long range weather Predictions for March 2017

March 2017 Weather Forecast

March 1, 2017
March 2017 Weather Forecast

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Here are March 2017 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Keep in mind that the forecasts presented below are based on “long range” predictions, which means that they were created many months ago to help gardeners, travelers, and weather watchers plan ahead.See how The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts the weather.

So, we would advise treating long range predictions as you might trends, giving you a general sense of typical weather and how much the season might deviate from normal. Weather patterns can shift by a week and unexpected dynamics can occur. Ever year is different! That said, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is traditionally 80% accurate, having predicted weather since George Washington’s days as president.


U.S. Forecasts for March 2017

Region 1: Northeast

Temp. 31° (3° below avg.); precip. 4” (1” above avg.). 1–6 Sunny, cold. 7–11 Snow, then rain, mild. 12–20 Periods of rain and snow, cold. 21–26 Showers, mild. 27–31 Wet snow, cold.


Region 2: Atlantic Corridor

Temp. 42° (2° below avg.); precip. 3” (1” below avg.). 1–4 Rain and snow showers, cold. 5–9 Rain and snow north, showers south. 10–17 A few showers, cool. 18–21 Sunny, cool. 22–28 Rainy periods, cool. 29–31 Rain and wet snow, chilly.


Region 3: Appalachians

Temp. 37° (3° below avg.); precip. 3.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–4 Snow showers north, sunny south. 5–10 Rainy periods, cool. 11–14 Sunny, cool. 15–21 Rain, then flurries, cold. 22–31 Rain and snow showers, cool.


Region 4: Southeast

Temp. 54° (1° below avg.); precip. 3.5” (1” below avg.). 1–7 Sunny, warm. 8–13 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 14–17 Rain, then sunny, cool. 18–19 Rain coast, wet snow inland. 20–28 Showers, cool. 29–31 Sunny, warm.


Region 5: Florida

Temp. 67° (avg.); precip. 4” (1” above avg.). 1–6 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 7–15 Scattered t-storms, warm. 16–23 Scattered t-storms north, sunny south; cool. 24–28 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 29–31 Showers, warm.


Region 6: Lower Lakes

Temp. 35° (3° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–3 Snow showers, cold. 4–5 Sunny, mild. 6–12 Heavy rain and snow, then rain and snow showers. 13–14 Sunny, mild. 15–21 Rain and snow showers, then sunny, cool. 22–31 Snow, then snow showers, cold.


Region 7: Ohio Valley

Temp. 42° (3° below avg.); precip. 4.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–3 Snow showers, cold. 4–14 Rainy periods, mild. 15–19 Snow showers, cold. 20–31 Rainy periods, occasional wet snow, cool.


Region 8: Deep South

Temp. 56° (avg.); precip. 4” (2” below avg.). 1–5 Sunny, turning warm. 6–11 Showers, seasonable. 12–14 Sunny, warm. 15–17 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 18–22 Rainy, cool. 23–27 Sunny, cool. 28–31 T-storms, then sunny, cool.


Region 9: Upper Midwest

Temp. 26° (2° below avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” below avg.). 1–7 Sunny, turning mild. 8–13 Snow east, showers west, then sunny, mild. 14–18 Snow, then sunny, cold. 19–31 Snow, then snow showers, cold.


Region 10: Heartland

Temp. 44° (avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–4 Sunny, turning warm. 5–14 Showers, mild. 15–27 Rain and snow showers, cool. 28–31 Sunny, turning warm.


Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma

Temp. 63° (4° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–9 Sunny north, rain and drizzle south; mild. 10–12 Sunny, warm. 13–19 Scattered showers, warm. 20–28 Sunny north, showers south; turning cool. 29–31 Sunny, warm.


Region 12: High Plains

Temp. 44° (5° above avg.); precip. 0.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–3 Sunny, mild. 4–16 A few showers, mild. 17–23 Rain to snow, then sunny, cold. 24–26 Snow, cold. 27–31 Sunny, warm.


Region 13: Intermountain

Temp. 47° (4° above avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” below avg.). 1–7 Rainy periods north, sunny south; mild. 8–12 Sunny, warm. 13–15 Showers north, sunny south; mild. 16–22 A few showers and flurries, cold. 23–31 Showers north, sunny south; turning mild.


