Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
March was warmer than the 30-year average, with below-average rainfall, 1 inch of snowfall and above average sunshine. The temperatures averaged 40.74 degrees, 3.7 degrees per day above the 30-year average. Maximum temperature for the month was 63 degrees on the 28th and a minimum temperature of 18 degrees was recorded on the 2nd. Daytime high temperatures averaged 49.42 degrees, 4.1 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 32.1 degrees, 3.2 degrees above the norm.
Sunshine totaled 53% of possible sunshine hours, 5% above the average. Sunshine data are from the Blue Hill Observatory where 195 sunshine hours were recorded for the month. Year-to-date sunshine for 2020 are 15 points above normal.
Precipitation totaled 4.66 inches. This is 0.73 inches below normal. We had measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater on 8 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.43 inches on the 24th. We have received a total of 9.85 inches of precipitation year-to-date, 3.22 inches below the average for East Wareham and 4.25 inches less than 2019 at this point. We had a total of 1 inch of snowfall received in a single day (7th). The long-term snowfall for March is 5.34 inches.