March weather forecast
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

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The Black Hills on Mount Rushmore Memorial National Park in South Dakota
The Black Hills on Mount Rushmore Memorial National Park in South Dakota

Weather in March

In a departure from the preceding months, March witnesses a rise in average temperatures from 36.7°F (2.6°C) to 43.2°F (6.2°C). It also enjoys longer daylight, allowing visitors to have extended hours for exploration. Precipitation takes a different turn, with rainfall reaching 1.2" (30mm) and snowfall tallying 10.4" (264mm) - the highest of the year. Although, the weather remains chilly, it paves the way for a gradual warming trend which continues into the following months. Despite fluctuating weather conditions, March signifies the onset of spring and the increase in daylight and temperatures welcomes more visitors compared to the previous months.

Temperature

Mount Rushmore National Memorial's transition into March is marked by a minor temperature shift, moving from a wintry 36.7°F (2.6°C) in February to a frosty 43.2°F (6.2°C). Mount Rushmore National Memorial in March anticipates an average nighttime temperature of 24.6°F (-4.1°C).

Rainfall

In Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in March, during 6.3 rainfall days, 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Mount Rushmore National Memorial, during the entire year, the rain falls for 91.5 days and collects up to 21.57" (548mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, September through December. In Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, in March, snow falls for 3.9 days, with typically accumulated 10.39" (264mm) of snow. In Mount Rushmore National Memorial, during the entire year, snow falls for 23.1 days and aggregates up to 52.4" (1331mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March in Mount Rushmore National Memorial, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:42 pm MST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:35 am and sunset at 7:20 pm MDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from MDT to MST.
Resources | Updated: Feb 14, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas

Frequently asked questions

How cold does it get in Mount Rushmore National Memorial in March?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature in Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, during March are 43.2°F (6.2°C) and 24.6°F (-4.1°C) respectively.

How many days does it rain in March in Mount Rushmore National Memorial?

In March, the rain falls for 6.3 days. Throughout March, 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Mount Rushmore National Memorial?

In Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in March, snow falls for 3.9 days, with typically accumulated 10.39" (264mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in March in Mount Rushmore National Memorial?

The average day length in March is 11h and 58min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Mount Rushmore National Memorial?

On the first day of March in Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:42 pm MST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:35 am and sunset at 7:20 pm MDT.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in March in Mount Rushmore National Memorial?

On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. DST ends Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am.
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Average snowfall days
Average daylight

Average temperature in March
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

Average temperature in March - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Average high temperature in March: 43.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (35.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 24.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (58.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (18.1°F).

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Average rainfall in March
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

Average rainfall in March - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (4.2").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and December (0.4").

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Average rainfall days in March
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

Average rainfall days in March - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Average rainfall days in March: 6.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (12.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (4.2 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

Average snowfall in March - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Average snowfall in March: 10.4"

The month with the highest snowfall is April (10.8").
The months with the least snowfall are July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

Average snowfall days in March - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3.9 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and March (3.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in March
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

Average daylight in March - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 0min).

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