March weather forecast
Ames, IA

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a frosty month in Ames, Iowa, with temperature in the range of an average high of 45.7°F (7.6°C) and an average low of 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature increases considerably from a freezing cold 30.6°F (-0.8°C) in February to a frosty 45.7°F (7.6°C). In Ames, Iowa, in March, the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Ames, during March, the rain falls for 10.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.69" (43mm) of precipitation. In Ames, during the entire year, the rain falls for 130.6 days and collects up to 27.48" (698mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Ames, Iowa, are January through May, October through December. In Ames, Iowa, during March, snow falls for 4.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.69" (43mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Ames, there are 36.2 snowfall days, and 15.43" (392mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Ames is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 6:04 pm CST. On the last day of March, in Ames, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:38 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 Ames, Iowa, is 5.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Ames?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Ames, is 45.7°F (7.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Ames?

In March, the average relative humidity is 76%.

How many days does it rain in March in Ames?

In March, in Ames, Iowa, the rain falls for 10.3 days. Throughout March, 1.69" (43mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Ames?

In Ames, during March, snow falls for 4.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.69" (43mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Ames have in March?

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

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Ames?

On the first day of March in Ames, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 6:04 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:38 pm CDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, 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 Ames have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration is 5.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Ames?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Ames is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Ames, IA

Average temperature in March - Ames, IA
  • Average high temperature in March: 45.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 31.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.5°F).

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Average pressure in March
Ames, IA

Average pressure in March - Ames, IA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.07"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Ames, IA

Average wind speed in March - Ames, IA
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7.1mph).

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Average humidity in March
Ames, IA

Average humidity in March - Ames, IA
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in March
Ames, IA

Average rainfall in March - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.69"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (4.09").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.94").

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Average rainfall days in March
Ames, IA

Average rainfall days in March - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 10.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.3 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Ames, IA

Average snowfall in March - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.69"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (4.06").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Ames, IA

Average snowfall days in March - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.1 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
Ames, IA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Ames, IA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 11min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Ames, IA

Average sunshine days in March - Ames, IA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (10.4 days).

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Average UV index in March
Ames, IA

Average UV index in March - Ames, IA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Ames, IA

Average cloud cover in March - Ames, IA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 57).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in March
Ames, IA

Average visibility in March - Ames, IA
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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