Long Range Forecast for March 2021

March Climate Normals and Records for Duluth, Minnesota

Normals for the month

High: 29 degrees on the 1st, 41 degrees on the 31st.
Low: 11 degrees on the 1st, 24 degrees on the 31st.

Averages for the month

Temperature: 25.9 degrees
Warmest: 39.2 degrees set in 2012
Coldest: 13.5 degrees set in 1923

Precipitation: 1.49″
Wettest: 5.12″ set in 1965
Driest: 0.22″ set in 1959

Snowfall: 13.2″
Snowiest: 48.2″ set in 1917
Least Snowiest: Trace set in 2010

8 days have a high temperature of at least 40 degrees
2 days have a high temperature of at least 50 degrees
4 days have a subzero temperature

9 days have at least 0.1″ snowfall
4 days have at least 1.0″ snowfall

Astronomical Data for March

Sunrise on the 1st: 6:48 AM CST
Sunset on the 31st: 5:55 PM CST

Sunrise on the 31st: 6:49 AM CDT
Sunset on the 31st: 7:36 PM CDT

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2 AM.
Vernal Equinox is on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 4:37 AM in Duluth.

Past March Snowfall Totals at Duluth, Minnesota

Period: 2010-2020

Normal snowfall in March is 13.2″

  • 2010: Trace
  • 2011: 10.6″
  • 2012: 11.9″
  • 2013: 25.8″
  • 2014: 20.9″
  • 2015: 8.1″
  • 2016: 17.3″
  • 2017: 5.3″
  • 2018: 5.1″
  • 2019: 6.7″
  • 2020: 10.1″

The last time Duluth had above average snowfall in March was in 2016, and prior to that 2014 and 2013, but in terms of a major winter storm in March, the last one that pops into my head was back in early March of 2007, so yeah it’s been a while!

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Forecast for March 2021 per CFS model.

Temperatures: Odds are tilted for a warmer than average March for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Precipitation: Near to above normal precipitation is forecast for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin for March 2021.

Tim

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