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February Weather in Pinnacles National Park California, United States

Daily high temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 73°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 44°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 53°F.

For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pinnacles National Park typically range from 58°F to 81°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 60°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Pinnacles National Park

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292935°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°FJanMarFeb 162°FFeb 162°F44°F44°FFeb 2964°FFeb 2964°F46°F46°FFeb 1163°FFeb 1163°F44°F44°FFeb 2163°FFeb 2163°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 in Pinnacles National Park

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292912 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 AMJanMarvery coldcoldcoldcool
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 in Pinnacles National Park experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 54% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55% on February 17.

The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.

For reference, on February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on August 6, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Pinnacles National Park

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829290%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarAug 692%Aug 692%Feb 147%Feb 147%Feb 2946%Feb 2946%Feb 1146%Feb 1146%Feb 2145%Feb 2145%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. In Pinnacles National Park, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 26% 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 August 3.

Probability of Precipitation in February in Pinnacles National Park

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 in Pinnacles National Park is essentially constant, remaining about 3.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 8.1 inches or falling below 0.6 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.0 inches on February 15.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Pinnacles National Park

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 in Pinnacles National Park, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 7 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 51 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 11 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Pinnacles National Park

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829290 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 110 hr, 24 minFeb 110 hr, 24 minFeb 2911 hr, 23 minFeb 2911 hr, 23 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 in Pinnacles National Park is 7:06 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 6:35 AM on February 29.

The earliest sunset is 5:30 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 5:59 PM on February 29.

Daylight saving time is observed in Pinnacles National Park during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:46 AM and sets 14 hours, 39 minutes later, at 8:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:13 AM and sets 9 hours, 40 minutes later, at 4:53 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February in Pinnacles National Park

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829292 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar6:35 AM6:35 AMFeb 295:59 PMFeb 295:59 PM7:06 AM7:06 AMFeb 15:30 PMFeb 15:30 PM6:57 AM6:57 AMFeb 115:41 PMFeb 115:41 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 the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in February in Pinnacles National Park

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292912 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 AMJanMar001010202020303040500001010202030303040
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of February 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 2024. 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 Pinnacles National Park

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292912 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarJan 113:58 AMJan 113:58 AMJan 259:55 AMJan 259:55 AMFeb 93:00 PMFeb 93:00 PMFeb 244:31 AMFeb 244:31 AMMar 101:01 AMMar 101:01 AMMar 2512:01 AMMar 2512:01 AM7:51 AM7:51 AM5:28 PM5:28 PM4:23 PM4:23 PM7:34 AM7:34 AM7:10 AM7:10 AM5:34 PM5:34 PM5:18 PM5:18 PM7:03 AM7:03 AM7:42 AM7:42 AM7:54 PM7:54 PM7:04 PM7:04 PM7:15 AM7:15 AM
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 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
64%-10:28 AMWSW-4:52 AMS248,847 mi
2
50%12:14 AMESE10:55 AMWSW-5:34 AMS246,288 mi
3
44%1:16 AMESE11:26 AMWSW-6:21 AMS243,060 mi
4
33%2:22 AMESE12:04 PMWSW-7:13 AMS239,309 mi
5
23%3:29 AMSE12:51 PMSW-8:10 AMS235,268 mi
6
14%4:35 AMSE1:50 PMSW-9:12 AMS231,253 mi
7
7%5:35 AMSE2:59 PMSW-10:17 AMS227,637 mi
8
2%6:26 AMESE4:16 PMWSW-11:21 AMS224,795 mi
9
0%7:10 AMESE5:34 PMWSW-12:22 PMS223,029 mi
10
1%7:46 AMESE6:52 PMWSW-1:18 PMS222,510 mi
11
6%8:17 AME8:07 PMW-2:11 PMS223,251 mi
12
13%8:46 AME9:20 PMW-3:01 PMS225,109 mi
13
22%9:14 AME10:32 PMWNW-3:50 PMS227,831 mi
14
33%9:43 AMENE11:42 PMWNW-4:39 PMS231,110 mi
15
44%10:14 AMENE--5:30 PMS234,631 mi
16
50%-12:53 AMWNW10:50 AMENE6:22 PMS238,126 mi
17
66%-2:01 AMWNW11:32 AMNE7:17 PMS241,388 mi
18
75%-3:05 AMNW12:21 PMNE8:12 PMS244,282 mi
19
84%-4:03 AMNW1:16 PMNE9:06 PMS246,738 mi
20
90%-4:53 AMNW2:15 PMNE9:58 PMS248,737 mi
21
95%-5:34 AMWNW3:17 PMENE10:46 PMS250,289 mi
22
99%-6:09 AMWNW4:18 PMENE11:32 PMS251,418 mi
23
100%-6:38 AMWNW5:18 PMENE--
24
100%-7:03 AMWNW6:16 PMENE12:14 AMS252,141 mi
25
99%-7:26 AMW7:13 PME12:54 AMS252,457 mi
26
97%-7:48 AMW8:10 PME1:32 AMS252,343 mi
27
93%-8:09 AMW9:07 PME2:11 AMS251,759 mi
28
87%-8:32 AMWSW10:06 PMESE2:50 AMS250,650 mi
29
80%-8:56 AMWSW11:06 PMESE3:31 AMS248,968 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 in Pinnacles National Park is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on October 4, 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 in Pinnacles National Park

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829290%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JanMarFeb 150%Feb 150%Feb 10%Feb 10%Feb 290%Feb 290%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 in Pinnacles National Park is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 6.4 miles per hour to 7.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on May 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February in Pinnacles National Park

Average Wind Speed in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829290 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphJanMarFeb 16.4 mphFeb 16.4 mphFeb 297.0 mphFeb 297.0 mphFeb 116.7 mphFeb 116.7 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 in Pinnacles National Park throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 37% on February 11.

Wind Direction in February in Pinnacles National Park

Wind Direction in February in Pinnacles National ParkNWFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829290%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMarwestsoutheastnorth
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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).

Pinnacles National Park 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 Pinnacles National Park is essentially constant during February, remaining around 55°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in February in Pinnacles National Park

Average Water Temperature in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292951°F51°F52°F52°F53°F53°F54°F54°F55°F55°F56°F56°F57°F57°F58°F58°FJanMarFeb 155°FFeb 155°FFeb 2955°FFeb 2955°FFeb 1155°FFeb 1155°FFeb 2155°FFeb 2155°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).

The growing season in Pinnacles National Park typically lasts for 12 months (359 days), from around January 6 to around December 30, rarely starting after February 22, or ending before November 23.

The month of February in Pinnacles National Park is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 72% to 95% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Pinnacles National Park

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Pinnacles National Parkgrowing seasonFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829290%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMar72%Feb 172%Feb 195%Feb 2995%Feb 2981%Feb 1181%Feb 1190%Feb 2190%Feb 2150%Jan 650%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 in Pinnacles National Park are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 118°F, from 101°F to 219°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February in Pinnacles National Park

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 in Pinnacles National Park is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 4.1 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Pinnacles National Park

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Pinnacles National ParkFeb112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829290 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWhJanMarFeb 13.1 kWhFeb 13.1 kWhFeb 294.1 kWhFeb 294.1 kWhFeb 113.5 kWhFeb 113.5 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 Pinnacles National Park are 36.490 deg latitude, -121.181 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pinnacles National Park is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pinnacles National Park is covered by shrubs (96%), within 10 miles by grassland (54%) and shrubs (38%), and within 50 miles by grassland (37%) and shrubs (24%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pinnacles National Park, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Soledad page.

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