March is a transition month for us as the season changes from winter to spring in just two weeks. We can experience all types of weather this time of year from rain to snow and even severe storms. This March we are already experiencing some of those wild swings.
The winter of 2017-18 has given us more snow than the previous year with December and January having a little over three inches each month and more than seven inches in February, which was well above average for that month. Temperatures were warmer than normal in December, but January and February were cooler than normal.
On average, March temperatures start warming up again with longer daylight hours. Average lows are in the upper 20s, and average highs in the low 50s. We can experience some decent precipitation in the month of March with average snowfall totaling a little more than four inches, and average rainfall just under two inches.
In the first week of March this year, we have enjoyed incredibly mild days with highs in the 60s but also below-average temperatures too. Plus, we’ve seen a combination of rain and even snow in the first few days of the month.
So what does the rest of the month look like? After a brief cool snap and light snow, temperatures are on their way back up again. On average, it appears we will experience warmer-than-normal temperatures through the end of the month.
As far as precipitation, we are right on the line of either being near normal or slightly wetter than normal. With rising temperatures, that means the chances for rain will be increasing, but we can’t rule out some snow mixing in from time to time.