Average Weather in February in Tehachapi California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 51°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 65°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 32°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 40°F.
For reference, on July 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tehachapi typically range from 57°F to 87°F, while on December 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 50°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 Tehachapi experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 47% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49% on February 22.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tehachapi, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 17% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 19% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 24.
Over the course of February in Tehachapi, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 12% to 15%, 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 remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Tehachapi is essentially constant, remaining about 1.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.1 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.7 inches on February 19.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Tehachapi, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 54 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 1 second, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 5 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 30 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Tehachapi is 6:52 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 28 minutes earlier at 6:24 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:22 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 5:48 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tehachapi 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 8:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:58 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tehachapi is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, 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 Tehachapi is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on September 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Tehachapi typically lasts for 5.9 months (179 days), from around April 30 to around October 25, rarely starting before April 8 or after May 25, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 19.
The month of February in Tehachapi 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 Tehachapi are essentially constant during February, remaining within 14°F of 39°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tehachapi is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.6 kWh to 4.6 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 Tehachapi are 35.132 deg latitude, -118.449 deg longitude, and 4,088 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tehachapi contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,112 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,038 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,548 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,606 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tehachapi is covered by grassland (59%) and shrubs (39%), within 10 miles by shrubs (57%) and grassland (28%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (59%) and grassland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tehachapi 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 Tehachapi.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tehachapi 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 Tehachapi is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tehachapi and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tehachapi Municipal Airport (98%, 1.0 kilometers, east); Sandberg (1.3%, 50 kilometers, southwest); and Meadows Field (0.3%, 64 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .