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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

March averages for total precipitation by city
Days City Inches Milli­metres
11 Atlanta, Georgia 4.7 119
9 Austin, Texas 2.9 73
11 Baltimore, Maryland 4.0 102
11 Birmingham, Alabama 5.7 144
12 Boston, Massachusetts 4.2 106
15 Buffalo, New York 2.9 73
10 Charlotte, North Carolina 4.0 100
11 Chicago, Illinois 2.7 68
13 Cincinnati, Ohio 4.2 106
15 Cleveland, Ohio 3.1 78
13 Columbus, Ohio 3.6 92
8 Dallas, Texas 3.5 88
7 Denver, Colorado 1.1 28
11 Detroit, Michigan 2.4 62
11 Hartford, Connecticut 3.8 97
8 Houston, Texas 3.3 83
12 Indianapolis, Indiana 3.7 94
Days City Inches Milli­metres
8 Jacksonville, Florida 3.1 80
10 Kansas City, Missouri 2.4 60
3 Las Vegas, Nevada 0.4 11
5 Los Angeles, California 2.2 57
12 Louisville, Kentucky 4.6 117
12 Memphis, Tennessee 5.7 146
6 Miami, Florida 2.5 62
11 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2.2 56
9 Minneapolis, Minnesota 1.7 43
12 Nashville, Tennessee 4.5 115
8 New Orleans, Louisiana 4.4 111
11 New York, New York 4.3 109
7 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2.6 65
7 Orlando, Florida 2.7 70
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4.0 101
3 Phoenix, Arizona 0.8 21
14 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3.2 80
Days City Inches Milli­metres
19 Portland, Oregon 4.7 118
12 Providence, Rhode Island 4.9 124
11 Raleigh, North Carolina 4.1 104
11 Richmond, Virginia 4.0 102
5 Riverside, California 1.2 31
15 Rochester, New York 2.5 63
9 Sacramento, California 2.8 72
9 Salt Lake City, Utah 1.8 44
9 San Antonio, Texas 2.3 59
6 San Diego, California 1.5 37
11 San Francisco, California 3.2 80
9 San Jose, California 2.1 53
17 Seattle, Washington 4.2 106
11 St. Louis, Missouri 3.5 89
6 Tampa, Florida 2.5 64
11 Virginia Beach, Virginia 3.7 94
11 Washington, DC 3.5 89
Reference

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

US City Precipitation
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