Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
March was slightly colder than the 30-year average, with above-average rainfall, 6.4 inches of snowfall and below average sunshine. The temperatures averaged 36.6 degrees, 0.44 degrees per day below the 30-year average. Maximum temperature for the month was 58 degrees on the 29th and a minimum temperature of 17 degrees was recorded on the 18th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 43 degrees, 2.3 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 30.2 degrees, 1.3 degrees above the norm.
Sunshine totaled 40% of possible sunshine hours, 8% below the average. Sunshine data are from the Blue Hill Observatory where 150 sunshine hours were recorded for the month. Year-to-date sunshine for 2018 is below normal.
Precipitation totaled 10.33 inches. This is 4.94 inches above normal. We had measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater on 6 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 2.6 inches on the 3rd. We have received a total of 23.37 inches of precipitation year-to-date, 10.3 inches above the average for East Wareham. We had a total of 6.4 inches of snowfall and the largest 24-hour snowfall of 3.8 inches was recorded on the 23rd.