Average Weather in February in Altamont Tennessee, United States
In Altamont, the month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 45°F to 53°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 66°F or dropping below 31°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 29°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 15°F or exceeding 49°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Altamont typically range from 66°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 45°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 Altamont 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 clearest day of the month is February 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on September 20, 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 Altamont, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 29% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 15.
Over the course of February in Altamont, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 23% to 27%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 3% to 1%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Altamont is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.7 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.3 inches or falls below 1.9 inches.
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 Altamont is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.5 inches on February 2.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Altamont, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 2 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Altamont is 6:42 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:13 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:11 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 5:37 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Altamont 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 5:28 AM and sets 14 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:48 AM and sets 9 hours, 46 minutes later, at 4:34 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Altamont is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 77% of the time, while on December 1, 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 Altamont is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.5 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.9 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 3.5 miles per hour on February 26.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Altamont is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.0 kWh to 3.9 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 Altamont are 35.430 deg latitude, -85.723 deg longitude, and 1,857 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Altamont contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 499 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,839 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,483 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,569 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Altamont is covered by trees (97%), within 10 miles by trees (89%) and cropland (11%), and within 50 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Altamont 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 Altamont.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Altamont 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 Altamont is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Altamont and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lovell Field (27%, 65 kilometers, southeast); Crossville Memorial Airport (23%, 82 kilometers, northeast); Scottsboro Municipal Airport Word Field (19%, 86 kilometers, south); Smyrna Airport (16%, 97 kilometers, northwest); and Huntsville Airport North (16%, 99 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .