Average Precipitation for Illinois in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March at cities in Illinois.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Chicago Area, Northern Illinois, Central Illinois and Southern Illinois.

Chicago Area

Average monthly precipitation in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Aurora 2.4 60
10 Chicago Botanical Garden 2.3 57
11 Chicago Midway Airport 2.7 68
11 Chicago O'Hare Airport 2.5 62
10 Elgin 2.4 60
10 Joliet 2.3 58
9 Rochelle 2.3 58

Northern Illinois

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 DeKalb 2.2 57
7 Dixon 2.6 67
9 Freeport 2.2 55
10 Moline 2.6 67
11 Rockford 2.4 61
11 Waukegan 2.2 56

Central Illinois

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Alton 3.5 88
8 Bloomington 2.7 69
10 Cahokia 3.6 90
11 Champaign 2.8 70
11 Charleston 3.1 79
11 Danville 3.2 82
10 Decatur 2.6 67
9 Kankakee 2.5 63
9 Ottawa 2.3 58
11 Peoria 2.7 68
10 Quincy 2.3 58
11 Springfield 2.8 70

Southern Illinois

Precipitation totals for March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Belleville 3.4 87
12 Carbondale 4.5 115
11 Mt Vernon 4.0 102
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Illinois Precipitation
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