in rainfall from the previous month. March records a drop in snowfall, from 4.76" (121mm) in February down to 1.42" (36mm), signifying an end to the snowy season.

Temperature

Hood River's shift into March sets the average high-temperature at a chilly 44.2°F (6.8°C), a figure that deviates only slightly from February's 39°F (3.9°C). Hood River observes an average low-temperature of 30.6°F (-0.8°C) during March.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 85%.

Rainfall

In Hood River, in March, it is raining for 20 days, with typically 3.58" (91mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 159.7 rainfall days, and 31.42" (798mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall in Hood River. March is the last month it regularly snows. During 2.8 snowfall days, in March, Hood River aggregates 1.42" (36mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 15.1 snowfall days, and 14.33" (364mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Hood River, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:42 am and sunset at 5:53 pm PST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:33 pm PDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from PDT to PST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 5.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translates into the following recommendations:
Unlike children, who always need sun protection, most individuals can remain in the sun for up to an hour without getting burnt. The Sun is at its harshest during midday; protect yourself by staying in shaded areas and minimizing exposure. Using UVA and UVB-protective sunglasses and sun-protective clothing is effective against UV radiation. Be vigilant! The reflective nature of snow can increase the Sun's UV radiation nearly twofold.

Frequently asked questions

Is March cold?

During March, Hood River experiences an average high-temperature of 44.2°F (6.8°C) and a low-temperature of 30.6°F (-0.8°C).

What is the average humidity in March?

The average relative humidity in March is 85%.

How many days does it rain in March?

In March, the rain falls for 20 days. Throughout March, 3.58" (91mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows?

March is the last month it regularly snows. During 2.8 snowfall days, in March, Hood River aggregates 1.42" (36mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Hood River have in March?

In March, the average day length is 11h and 58min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:42 am and sunset at 5:53 pm PST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:33 pm PDT.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in March?

In Hood River, the average sunshine duration in March is 5.5h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Hood River?

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Hood River, OR

Average temperature in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average high temperature in March: 44.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (78.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (36°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 30.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (51.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (27°F).

Average pressure in March
Hood River, OR

Average pressure in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average pressure in March: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is August (29.97"Hg).

Average wind speed in March
Hood River, OR

Average wind speed in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average wind speed in March: 5.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (6.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (4.8mph).

Average humidity in March
Hood River, OR

Average humidity in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average humidity in March: 85%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (59%).

Average rainfall in March
Hood River, OR

Average rainfall in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.58"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (5.67").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0.28").

Average rainfall days in March
Hood River, OR

Average rainfall days in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average rainfall days in March: 20 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (4.2 days).

Average snowfall in March
Hood River, OR

Average snowfall in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.42"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.76").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in March
Hood River, OR

Average snowfall days in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (4.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Hood River, OR

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

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

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 3min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

Average sunshine days in March
Hood River, OR

Average sunshine days in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average sunshine days in March: 8.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (25.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (8.4 days).

Average UV index in March
Hood River, OR

Average UV index in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and November (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in March
Hood River, OR

Average cloud cover in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average cloud cover in March: 59

The months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 64).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 17).

Average visibility in March
Hood River, OR

Average visibility in March - Hood River, OR
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August and September (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February and December (4mi).

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