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Average Weather in February in Paradise California, United States

In Paradise, the month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 4°F, from 54°F to 58°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 67°F or dropping below 47°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 38°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 48°F.

For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Paradise typically range from 63°F to 91°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 49°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

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 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.

Clouds

The month of February in Paradise experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 59% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60% on February 26.

The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.

For reference, on February 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.

Cloud Cover in February

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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.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Paradise, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 37%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on March 2, and its lowest chance is 0% on August 4.

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).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Paradise is gradually increasing, starting the month at 5.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.0 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 6.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.8 inches or falls below 1.4 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 6.4 inches on February 17.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February

The average rainfall (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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of February in Paradise, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 24 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 47 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 13 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

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 Paradise is 7:14 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 34 minutes earlier at 6:40 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 5:26 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 5:57 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Paradise during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 59 minutes later, at 8:38 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 9 hours, 21 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February

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.

Humidity

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 Paradise is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on October 11, 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.

Wind

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 Paradise is essentially constant during February, remaining around 3.8 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on December 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour, while on June 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.1 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 Paradise during February is predominantly out of the east from February 1 to February 19 and the south from February 19 to February 28.

Wind Direction in February

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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 Paradise is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 2.6 kWh to 3.5 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Paradise are 39.760 deg latitude, -121.622 deg longitude, and 1,526 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Paradise contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,516 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,600 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,091 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,127 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Paradise is covered by shrubs (68%) and trees (32%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and grassland (25%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Paradise 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Paradise.

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

The estimated value at Paradise is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Paradise and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Chico Municipal Airport (56%, 20 kilometers, west) and Oroville Municipal Airport (44%, 30 kilometers, south).

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.