Average Precipitation for New York in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March at cities and other locations around New York state.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month along with information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Downstate New York

Average monthly precipitation in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Bridgehampton, Long Island 4.9 125
11 Islip, Long Island 4.5 115
11 New York City, Brooklyn 4.4 111
11 New York City, Central Park 4.3 109
11 New York JFK Airport 3.9 100
11 New York La Guardia Airport 4.0 102
11 White Plains 4.1 104

Hudson Valley & Catskills

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Albany 3.1 78
8 Hudson 3.3 84
10 Poughkeepsie 3.5 90
11 Saratoga Springs 3.4 87
15 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 5.1 129

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Glens Falls 2.8 71
13 Lake Placid 2.9 73
12 Massena 2.0 52
14 Old Forge 3.2 81
11 Plattsburgh 1.3 34
13 Tupper Lake 3.1 79
13 Watertown 2.8 70

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Precipitation totals for March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
15 Auburn 3.2 82
15 Binghamton 3.1 77
13 Corning 3.0 76
11 Elmira 2.7 69
14 Ithaca 2.8 71
14 Oneonta 3.5 89
16 Syracuse 3.0 77
16 Utica 3.0 77

Western New York State

Total precipitation during March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Allegany State Park 2.9 73
12 Batavia 2.4 62
15 Buffalo 2.9 73
15 Jamestown 3.2 80
13 Niagara Falls 2.4 62
15 Olean 2.6 67
15 Rochester 2.5 63
15 Sherman 2.5 63
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

New York Precipitation
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