This report describes the typical weather at the Akron Fulton International Airport (Akron, Ohio, United States) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 2000 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Akron, Ohio has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (51%), forests (35%), built-up areas (12%), and grasslands (2%).
The month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 34°F to 41°F over the course of the month, exceeding 56°F or dropping below 21°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1:10 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.4 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 10:05 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:15 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:01am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:16pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 7:37am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:42pm 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 ranges from 75% (partly cloudy) to 90% (mostly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 15% from the start to the end of the month.
On February 29, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 57% of the time.
On February 1, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 69% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 29% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around February 1, occurring in 66% of days. Precipitation is least likely around February 29, occurring in 57% of days.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are light snow, moderate snow, and light rain.
Light snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 56% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 2, when it is observed during 39% of all days.
Moderate snow is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 4, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 29, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around February 4, occurring in 52% 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 50% (mildly humid) to 88% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 33% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 28, at which time the relative humidity drops below 60% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 1, rising above 85% (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 12°F (dry) to 29°F (dry) and is rarely below -1°F (dry) or above 43°F (dry).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 17, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).