This report describes the typical weather at the Dallas Executive Airport (Dallas, Texas, United States) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 1992 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Dallas, Texas has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (76%), built-up areas (20%), and lakes and rivers (3%).
The month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 57°F to 65°F over the course of the month, exceeding 78°F or dropping below 42°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 51 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.8 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 10:38 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:29 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:55am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:24pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 7:23am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:00pm on February 1.
Daylight saving time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in February, so the entire month is in standard time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 24% (mostly clear) to 32% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 49% of the time, partly cloudy 2% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 36% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 32%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, thunderstorms, and heavy rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 37% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 28, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 21, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around February 29, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 27, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around February 2, occurring in 4% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location in February or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 44% (comfortable) to 84% (humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 20% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 16, rising above 76% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical February, the dew point typically varies from 29°F (dry) to 47°F (dry) and is rarely below 15°F (dry) or above 62°F (mildy humid).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 17 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 3, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).