March 2012 - A Look Ahead

The tables below consist of monthly normal for March as well as daily extremes and what happened last year.

 
Aberdeen
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
40
19.8
29.9
1.16
7.3
Last Year
29.5
12.7
21.1
1.19
9.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
86
 31 – 1946
45
20th,31st
Record Low
- 32
 08 – 1995
-14
2nd
Precipitation
3.05
 19 – 1982
0.41
22nd
Snowfall
18.0
 19 – 1982
4.6
8th
 The normal temperature on the 1st is 33 for the high and 13 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 48 for the high and 26 for the low.

Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:11 AM with a sunset at 6:22 PM CST.

Sunrise on the 31th is at 6:15 AM with a sunset at 7:01 PM CST.

 
Pierre
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
45.4
23.5
34.4
1.21
6.2
Last Year
35.6
18.6
27.1
0.81
8.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
87
 27 – 1988
66
16th
Record Low
- 19
 11 – 1998
-9
2nd
Precipitation
1.74
 19 – 1922
0.25
8th
Snowfall
13.5
 24 – 1937
2.8
8th
The normal temperature on the 1st is 39 for the high and 18 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 52 for the high and 29 for the low.
 

Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:18 AM with a sunset at 6:30 PM CST.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 6:23 AM with a sunset at 7:08 PM CST.

 
Mobridge
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
41.9
21.2
31.6
0.77
5.9
Last Year
30.5
14.0
22.2
1.41
13.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
85
 20 – 1911
51
19th,20th
Record Low
- 26
 01 – 1919
-10
1st, 2nd
Precipitation
2.00
 22 – 1929
0.66
22nd
Snowfall
15.0
 04 – 1979
4.6
22nd
 The normal temperature on the 1st is 35 for the high and 15 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 49 for the high and 27 for the low.
 

Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:19 AM with a sunset at 6:29 PM CST.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 6:23 AM with a sunset at 7:09 PM CST.

 
Watertown
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
38.9
19.9
29.4
1.11
6.2
Last Year
28.9
14.4
21.6
1.81
5.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
82
 18 – 1921
43
16th
Record Low
- 27
 11 – 1948
-13
2nd
Precipitation
1.95
 29 – 1924
1.24
22nd
Snowfall
16.0
 24 – 1937
1.7
8th
 The normal temperature on the 1st is 32 for the high and 14 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 47 for the high and 26 for the low.
 

Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:05 AM with a sunset at 6:17 PM CST.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 6:10 AM with a sunset at 6:56 PM CST.

 
Sisseton
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
39.6
21.1
30.3
1.61
8.3
Last Year
29.4
13.5
21.4
1.57
10.9
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
82
 31 – 1963
50
16th, 17th
Record Low
- 29
 01 – 1962
-8
2nd
Precipitation
2.65
 26 – 1942
0.72
22nd
Snowfall
12.0
 01 – 2007
6.1
23rd

 The normal temperature on the 1st is 33 for the high and 15 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 48 for the high and 27 for the low.

 Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:06 AM with a sunset at 6:16 PM CST.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 6:09 AM with a sunset at 6:56 PM CST.

 

Climate Prediction Center’s One Month Outlook

Temperature Probability

Precipitation Probability

 

A Look back at March 2011

March 8th Snowfall Map
 

Rain and Snow Totals - March 22nd and 23rd

 
Phases of the Moon
Phase
Date
Full Moon
March 8th
Last Quarter
March 14th
New Moon
March 22nd
First Quarter
March 30th
 
 

Astronomy Happenings in March 2012

All five visible planets light up March 2012 evening sky

Mercury at its best, shining below Jupiter and Venus

Mars comes closest to Earth on March 5, 2012

2012 equinox: Sun rises due east and sets due west

 



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