Average Weather in February in Cascade Valley Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 40°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 59°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 27°F to 31°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 40°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cascade Valley typically range from 59°F to 92°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 34°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 Cascade Valley experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 62% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 21, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 41% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on August 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cascade Valley, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 16% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on December 1, and its lowest chance is 3% on August 17.
Over the course of February in Cascade Valley, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 11% to 13%, 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 decreases from 3% to 1%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Cascade Valley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.6 inches on February 27.
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 Cascade Valley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Cascade Valley, 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, 25 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 59 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Cascade Valley is 7:22 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 43 minutes earlier at 6:38 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:00 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 41 minutes later at 5:41 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cascade Valley 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 5:01 AM and sets 15 hours, 55 minutes later, at 8:56 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:40 AM and sets 8 hours, 29 minutes later, at 4:10 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cascade Valley is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 15, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Cascade Valley is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 7.9 miles per hour throughout.
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 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Cascade Valley typically lasts for 5.7 months (175 days), from around April 22 to around October 14, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 11, and rarely ending before September 24 or after November 1.
The month of February in Cascade Valley 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 Cascade Valley are essentially constant during February, remaining within 4°F of 5°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cascade Valley is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 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 Cascade Valley are 47.135 deg latitude, -119.328 deg longitude, and 1,070 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cascade Valley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 148 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,076 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (367 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,096 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cascade Valley is covered by shrubs (36%), water (28%), artificial surfaces (23%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (54%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cascade Valley 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cascade Valley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cascade Valley 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 Cascade Valley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cascade Valley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Grant County International Airport (94%, 8 kilometers, north); Hanford (4.6%, 66 kilometers, south); and Pullman–Moscow Regional Airport (1.1%, 174 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .