Average Weather in February in Cottonwood Alabama, United States
In Cottonwood, the month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 6°F, from 63°F to 68°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 79°F or dropping below 50°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 42°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on July 16, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cottonwood typically range from 74°F to 91°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 61°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 Cottonwood experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 23, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.
For reference, on July 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on October 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cottonwood, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 30% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 58% on July 30, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Cottonwood is increasing, starting the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.5 inches or falls below 1.9 inches, and ending the month at 5.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.6 inches or falls below 2.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Cottonwood, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Cottonwood is 6:32 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 6:08 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:17 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 5:39 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cottonwood 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 10 minutes later, at 7:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:35 AM and sets 10 hours, 8 minutes later, at 4:43 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cottonwood is essentially constant during February, remaining within 1% of 3% throughout.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 98% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in Cottonwood is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood is essentially constant during February, remaining around 63°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 62°F on February 16.
Average Water Temperature in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cottonwood is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 4.7 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 Cottonwood are 31.049 deg latitude, -85.305 deg longitude, and 148 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cottonwood is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 92 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 149 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (256 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (587 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by cropland (64%) and trees (29%), within 10 miles by cropland (74%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (40%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cottonwood 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cottonwood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cottonwood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Marianna Municipal Airport (49%, 26 kilometers, southeast); Dothan Regional Airport (34%, 33 kilometers, northwest); and Early County Airport (16%, 55 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .