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February Weather at Monterey Regional Airport California, United States

Daily high temperatures are around 61°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 69°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 45°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 52°F.

For reference, on September 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Monterey Regional Airport typically range from 55°F to 69°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 43°F to 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Average High and Low Temperature in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282835°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°FJanMarFeb 160°FFeb 160°F45°F45°FFeb 2861°FFeb 2861°F47°F47°FFeb 1160°FFeb 1160°F45°F45°F
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 at Monterey Regional Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarcoldcoldcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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The month of February at Monterey Regional Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 51% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51% on February 17.

The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.

For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on August 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarAug 792%Aug 792%Feb 150%Feb 150%Feb 2849%Feb 2849%Feb 1149%Feb 1149%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Monterey Regional Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 29%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 22.

Probability of Precipitation in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Probability of Precipitation in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%JanMarFeb 2030%Feb 2030%Feb 127%Feb 127%Feb 1127%Feb 1127%rain
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 at Monterey Regional Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 3.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.9 inches or falling below 0.6 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.9 inches on February 15.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 in8 in8 inJanMarFeb 153.9 inFeb 153.9 inFeb 13.7 inFeb 13.7 inFeb 283.7 inFeb 283.7 in
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 snowfall.

Over the course of February at Monterey Regional Airport, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 55 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 110 hr, 25 minFeb 110 hr, 25 minFeb 2811 hr, 22 minFeb 2811 hr, 22 min
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 at Monterey Regional Airport is 7:08 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 30 minutes earlier at 6:39 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 5:33 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 6:01 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed at Monterey Regional Airport during 2022, 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 5:49 AM and sets 14 hours, 40 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:15 AM and sets 9 hours, 40 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar6:39 AM6:39 AMFeb 286:01 PMFeb 286:01 PM7:08 AM7:08 AMFeb 15:33 PMFeb 15:33 PM6:54 AM6:54 AMFeb 165:49 PMFeb 165:49 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 2022. 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 at Monterey Regional Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarJan 210:34 AMJan 210:34 AMJan 173:49 PMJan 173:49 PMJan 319:47 PMJan 319:47 PMFeb 168:57 AMFeb 168:57 AMMar 29:35 AMMar 29:35 AMMar 1812:18 AMMar 1812:18 AMMar 3111:25 PMMar 3111:25 PM7:30 AM7:30 AM5:04 PM5:04 PM5:04 PM5:04 PM8:08 AM8:08 AM7:07 AM7:07 AM5:03 PM5:03 PM4:56 PM4:56 PM7:18 AM7:18 AM6:58 AM6:58 AM6:15 PM6:15 PM6:53 PM6:53 PM7:44 AM7:44 AM7:10 PM7:10 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Feb 2022IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
1%7:52 AMESE6:17 PMWSW-1:05 PMS228,277 mi
2
4%8:30 AMESE7:29 PMWSW-1:59 PMS231,157 mi
3
9%9:01 AMESE8:36 PMW-2:48 PMS234,612 mi
4
17%9:29 AME9:40 PMW-3:33 PMS238,327 mi
5
26%9:55 AME10:42 PMW-4:17 PMS241,984 mi
6
35%10:21 AME11:43 PMWNW-4:59 PMS245,295 mi
7
45%10:48 AMENE--5:42 PMS248,034 mi
8
50%-12:43 AMWNW11:17 AMENE6:26 PMS250,041 mi
9
65%-1:42 AMWNW11:49 AMENE7:12 PMS251,231 mi
10
74%-2:41 AMWNW12:26 PMENE8:00 PMS251,591 mi
11
82%-3:38 AMWNW1:09 PMENE8:50 PMS251,173 mi
12
89%-4:32 AMWNW1:59 PMENE9:41 PMS250,083 mi
13
94%-5:22 AMWNW2:54 PMENE10:32 PMS248,466 mi
14
98%-6:06 AMWNW3:53 PMENE11:22 PMS246,485 mi
15
99%-6:44 AMWNW4:56 PMENE--
16
100%-7:18 AMWNW5:59 PMENE12:10 AMS244,302 mi
17
100%-7:48 AMWNW7:03 PMENE12:57 AMS242,056 mi
18
97%-8:16 AMW8:06 PME1:42 AMS239,856 mi
19
92%-8:43 AMW9:11 PME2:27 AMS237,770 mi
20
85%-9:10 AMW10:17 PME3:12 AMS235,832 mi
21
76%-9:38 AMWSW11:25 PMESE3:58 AMS234,050 mi
22
66%-10:11 AMWSW-4:48 AMS232,433 mi
23
50%12:35 AMESE10:49 AMWSW-5:42 AMS231,002 mi
24
42%1:46 AMESE11:34 AMWSW-6:40 AMS229,812 mi
25
31%2:56 AMESE12:28 PMWSW-7:42 AMS228,955 mi
26
20%4:01 AMSE1:32 PMWSW-8:46 AMS228,551 mi
27
11%4:57 AMESE2:42 PMWSW-9:50 AMS228,725 mi
28
5%5:45 AMESE3:54 PMWSW-10:50 AMS229,571 mi

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 at Monterey Regional Airport is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on September 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JanMarFeb 10%Feb 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%Feb 110%Feb 110%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 at Monterey Regional Airport is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.6 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on April 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour, while on September 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Average Wind Speed in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphJanMarFeb 17.4 mphFeb 17.4 mphFeb 287.9 mphFeb 287.9 mphFeb 167.8 mphFeb 167.8 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction at Monterey Regional Airport throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 39% on February 11.

Wind Direction in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Wind Direction in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMarwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Monterey Regional Airport 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 at Monterey Regional Airport is essentially constant during February, remaining around 55°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Average Water Temperature in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282851°F51°F52°F52°F53°F53°F54°F54°F55°F55°F56°F56°F57°F57°F58°F58°FJanMarFeb 155°FFeb 155°FFeb 2855°FFeb 2855°FFeb 1155°FFeb 1155°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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).

Temperatures at Monterey Regional Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February at Monterey Regional Airportgrowing seasonFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMar96%Feb 196%Feb 1100%Feb 28100%Feb 2899%Feb 1199%Feb 1190%Jan 2090%Jan 2085%Jan 685%Jan 6very coldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 at Monterey Regional Airport are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 103°F, from 106°F to 209°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Growing Degree Days in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°F250°F250°F300°F300°FJanMarFeb 1106°FFeb 1106°FFeb 28209°FFeb 28209°FFeb 11143°FFeb 11143°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of February, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 at Monterey Regional Airport is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 4.1 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February at Monterey Regional Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February at Monterey Regional AirportFeb11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWhJanMarFeb 13.1 kWhFeb 13.1 kWhFeb 284.1 kWhFeb 284.1 kWhFeb 163.6 kWhFeb 163.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Monterey Regional Airport are 36.588 deg latitude, -121.839 deg longitude, and 220 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Monterey Regional Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 896 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 260 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,045 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,850 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Monterey Regional Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (55%), shrubs (20%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by water (31%) and shrubs (18%), and within 50 miles by water (46%) and grassland (18%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Monterey Regional Airport, 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

Monterey Regional Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Salinas Municipal Airport, Watsonville Municipal Airport, Hollister Municipal Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, Moffett Federal Airfield, Point Piedras Blanca, Hayward Air Terminal Airport, and Livermore Municipal Airport.

Other Data

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.

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 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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