Average Precipitation in US Cities During March





The tables below give monthly averages for precipitation during March at the largest cities in the United States.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month along with information on the number of days with wet weather. The count of days includes those when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

March averages for total precipitation by city
Days City Inches Milli­metres
10 Atlanta, Georgia 4.8 122
9 Austin, Texas 2.8 70
10 Baltimore, Maryland 3.9 99
10 Birmingham, Alabama 5.2 133
12 Boston, Massachusetts 4.3 110
15 Buffalo, New York 2.9 73
10 Charlotte, North Carolina 4.0 102
11 Chicago, Illinois 2.5 64
12 Cincinnati, Ohio 3.9 99
14 Cleveland, Ohio 2.9 74
13 Columbus, Ohio 3.0 77
8 Dallas, Texas 3.5 89
7 Denver, Colorado 1.3 32
12 Detroit, Michigan 2.3 58
12 Hartford, Connecticut 3.6 92
9 Houston, Texas 3.4 87
12 Indianapolis, Indiana 3.6 90
Days City Inches Milli­metres
8 Jacksonville, Florida 4.0 100
8 Kansas City, Missouri 2.2 55
3 Las Vegas, Nevada 0.4 11
6 Los Angeles, California 1.9 47
12 Louisville, Kentucky 4.2 106
11 Memphis, Tennessee 5.2 131
7 Miami, Florida 3.0 76
11 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2.3 58
9 Minneapolis, Minnesota 1.9 48
11 Nashville, Tennessee 4.1 104
8 New Orleans, Louisiana 4.6 116
11 New York, New York 4.4 111
8 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 3.1 78
7 Orlando, Florida 3.8 96
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3.8 96
4 Phoenix, Arizona 1.1 27
14 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3.0 75
Days City Inches Milli­metres
19 Portland, Oregon 4.5 114
12 Providence, Rhode Island 5.0 127
9 Raleigh, North Carolina 4.3 109
10 Richmond, Virginia 4.0 103
5 Riverside, California 1.7 42
15 Rochester, New York 2.5 64
9 Sacramento, California 2.8 70
10 Salt Lake City, Utah 1.8 45
9 San Antonio, Texas 2.3 59
7 San Diego, California 1.8 46
11 San Francisco, California 3.0 75
9 San Jose, California 2.5 65
17 Seattle, Washington 3.9 98
10 St. Louis, Missouri 3.3 84
7 Tampa, Florida 3.0 77
11 Virginia Beach, Virginia 3.7 93
11 Washington, DC 3.5 88
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

US City Precipitation
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