Average Weather in February in Luotian China
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 56°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 37°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Luotian typically range from 76°F to 89°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 55°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in February
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 month of February in Luotian experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 39% to 45%.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on July 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 78%, while on October 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Luotian, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 41%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 51% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 14% on December 18.
Over the course of February in Luotian, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 24% to 40%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
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 Luotian is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 5.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
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 Luotian is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Luotian, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 26 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 5 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 11 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Luotian is 7:03 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 6:42 AM on February 29.
The earliest sunset is 5:58 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 19 minutes later at 6:18 PM on February 29.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Luotian during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:24 AM and sets 13 hours, 51 minutes later, at 7:14 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 10 hours, 26 minutes later, at 5:29 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February
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 Luotian is essentially constant during February, remaining around 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on December 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
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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 Luotian is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 miles per hour, while on August 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Luotian throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 65% on February 1.
Wind Direction in February
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Luotian typically lasts for 9.3 months (281 days), from around February 25 to around December 2, rarely starting before February 4 or after March 16, and rarely ending before November 12 or after December 23.
During February in Luotian, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 8% to 60% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Luotian are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 105°F, from 60°F to 165°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
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 Luotian is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 3.7 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Luotian are 27.013 deg latitude, 115.539 deg longitude, and 568 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Luotian contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,053 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 533 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,146 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,678 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Luotian is covered by trees (69%) and cropland (26%), within 10 miles by trees (72%) and cropland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (68%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Luotian year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Luotian is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Luotian, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
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.
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