Denver Weather in March
March is the snowiest time of the year for Denver, Colorado. The city usually gets 5 inches (12 cm) or more of fresh snow for the month. But the month also often sees the last of severe winter weather.
This page gives detailed information on the typical March temperature, precipitation, snow, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Denver.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in the Denver community of Stapleton.
|54 °F||March average high||12 °C|
|26 °F||March average low||-3 °C|
In most years, Denver averages a daily maximum temperature for March that's between 50 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 14 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 24 and 29 °F (-5 to -2 °C).
The days at Denver start to warm more rapidly during March. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 8 °F (4 °C) above what it was at the start.
|11 days||60 °F max. or more (16 °C)|
|24 days||32 °F min. or less (0 °C)|
Nearly every day in March warms to over 40 °F (4 °C) in Denver. The city averages 3 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). Temperatures above 80 °F (26 °C) happen every few years. Typically on 2 days the mercury remains below freezing for the entire day.
At night, the thermometer dips to 20 °F (-8 °C) or below on 6 days. About once a decade, a night in March gets as cold as 0 °F (-18 °C).
|1.3 in||total precipitation||32 mm|
|7 days||of rain or snowfall|
Half the time, Denver receives 0.6 to 1.4 inches (14 to 35 mm) of precipitation in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|10.7 in||total snowfall||27.2 cm|
|6 days||with new snow|
March's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Denver. Between 5 and 14 inches (12 to 34 cm) of fresh snow arrives in half the years. Less new snow lands in one out of four Marches, while another twenty-five percent are snowier.
Denver typically has at least an inch (2.5 cm) of snow on the ground for 4 days this month.
|8 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Denver during 69 percent of daylight hours on average in March, for a total of 256 hours in the month. Typically on 8 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in March at Denver lasts for 11 hours and 58 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 12:38 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|54 %||March average humidity|
The relative humidity in Denver during March usually peaks at 68 percent in the morning then drops to 37 percent by early afternoon.
|Local Time||2 am||5 am||8 am||11 am||2 pm||5 pm||8 pm||11 pm|
|9.6 mph||March wind speed average||15.4 kph|
March is a little windier than most other months in Denver.
|3 days||snowfall of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more|
|0 days||with thunderstorms in March|
March is the month when Denver most often has large snowfalls. About once a decade, a March snowstorm blankets Denver with ten inches (25 cm) or more of snow in one day.
Every few years, a thunderstorm passes through Denver in March.
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.