Salt Lake City Weather in March
March sees an easing of winter weather at Salt Lake City, Utah. Every day warms to above freezing and severely cold temperatures are not expected now.
This page gives detailed information on the typical March weather for Salt Lake City.
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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Salt Lake City International Airport, located a few miles northwest of the city's center.
|54 °F||March average high||12 °C|
|34 °F||March average low||1 °C|
In most years, Salt Lake City averages a daily maximum temperature for March that's between 51 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 14 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 31 and 36 °F (0 to 2 °C).
The days at Salt Lake City warm steadily during March. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 9 °F (5 °C) above what it was at the start.
|20 days||50 °F max. or more (10 °C)|
|12 days||32 °F min. or less (0 °C)|
The temperature rises nearly every day in March to over 40 °F (4 °C) at Salt Lake City. The city averages 8 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 60s °F (over 16 °C).
The temperature dips to 20 °F (-8 °C) or below on just 1 night, on average. But March does not normally get as cold as 10 °F (-12 °C).
|1.8 in||total precipitation||45 mm|
|10 days||of rain or snowfall|
Half the time, Salt Lake City receives 1.1 to 2.4 inches (28 to 60 mm) of precipitation in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|6.5 in||total snowfall||16.5 cm|
|4 days||with new snow|
March's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Salt Lake City. Between 3 and 10 inches (8 to 26 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.
Salt Lake City typically has at least an inch (2.5 cm) of snow accumulated on the ground for 3 days this month.
|7 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Salt Lake City during 64 percent of daylight hours on average in March, for a total of 237 hours in the month. Typically on 7 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in March at Salt Lake City lasts for 11 hours and 58 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 18 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 12:39 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|60 %||March average humidity|
The relative humidity in Salt Lake City during March usually peaks at 70 percent in the morning then drops to 46 percent in the afternoon.
|Local Time||2 am||5 am||8 am||11 am||2 pm||5 pm||8 pm||11 pm|
|9.3 mph||March wind speed average||15.0 kph|
March is a little windier than most other months in Salt Lake City.
|2 days||snowfall of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more|
|2 days||with thunderstorms in March|
Salt Lake City has a storm about once a decade in March that leaves 5 inches (13 cm) or more of snow. Blizzards that dump over 10 inches (25 cm) of snow are not expected here this month.
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.