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 23. 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 temperature typically varies from 45°F to 61°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 68°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 2am to 8am with the coldest at 6am, at which time the temperature is below 48°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from noon to 6pm with the hottest at 3pm, at which time the temperature is above 56°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 10am and lost it again by 9pm.
On February 23 the Sun rises at 6:19am and sets at 5:29pm.
Solar noon is at 11:54am.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 5:23am and sets at 8:01pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 6:48am and sets at 4:30pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 85 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 4:53am and 6:55pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 56 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:23am and 6:25pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 26 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:53am and 5:55pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 35 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 6:54am and 4:54pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover is 0% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the day.
On average, the sky is clear or mostly clear 80% of the time, partly cloudy 3% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 14% of the time.
There is a 15% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.024". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.164" and the total rarely exceeds 0.246".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (68% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain) and moderate rain (22%).
Precipitation is most likely around 5am and least likely around 5pm.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on February 23 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 27% (dry) to 48% (comfortable), rarely dropping below 14% (very dry), or exceeding 70% (humid).
The air is driest at 3pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 32% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid at 5am, exceeding 36% (comfortable) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 25°F to 29°F with an average of 28°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 6 mph to 10 mph (light breeze to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 2pm and is rarely outside the range 3 mph to 19 mph (light air to fresh breeze).
The wind is most calm around 8am, rarely exceeding 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The wind is most often out of the north west (17% of the time) and north (13% of the time). The wind is least often out of the north east (4% of the time).