Region 14: Desert Southwest

Temp. 63° (5° above avg.); precip. 0.2” (0.3” below avg.). 1–14 Sunny, warm. 15–24 Showers, then sunny, cool. 25–31 Sunny, turning warm.


Region 15: Pacific Northwest

Temp. 49° (2° above avg.); precip. 6” (2” above avg.). 1–6 Rainy periods, mild. 7–13 Showers, mild. 14–18 Rain to wet snow, turning cold. 19–23 Sunny, cool. 24–31 Rainy periods, turning mild.


Region 16: Pacific Southwest

Temp. 59° (2° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–14 A few sprinkles, cool coast; sunny, warm inland. 15–17 Showers north, sunny south; seasonable. 18–23 Sunny, cool. 24–28 A few sprinkles north, sunny south; turning warm. 29–31 Showers north, sunny south.


Region 17: Alaska

Temp. –15° N, 32° S (2° below avg.); precip. 0.5” N, 6” S (avg. north, 1” above south). 1–5 Flurries, mild. 6–11 Flurries, cold N; snowy periods, mild S. 12–16 Flurries, cold. 17–23 Snow showers; cold N, mild S. 24–31 Snow showers, cold.

Key: Panhandle (P), Aleutians (A), north (N), central (C), south (S), west-central (WC), east-central (EC), south-central (SC), elsewhere (EW)


Region 18: Hawaii

Temp. 75° (1° above avg.); precip. 0.5” (1.5” below avg.). 1–13 Sunny; cool, then warm. 14–20 Scattered showers; warm E, cool C+W. 21–25 Rainy E, sunny C+W; cool. 26–31 A few showers, seasonable.

Key: east (E), central (C), west (W)


Canadian Forecasts for March 2017

Region 1: Atlantic Canada

Temp. –3°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 100mm (50mm below avg. north, 70mm above south). 1–2 Flurries. 3–10 Rain and snow showers, turning mild. 11–14 Rainy, mild. 15–18 Flurries, cold north; heavy rain to snow south. 19–25 Showers north, snowy periods south; cool. 26–31 Snowy periods.


Region 2: Southern Quebec

Temp. –5°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 105mm (80mm above avg. east, 20mm below west). 1–8 Snow, then flurries, cold. 9–15 Rain, then flurries, cold. 16–22 Rain to snow, then flurries, cold. 23–31 Snow showers, cold.


Région 2: Québec du Sud

Temp. –5°C (1°C en-dessous de la moy.); précip. 105mm (80mm au-dessus de la moy. à l’est, 20mm en-dessous à l’ouest). 1–8 Neige, puis rafales, froid. 9–15 Pluie, puis rafales, froid. 16–22 Pluie voire neige, puis rafales, froid. 23–31 Chutes de neige, froid.


Region 3: Southern Ontario

Temp. –5°C (2°C below avg.); precip. 40mm (10mm below avg.). 1–4 Snow showers, cold. 5–6 Sunny, mild. 7–10 Rain and snowstorm east, snow showers west. 11–17 Rain and snow showers, cool. 18–22 Sunny, cool. 23–31 Periods of rain and snow east, snow west; cool.


Region 4: The Prairies

Temp. –2°C (avg.); precip. 20mm (avg.). 1–9 Snow showers, then sunny, mild. 10–16 Flurries, mild. 17–23 Rain to snow, then snow showers, cold. 24–31 Flurries, cold east; sunny, turning mild west.


Region 5:
Southern British Columbia

Temp. 6°C (2°C above avg.); precip. 130mm (30mm above avg.). 1–2 Snow north, sunny south; cold. 3–13 Rainy periods, mild. 14–18 Showers, colder. 19–24 Sunny, cool. 25–31 Rainy periods, turning mild.


Region 6: Yukon

Temp. –11°C (avg.); precip. 20mm (5mm above avg.). 1–4 Clear, very cold north; snowy, turning mild south. 5–13 Snow showers, mild. 14–23 Clear, mild. 24–31 Snow showers, cold.


Region 7: northwest territories

Temp. –20°C (1°C above avg.); precip. 15mm (5mm above avg.). 1–5 Snow showers, cold. 6–8 Clear, mild. 9–13 Snow, then flurries, cold. 14–24 A few snow showers, mild. 25–31 Snow, then flurries, cold.


Find next month’s free long range forecast here.

For short-term weather forecasts, you can always find our 7-day forecasts here.


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