Washington DC - Recent March Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the March weather in Washington DC was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives March data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot or cold days occurred each March. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Washington had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Reagan National Airport near downtown Washington.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

March temperature averages by year in Washington
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
52 35 2018 11 2
57 38 2017 14 3
63 44 2016 17 7
55 36 2015 13 2
52 34 2014 11 1
52 36 2013 11 2
66 47 2012 19 8
54 37 2011 12 3
60 43 2010 15 6
Number of days in March when the temperature in Washington dropped to 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
8 2018 2
12 2017 6
3 2016 10
8 2015 3
16 2014 3
7 2013 0
2 2012 14
7 2011 2
0 2010 6

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Washington during March in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation for March in Washington
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
9 2018 1.9 49
14 2017 3.2 81
11 2016 1.2 29
12 2015 4.0 103
10 2014 4.3 108
8 2013 2.8 71
11 2012 1.0 26
13 2011 4.4 112
12 2010 3.6 90

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Washington for March and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
1 2018 4.5 11
1 2017 2.0 5
0 2016 0.3 1
1 2015 4.9 12
4 2014 12.7 32
1 2013 1.6 4
0 2012 0.0 0
0 2011 0.2 1
0 2010 0.0 0
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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