Average Weather in February in Salmon Arm Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 34°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 49°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 23°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 6°F or exceeding 35°F.
For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Salmon Arm typically range from 55°F to 83°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 20°F to 30°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 Salmon Arm experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 73% to 68%.
The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 32% of the time.
For reference, on January 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on August 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Salmon Arm, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 21% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on November 10, and its lowest chance is 14% on August 10.
Over the course of February in Salmon Arm, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 8% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 8% to 4%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Salmon Arm is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 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 Salmon Arm is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Salmon Arm, 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, 37 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 35 seconds, and weekly increase of 25 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 17 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Salmon Arm is 7:32 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 50 minutes earlier at 6:43 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:49 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 47 minutes later at 5:37 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Salmon Arm 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 4:44 AM and sets 16 hours, 30 minutes later, at 9:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:56 AM and sets 7 hours, 58 minutes later, at 3:54 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Salmon Arm is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% 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 Salmon Arm is essentially constant during February, remaining around 3.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Salmon Arm typically lasts for 5.3 months (159 days), from around April 29 to around October 5, rarely starting before April 9 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 17 or after October 24.
The month of February in Salmon Arm 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 Salmon Arm are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Salmon Arm is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.5 kWh to 2.5 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 Salmon Arm are 50.700 deg latitude, -119.302 deg longitude, and 1,421 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Salmon Arm contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,375 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,283 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,783 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,199 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Salmon Arm is covered by trees (26%), water (19%), sparse vegetation (16%), and cropland (15%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and sparse vegetation (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (70%) and sparse vegetation (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Salmon Arm 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Salmon Arm.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Salmon Arm 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 Salmon Arm is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Salmon Arm and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .