Average Weather in February in Finley Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 45°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 63°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 31°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 45°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Finley typically range from 61°F to 94°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 39°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 Finley experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 61% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 40% of the time.
For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Finley, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 18% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on November 28, and its lowest chance is 3% on August 3.
Over the course of February in Finley, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 14% to 18%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Finley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.4 inches or falling below 0.1 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 Finley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Finley, 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, 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 2 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 12 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Finley is 7:18 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 42 minutes earlier at 6:36 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:01 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 5:41 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Finley during 2018, 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 5:04 AM and sets 15 hours, 47 minutes later, at 8:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:35 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:12 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Finley is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 16, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Finley is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 7.4 miles per hour to 7.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Finley typically lasts for 6.1 months (188 days), from around April 13 to around October 17, rarely starting before March 22 or after May 3, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 4.
The month of February in Finley 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 Finley are essentially constant during February, remaining within 9°F of 17°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Finley is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 1.9 kWh to 2.9 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 Finley are 46.154 deg latitude, -119.034 deg longitude, and 367 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Finley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 295 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 384 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,880 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,610 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Finley is covered by cropland (65%), water (18%), and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (42%) and shrubs (26%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (43%) and cropland (40%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Finley 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 Finley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Finley 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 Finley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Finley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tri-Cities Airport (71%, 14 kilometers, northwest); Hermiston Municipal Airport (14%, 41 kilometers, southwest); Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (8%, 53 kilometers, south); and Walla Walla Regional Airport (8%, 58 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .