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Average Weather in February in Fort Nelson Canada

In Fort Nelson, the month of February is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 11°F, from 11°F to 22°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 42°F or dropping below -9°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from -5°F to 2°F, rarely falling below -25°F or exceeding 20°F.

For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fort Nelson typically range from 53°F to 75°F, while on January 14, the coldest day of the year, they range from -9°F to 6°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on February. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in February

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Fort Nelson181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanMarfrigidfreezingvery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.


The month of February in Fort Nelson experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 69% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 31% of the time.

For reference, on March 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 48%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Fort Nelson18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarFeb 131%Feb 131%Feb 2830%Feb 2830%Feb 1130%Feb 1130%mostly clearmostly cloudyclearovercastpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.


A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fort Nelson, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 10%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 31% on July 14, and its lowest chance is 10% on February 14.

Probability of Precipitation in February

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).


We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during February in Fort Nelson is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.


Over the course of February in Fort Nelson, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 15 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 5 minutes, 1 second, and weekly increase of 35 minutes, 6 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 8 hours, 15 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

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The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Fort Nelson is 9:17 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 9 minutes earlier at 8:08 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 5:32 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 6:39 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Fort Nelson during 2017.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:59 AM and sets 18 hours, 27 minutes later, at 10:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 10:02 AM and sets 6 hours, 14 minutes later, at 4:16 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Fort Nelson18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar8:08 AM8:08 AMFeb 286:39 PMFeb 286:39 PM9:17 AM9:17 AMFeb 15:32 PMFeb 15:32 PM8:53 AM8:53 AMFeb 115:57 PMFeb 115:57 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of February. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.


We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fort Nelson is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.


This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Fort Nelson is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour, while on July 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The wind direction in Fort Nelson during February is predominantly out of the west from February 1 to February 19 and the north from February 19 to February 28.

Wind Direction in February

Wind Direction in February in Fort NelsonWNE18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarnortheastwestsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fort Nelson is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 0.8 kWh to 1.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Fort Nelson18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWhJanMarFeb 10.8 kWhFeb 10.8 kWhFeb 281.8 kWhFeb 281.8 kWhFeb 111.1 kWhFeb 111.1 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.


For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fort Nelson are 58.805 deg latitude, -122.700 deg longitude, and 1,299 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Fort Nelson contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 646 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,346 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,257 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,203 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Fort Nelson is covered by trees (62%), sparse vegetation (16%), and herbaceous vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by trees (77%) and herbaceous vegetation (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (86%) and herbaceous vegetation (10%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Fort Nelson year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Northern Rockies Regional Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Fort Nelson.

At a distance of 7 kilometers from Fort Nelson, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Fort Nelson according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.


The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.