March weather forecast
Pierre, SD

The Capitol Dome building in Pierre, South Dakota, set in a beautiful tree park
The Capitol Dome building in Pierre, South Dakota, set in a beautiful tree park

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Pierre, is a frosty month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 44.1°F (6.7°C) and 28.8°F (-1.8°C).

Temperature

In Pierre, the average high-temperature in March significantly increases from a subzero cold 28.8°F (-1.8°C) in February to a frosty 44.1°F (6.7°C). The average low-temperature, in Pierre, is 28.8°F (-1.8°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In March, in Pierre, the rain falls for 7.3 days. Throughout March, 0.94" (24mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Pierre, during the entire year, the rain falls for 98.5 days and collects up to 13.7" (348mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Pierre, in March, snow falls for 5.2 days, with typically accumulated 2.13" (54mm) of snow. In Pierre, during the entire year, snow falls for 41.4 days and aggregates up to 13.07" (332mm) of snow.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:18 am and sunset at 6:29 pm CST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 8:07 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March in Pierre is 6.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Pierre, South Dakota, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 temperature in March in Pierre?

In Pierre, South Dakota, in March, the average high-temperature is 44.1°F (6.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 28.8°F (-1.8°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Pierre?

In Pierre, South Dakota, the average relative humidity in March is 74%.

How much does it rain in Pierre in March?

In March, the rain falls for 7.3 days. Throughout March, 0.94" (24mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Pierre?

In Pierre, in March, snow falls for 5.2 days, with typically accumulated 2.13" (54mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Pierre have in March?

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

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Pierre?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:18 am and sunset at 6:29 pm CST. On the last day of the month, in Pierre, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 8:07 pm CDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Pierre, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. DST ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Pierre have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration is 6.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Pierre?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Pierre is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Pierre, SD

Average temperature in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average high temperature in March: 44.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (88.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 28.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (67.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12.6°F).

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Average pressure in March
Pierre, SD

Average pressure in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average pressure in March: 30.05"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.84"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Pierre, SD

Average wind speed in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.9mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are February and August (9.9mph).

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Average humidity in March
Pierre, SD

Average humidity in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are August and September (52%).

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Average rainfall in March
Pierre, SD

Average rainfall in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.94"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.24").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.35").

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Average rainfall days in March
Pierre, SD

Average rainfall days in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (14.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.4 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Pierre, SD

Average snowfall in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.13"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.66").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Pierre, SD

Average snowfall days in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average snowfall days in March: 5.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (10 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
Pierre, SD

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 29min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 55min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h and 36min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Pierre, SD

Average sunshine days in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average sunshine days in March: 18.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (13.7 days).

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Average UV index in March
Pierre, SD

Average UV index in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are February and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Pierre, SD

Average cloud cover in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average cloud cover in March: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 50).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 19).

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Average visibility in March
Pierre, SD

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

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

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