March weather forecast
Lead, SD

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cold month in Lead, South Dakota, with temperature in the range of an average high of 42.4°F (5.8°C) and an average low of 26.6°F (-3°C).

Temperature

In Lead, the average high-temperature increases, from a freezing cold 30.4°F (-0.9°C) in February, to a cold 42.4°F (5.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Lead, is 26.6°F (-3°C).

Humidity

In Lead, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In Lead, in March, it is raining for 7.4 days, with typically 1.06" (27mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Lead, South Dakota, during the entire year, the rain falls for 96.1 days and collects up to 14.02" (356mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Lead are January through June, September through December. In Lead, in March, snow falls for 10 days, with typically accumulated 5" (127mm) of snow. In Lead, during the entire year, snow falls for 66.6 days, and aggregates up to 34.53" (877mm) of snow.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 7.6h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. 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 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Lead?

In Lead, the average relative humidity in March is 74%.

How many days does it rain in March in Lead?

In Lead, South Dakota, in March, it is raining for 7.4 days, with typically 1.06" (27mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Lead?

In Lead, South Dakota, during March, snow falls for 10 days and regularly aggregates up to 5" (127mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Lead have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Lead have in March?

In Lead, South Dakota, the average sunshine in March is 7.6h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Lead?

Months with the lowest UV index in Lead, South Dakota, are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in March in Lead?

In Lead, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Lead, SD

Average temperature in March - Lead, SD
  • Average high temperature in March: 5.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (27.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (-1.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-9.2°C).

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Average pressure in March
Lead, SD

Average pressure in March - Lead, SD
  • Average pressure in March: 1016.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1020.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1010.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Lead, SD

Average wind speed in March - Lead, SD
  • Average wind speed in March: 14.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (16km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (12.3km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Lead, SD

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

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (79%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are August and September (51%).

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Average rainfall in March
Lead, SD

Average rainfall in March - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall in March: 27mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (49mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (14mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Lead, SD

Average rainfall days in March - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (14.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (2.7 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Lead, SD

Average snowfall in March - Lead, SD
  • Average snowfall in March: 127mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (166mm).
The months with the least snowfall are July and August (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
Lead, SD

Average snowfall days in March - Lead, SD
  • Average snowfall days in March: 10 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (11.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Lead, SD

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.6h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 11.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5.9h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Lead, SD

Average sunshine days in March - Lead, SD
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Lead, SD

Average UV index in March - Lead, SD
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Lead, SD

Average cloud cover in March - Lead, SD
  • Average cloud cover in March: 38

The months with the most cloud cover are February and April (Cloud cover 40).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 16).

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Average visibility in March
Lead, SD

Average visibility in March - Lead, SD
  • Average visibility in March: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are June, July, August and September (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (8km).

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