(KTEN) – From the winter solstice to the summer solstice, the northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun. The days steadily begin to get longer and the sunsets get later. 

Good news, we gain the most amount of daylight in March compared to any other month! The United States gains daylight the fastest from February through April. 

So, how much daylight can we expect to gain during the month of March?

 

 

The northern half of the United States can expect to gain 80 to 100 minutes of daylight while the southern half of the United States will gain 40 to 60 minutes of daylight. 

 

 

Through the month of March, Texoma can expect to gain about 64 minutes of daylight. Starting March 13, the spring equinox, the sun will begin to set after 7:30 p.m.

By the end of the month, we’ll have a total of 12.5 hours of daylight.

 

 

March is also the first month of meteorological spring. So, not only are longer days ahead but warmer temperatures are also in our future. 

 

 

The normal afternoon high temperature will warm from the low 60s to the low 70s by the end of the month while average morning lows will warm from the low 40s to the upper 40s. Rainfall totals average just below four inches for the month. 

 

 

Average high temperatures in spring are in the low 60s at the start of March, reach the low 70s by April 1, and warm into the low 80s by mid-May. 

If you’re tired of the cold and winter weather, just wait- the warmer and longer days are ahead!