Average Weather in February in Whittier California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 69°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 48°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on August 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Whittier typically range from 67°F to 87°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 46°F to 67°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 Whittier experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43% on February 22.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Whittier, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 19% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on February 19, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 17.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Whittier is essentially constant, remaining about 3.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.5 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.3 inches on February 18.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Whittier, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 56 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Whittier is 6:48 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 6:21 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:22 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 5:47 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Whittier 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 5:41 AM and sets 14 hours, 25 minutes later, at 8:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:53 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Whittier is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% 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 Whittier is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Whittier 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 Whittier is essentially constant during February, remaining around 59°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 59°F on February 12.
Average Water Temperature in February
Temperatures in Whittier are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Whittier are increasing during February, increasing by 217°F, from 227°F to 443°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Whittier is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 4.8 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 Whittier are 33.979 deg latitude, -118.033 deg longitude, and 282 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Whittier contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,175 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 452 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,388 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,062 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Whittier is covered by artificial surfaces (72%) and shrubs (18%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (94%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (40%) and water (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Whittier 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 Whittier.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Whittier 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 Whittier is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Whittier and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fullerton Municipal Airport (61%, 13 kilometers, southeast); Los Angeles / USC Campus Downtown (26%, 24 kilometers, west); Mount Wilson (1.5%, 28 kilometers, north); and Ontario International Airport (12%, 37 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .