March weather forecast
Madison, SD

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a wintry month in Madison, South Dakota, with temperature in the range of an average low of 26.1°F (-3.3°C) and an average high of 41°F (5°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature increases considerably from a subzero cold 25.5°F (-3.6°C) in February to a cold 41°F (5°C). The average low-temperature, in March, is 26.1°F (-3.3°C).

Humidity

In Madison, the average relative humidity in March is 80%.

Rainfall

In Madison, it is raining for 8 days, with typically 1.3" (33mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Madison, during the entire year, the rain falls for 111.2 days and collects up to 21.14" (537mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In March, in Madison, it is snowing for 8.2 days. Throughout March, 2.95" (75mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Madison, there are 49.4 snowfall days, and 20.04" (509mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:04 am and sunset at 6:16 pm CST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 7:10 am and sunset at 7:54 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

In March, the average sunshine in Madison is 5.8h.

UV index

In Madison, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Madison?

In Madison, the average relative humidity in March is 80%.

How many days does it rain in March in Madison?

In Madison, during March, the rain falls for 8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.3" (33mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Madison?

In Madison, South Dakota, during March, snow falls for 8.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.95" (75mm) of snow.

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

In Madison, South Dakota, the average day length in March is 11h and 58min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Madison?

On the first day of March in Madison, South Dakota, sunrise is at 7:04 am and sunset at 6:16 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:10 am and sunset at 7:54 pm CDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Madison, South Dakota, 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 Madison have in March?

In Madison, South Dakota, the average sunshine duration in March is 5.8h.

How high is the UV index in March in Madison?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Madison is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Madison, SD

Average temperature in March - Madison, SD
  • Average high temperature in March: 41°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (22.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 26.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (62.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (8.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
Madison, SD

Average pressure in March - Madison, SD
  • Average pressure in March: 30.07"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.85"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Madison, SD

Average wind speed in March - Madison, SD
  • Average wind speed in March: 11mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.6mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (8.6mph).

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Average humidity in March
Madison, SD

Average humidity in March - Madison, SD
  • Average humidity in March: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (67%).

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Average rainfall in March
Madison, SD

Average rainfall in March - Madison, SD
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.3"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (3.23").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (0.59").

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Average rainfall days in March
Madison, SD

Average rainfall days in March - Madison, SD
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (18.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1.6 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Madison, SD

Average snowfall in March - Madison, SD
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.95"

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

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Average snowfall days in March
Madison, SD

Average snowfall days in March - Madison, SD
  • Average snowfall days in March: 8.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (11.3 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
Madison, SD

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Madison, SD
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 26min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 58min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Madison, SD

Average sunshine days in March - Madison, SD
  • Average sunshine days in March: 15.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (22.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.5 days).

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Average UV index in March
Madison, SD

Average UV index in March - Madison, SD
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Madison, SD

Average cloud cover in March - Madison, SD
  • Average cloud cover in March: 53

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 60).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in March
Madison, SD

Average visibility in March - Madison, SD
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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