Lead
South Dakota, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Lead, SD

The first month of the spring, March, is a chilly month in Lead, South Dakota, with average temperature ranging between min 23°F (-5°C) and max 43°F (6.1°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a wintry 37°F (2.8°C) in February, to a frosty 43°F (6.1°C). The average low-temperature, in Lead, is 23°F (-5°C).

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout March, 2.6" (65.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 105 rainfall days, and 30.6" (776mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Lead, South Dakota, are January through June, September through December. The month with the most snowfall in Lead is March when 25.6" (650.2mm) of snow is typically aggregated.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Lead is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Lead?

In Lead, South Dakota, in March, the average high-temperature is 43°F (6.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 23°F (-5°C).

How much does it rain in Lead in March?

In March, in Lead, South Dakota, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout March, 2.6" (65.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Lead in March?

Throughout March, in Lead, 25.6" (650.2mm) of snow is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Lead?

The month with the most snowfall is March when 25.6" (650.2mm) of snow is typically aggregated.

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

In Lead, South Dakota, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Lead?

In March, the average sunshine is 8h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Lead?

In Lead, South Dakota, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Lead, SD
  • Average high temperature in March: 6.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (26.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (13.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (-8.9°C).

Average rainfall in March - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall in March: 65.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (117.9mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (34mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and June (12 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are October and November (6 days).

Average snowfall in March - Lead, SD
  • Average snowfall in March: 650.2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (650.2mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are July and August (0mm).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Lead, SD
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in March - Lead, SD
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).