March weather forecast
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels
The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a wintry month in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with average temperature varying between 34.7°F (1.5°C) and 18°F (-7.8°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature in Sault Ste. Marie marginally rises, from a subzero cold 25.9°F (-3.4°C) in February, to a wintry 34.7°F (1.5°C). In March, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average low-temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C).

Rainfall

In Sault Ste. Marie, in March, during 12.3 rainfall days, 1.95" (49.5mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Sault Ste. Marie, during the entire year, the rain falls for 162.9 days and collects up to 32.94" (836.8mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Sault Ste. Marie are January through May, October through December. In March, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, it is snowing for 10.1 days. Throughout March, 13.4" (340.4mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 79.2 snowfall days, and 120.4" (3058.1mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

February through April, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Sault Ste. Marie is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Sault Ste. Marie is 6.7h.

UV index

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

How many days does it rain in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, in March, it is raining for 12.3 days, with typically 1.95" (49.5mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Sault Ste. Marie in March?

In Sault Ste. Marie, during March, snow falls for 10.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 13.4" (340.4mm) of snow.

When is the ocean coldest in Sault Ste. Marie?

Through and April, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C).

What is the water temperature in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average seawater temperature in March is 35.6°F (2°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the average length of the day in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In March, the average length of the day is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average sunshine in March is 6.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average temperature in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average high temperature in March: 1.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (24.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -7.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (12.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-13.6°C).

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Average rainfall in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall in March: 49.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (97mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (34mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall days in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (18.8 days).
The months with the least rainy days are April and August (10.9 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall in March: 340.4mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (850.9mm).
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall days in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average sea temperature in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average sea temperature in March: 2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (15°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (2°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.7h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 2.3h).

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Average UV index in March
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average UV index in March - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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