This report describes the typical weather at the North Las Vegas Airport (Las Vegas, Nevada, United States) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 1999 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Las Vegas, Nevada has a hot desert climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (94%) and built-up areas (4%).
The month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 61°F throughout the month, exceeding 71°F or dropping below 52°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 59 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.0 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 10:24 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:23 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:11am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 5:35pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 6:42am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:07pm on February 1.
Daylight savings 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 is 0% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 79% of the time, partly cloudy 3% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 15% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 15%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 68% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 21, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 1, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in February or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 24% (dry) to 62% (mildly humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 13% (very dry), or exceeding 88% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 9, at which time the relative humidity drops below 28% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 21, rising above 46% (comfortable) 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 19°F (dry) to 33°F (dry) and is rarely below 7°F (dry) or above 45°F (dry).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).