Average Weather in February in Buchanan Georgia, United States
In Buchanan, the month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 7°F, from 53°F to 60°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 72°F or dropping below 40°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 34°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Buchanan typically range from 69°F to 88°F, while on January 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 52°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 Buchanan 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 clearest day of the month is February 23, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.
For reference, on January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on October 8, 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 Buchanan, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 31% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 19% on October 15.
Over the course of February in Buchanan, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 29% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
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 Buchanan is gradually increasing, starting the month at 4.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.9 inches or falls below 2.1 inches, and ending the month at 4.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.3 inches or falls below 2.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.7 inches on February 28.
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 Buchanan is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Buchanan, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Buchanan is 7:37 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 7:10 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:11 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 6:36 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Buchanan 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 6:30 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 8:54 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:41 AM and sets 9 hours, 54 minutes later, at 5:36 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Buchanan is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 89% of the time, while on January 23, 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 Buchanan is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 2.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 2.8 miles per hour on February 26.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Buchanan is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.2 kWh to 4.2 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 Buchanan are 33.803 deg latitude, -85.189 deg longitude, and 1,175 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Buchanan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 348 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,204 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (712 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,929 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Buchanan is covered by trees (83%) and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (85%) and cropland (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (67%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Buchanan 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Buchanan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Buchanan 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 Buchanan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Buchanan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (58%, 19 kilometers, south); Cartersville Airport (14%, 47 kilometers, northeast); Richard B Russell Airport (10%, 61 kilometers, north); Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (10%, 62 kilometers, east); and Anniston Metropolitan Airport (9%, 66 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .