February Weather in Shikotan Russia
Daily high temperatures are around 29°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 34°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 28°F on February 13.
Daily low temperatures are around 24°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 30°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 24°F on February 14.
For reference, on August 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Shikotan typically range from 58°F to 61°F, while on February 14, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 28°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in February in Shikotan
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 in Shikotan
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The month of February in Shikotan experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 62% to 54%.
The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on May 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on October 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February in Shikotan
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Shikotan, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on September 4, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 9.
Over the course of February in Shikotan, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 5% to 8%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 9% to 13%.
Probability of Precipitation in February in Shikotan
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 Shikotan is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.4 inches on February 7.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Shikotan
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 Shikotan is increasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February in Shikotan
Over the course of February in Shikotan, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 46 seconds, and weekly increase of 19 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Shikotan
The latest sunrise of the month in Shikotan is 8:30 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 7:52 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:23 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 6:59 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Shikotan during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:30 AM and sets 15 hours, 28 minutes later, at 8:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:43 AM and sets 8 hours, 55 minutes later, at 5:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Shikotan
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February in Shikotan
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 Shikotan is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% 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 in Shikotan
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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 Shikotan is gradually decreasing during February, decreasing from 18.6 miles per hour to 17.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 20.1 miles per hour, while on July 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February in Shikotan
The wind direction in Shikotan during February is predominantly out of the west from February 1 to February 19 and from February 26 to February 28 and the north from February 19 to February 26.
Wind Direction in February in Shikotan
Shikotan is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Shikotan is essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 34°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February in Shikotan
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 Shikotan typically lasts for 7.4 months (226 days), from around April 19 to around December 1, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 6, and rarely ending before November 15 or after December 17.
The month of February in Shikotan is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Shikotan
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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 Shikotan are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February in Shikotan
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 Shikotan is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.7 kWh to 2.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Shikotan
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shikotan are 43.799 deg latitude, 146.722 deg longitude, and 115 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Shikotan contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 712 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 248 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,398 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,771 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Shikotan is covered by trees (76%) and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by water (75%) and trees (14%), and within 50 miles by water (96%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Shikotan, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Shikotan 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 Shikotan, 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.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports 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.
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