Average Weather in February in Leland Michigan, United States
In Leland, the month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 5°F, from 29°F to 34°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 46°F or dropping below 17°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 19°F to 21°F, rarely falling below 5°F or exceeding 34°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 19°F on February 3.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Leland typically range from 61°F to 76°F, while on February 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 29°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 Leland experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 75% to 67%.
The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 33% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 76%, while on August 3, 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 Leland, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 16% on February 2.
Over the course of February in Leland, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 4% to 8%, 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 10% to 7%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Leland is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.4 inches on February 4.
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 Leland is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Leland, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 19 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 22 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Leland is 8:02 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 40 minutes earlier at 7:22 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:51 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 6:29 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Leland 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 5:56 AM and sets 15 hours, 37 minutes later, at 9:33 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:18 AM and sets 8 hours, 46 minutes later, at 5:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Leland is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 20% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Leland is decreasing during February, decreasing from 15.9 miles per hour to 14.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 16.7 miles per hour, while on July 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Leland 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 Leland is essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 36°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February
The growing season in Leland typically lasts for 5.7 months (174 days), from around May 9 to around October 30, rarely starting before April 21 or after May 28, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 15.
The month of February in Leland is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Leland is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Leland is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.7 kWh to 2.8 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 Leland are 45.023 deg latitude, -85.760 deg longitude, and 584 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Leland contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 289 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 597 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (492 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,234 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Leland is covered by water (83%), within 10 miles by water (60%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by water (57%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Leland 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 Leland.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Leland 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 Leland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Leland and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cherry Capital Airport (35%, 34 kilometers, southeast); Antrim County Airport (24%, 44 kilometers, east); Charlevoix Municipal Airport (20%, 49 kilometers, northeast); Frankfort City-Benzie County Airport (17%, 56 kilometers, southwest); and Delta County Airport (4.7%, 130 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .