Average Weather in February in Ellensburg Washington, United States
In Ellensburg, the month of February is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 10°F, from 40°F to 50°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 59°F or dropping below 29°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 27°F to 31°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 39°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ellensburg typically range from 59°F to 89°F, while on December 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 34°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 Ellensburg experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 61% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 41% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 81%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ellensburg, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 29% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on November 28, and its lowest chance is 4% on August 5.
Over the course of February in Ellensburg, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 15% to 22%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 7% to 4%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 7% to 2%.
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 Ellensburg is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.9 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.4 inches on February 19.
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 Ellensburg is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Ellensburg, 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, 24 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 54 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Ellensburg is 7:26 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 43 minutes earlier at 6:43 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:05 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 41 minutes later at 5:46 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ellensburg 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 5:07 AM and sets 15 hours, 54 minutes later, at 9:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:45 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:15 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ellensburg is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 15, 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 average hourly wind speed in Ellensburg is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour, while on December 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Ellensburg typically lasts for 5.6 months (171 days), from around April 25 to around October 12, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 15, and rarely ending before September 23 or after October 31.
The month of February in Ellensburg is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Ellensburg is essentially constant during February, remaining within 3°F of 3°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ellensburg is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.9 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 Ellensburg are 46.997 deg latitude, -120.548 deg longitude, and 1,575 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ellensburg contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 217 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,558 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,579 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,921 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ellensburg is covered by cropland (47%), artificial surfaces (36%), and shrubs (14%), within 10 miles by shrubs (45%) and cropland (45%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (49%) and trees (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ellensburg 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 Ellensburg.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ellensburg 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 Ellensburg is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ellensburg and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .