This report describes the typical weather at the Luray Caverns Airport (Luray, Virginia, United States) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 2010 to 2013. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Luray, Virginia has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (99%).
The month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 46Â°F to 53Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 61Â°F or dropping below 38Â°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 1:05 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.2 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 10:16 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:21 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:46am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:07pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 7:20am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:36pm on February 1.
Daylight saving time is observed in 2015 but it neither starts nor ends in February, so the entire month is in standard time.
The median cloud cover is 46% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 35% of the time, partly cloudy 6% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 34% of the time.
There is either very little precipitation at this location in February, or the weather station does not reliably report the conditions.
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 40% (comfortable) to 93% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 28% (dry) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 11, at which time the relative humidity drops below 46% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 1, rising above 90% (very 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 19Â°F (dry) to 38Â°F (dry) and is rarely below 13Â°F (dry) or above 46Â°F (dry).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 16 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).