Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:
Prepared by Peter Jeranyama
March was warmer than the 30-year average, with below-average rainfall, no snowfall and above average sunshine. The temperatures averaged 38.4 degrees, 1.36 degrees per day above the 30-year average. Maximum temperature for the month was 69 degrees on the 26th and a minimum temperature of 16 degrees was recorded on the 16th and 17th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 49.18 degrees, 3.88 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 27.13 degrees, 1.77 degrees below the norm.
Sunshine totaled 68% of possible sunshine hours, 20% above the average. Sunshine data are from the Blue Hills Observatory where 252 sunshine hours were recorded for the month. Year-to-date sunshine for 2020 are 51 points above normal.
Precipitation totaled 2.57 inches. This is 2.8 inches below normal. We had measurable precipitation of 0.10 inches or greater on 4 days. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.18 inches on the 19th. We have received a total of 10.98 inches of precipitation year-to-date, 2.82 inches below the average for East Wareham and 1.13 inches more than 2020 at this point. We did not have any measurable snowfall in March at East Wareham . The long-term snowfall for March is 5.34 inches.