Average Weather in February in Pikeville Tennessee, United States
In Pikeville, the month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 49°F to 57°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 69°F or dropping below 35°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 32°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pikeville typically range from 69°F to 87°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 49°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 Pikeville experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on September 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pikeville, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 32%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on June 30, and its lowest chance is 22% on October 16.
Over the course of February in Pikeville, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 25% to 30%, 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 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Pikeville is essentially constant, remaining about 4.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.9 inches or falling below 1.7 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 Pikeville is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Pikeville, 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, 3 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 28 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 Pikeville is 6:40 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:11 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:08 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 27 minutes later at 5:35 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Pikeville 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 5:25 AM and sets 14 hours, 34 minutes later, at 7:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:46 AM and sets 9 hours, 45 minutes later, at 4:31 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Pikeville is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 82% of the time, while on December 18, 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 Pikeville is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 5.6 miles per hour on February 26.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Pikeville typically lasts for 7.1 months (218 days), from around March 30 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 8 or after April 18, and rarely ending before October 17 or after November 20.
The month of February in Pikeville is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 4% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Pikeville is gradually increasing during February, increasing by 55°F, from 37°F to 92°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Pikeville is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 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 Pikeville are 35.606 deg latitude, -85.189 deg longitude, and 935 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pikeville contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 653 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 906 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,795 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,566 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pikeville is covered by cropland (77%) and trees (20%), within 10 miles by trees (65%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pikeville 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pikeville.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pikeville 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 Pikeville is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pikeville and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Crossville Memorial Airport (44%, 40 kilometers, north); Lovell Field (29%, 64 kilometers, south); Winchester Municipal Airport (17%, 93 kilometers, southwest); and Western Carolina Regional Airport (10%, 129 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .