Average Weather in February in Fossil Oregon, United States
In Fossil, the month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 42°F to 48°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 58°F or dropping below 32°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 26°F to 29°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 38°F.
For reference, on July 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fossil typically range from 53°F to 84°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 37°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
The month of February in Fossil experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 65% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 36% of the time.
For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fossil, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 21% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on December 1, and its lowest chance is 5% on August 7.
Over the course of February in Fossil, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 13% to 18%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Fossil is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.7 inches or falling below 0.1 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 Fossil is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Fossil, 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, 19 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 54 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 21 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Fossil is 7:20 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 40 minutes earlier at 6:39 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:09 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 5:47 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Fossil 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 5:14 AM and sets 15 hours, 37 minutes later, at 8:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:36 AM and sets 8 hours, 46 minutes later, at 4:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fossil is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in Fossil is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour, while on August 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fossil is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 2.0 kWh to 3.0 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fossil are 44.998 deg latitude, -120.216 deg longitude, and 3,196 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fossil contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,962 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,212 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,647 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fossil is covered by shrubs (95%), within 10 miles by shrubs (95%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (81%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fossil 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Fossil.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fossil 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 Fossil is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fossil and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: The Dalles Municipal Airport (22%, 102 kilometers, northwest); Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport (30%, 110 kilometers, southwest); Hermiston Municipal Airport (21%, 119 kilometers, northeast); and John Day State Airport (27%, 119 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .