Weather expectations for March

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – March, a month where we go from winter to spring, still feels very much like winter.

“I look at the calendar, it says March and I think of lily’s coming up and warm weather you know, but so far it’s not here yet,” said Brian Gorman from West Springfield.

Normal high temperatures by the end of March jump into the lower 50s, but we’ve got a long way to go to get there.

Highs on Monday were only in the low 20s and upper teens!

“Oh I’m definitely counting down to spring, I think the amount of cold we’ve had this winter and usually around this time of year as far as a warm-up, it’s not happening. So I’m looking forward to it this year,” said Michael Sohay from Southwick.

Before we get to spring, March usually has a fair bit of winter in it as well. Overnight lows average in the 20s, highs in the mid 40s and it’s our 4th snowiest month.

We are certainly past the typically snowiest months of January and February, but don’t let your guard down just yet. In March we can still get snow and on average we see almost 9 inches of it.

One thing you’re guaranteed to see is longer days.

By the end of the month we’ll have an hour and 25 minutes more daylight and this coming weekend daylight saving time begins, shifting an hour of light from the morning into the evening.

With daylight saving time this weekend, set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

Only downside, you lose an hour of sleep.

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