March is a cold month as the spring season tries to gain a footing in Vermont. The average high temperatures are 30°F (-1.1°C) to 40°F (4.4°C), while average low temperatures are in the cold range of 15°F (-9.4°C) to 25°F (-3.9°C). It is icy and cold along with a degree of dampness, as rain registers 3" (76mm) in the state - Southern Vermont is a little rainier than the northern part. Snow is plenty as the state records 15" (381mm) to 17" (432mm) in the majority of its regions. However, the snowpack is not as thick as during the winter months, and by mid-spring, the snow starts to melt everywhere. Saint Johnsbury in the north, on the junction of state highways 2 and 5, averages between 19°F (-7.2°C) to 41°F (5°C), while Readsboro in the extreme south is between 21°F (-6.1°C) to 40°F (4.4°C) - Vermont is a small state, which has temperature variations based on altitude rather than location. March is mostly like the tail of winter rather than the arrival of spring.