PAST CLIMATE MAPS
Temperatures are favored to average near normal over much of the Midwest with a slight tilt toward colder than normal temperatures. Precipitation is expected to total near normal for much of the Midwest with above normal over southern Iowa.
Fair skies are favored to open the month over much of the Midwest with clouds and snow over much of North Dakota and Northern Minnesota.
Fair skies are expected over the Dakotas and Minnesota from Tuesday to Thursday, March 2-4 but look for clouds and passing snow over Iowa. Clouds and snow are expected to move through the Midwest on Friday, March 5 with moderate to locally heavy snow totals.
Look for about a week, from Saturday to Thursday, March 6-11, for variable types of weather. Mostly a mix of sun and clouds with passing precipitation, mostly snow. I don't see heavy precipitation amounts, mostly light. Temperatures are expected to be seasonable.
Precipitation chances increase for Friday and Saturday, March 12-13 with better chances for snow over Minnesota.
A series of passing precipitation events is favored to dominate the forecast period from Monday to Monday, March 15-22. Once again most of the precipitation that will fall will be snow but I can't rule out some rain especially around March 18-20.
Fair skies are favored from Tuesday to Friday, March 23-26.
I like the prospect of one big late winter storm to end-out the month from Saturday to Wednesday, March 27-31.