Average Weather in February in West Bishop California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 54°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 70°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 26°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 38°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in West Bishop typically range from 57°F to 95°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°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
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The month of February in West Bishop experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 43% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44% on February 22.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In West Bishop, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 25% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 2% on June 29.
Over the course of February in West Bishop, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 12% to 19%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 7% to 5%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in West Bishop is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.3 inches on February 19.
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 West Bishop is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in West Bishop, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 19 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 22 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in West Bishop is 6:56 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 6:26 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:18 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 5:46 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in West Bishop 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 5:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 44 minutes later, at 8:17 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:04 AM and sets 9 hours, 35 minutes later, at 4:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in West Bishop is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, 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 West Bishop is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 5.9 miles per hour to 6.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on October 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in West Bishop typically lasts for 5.9 months (179 days), from around April 24 to around October 20, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 9.
The month of February in West Bishop 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 West Bishop are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 45°F, from 28°F to 73°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in West Bishop is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 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 West Bishop are 37.361 deg latitude, -118.455 deg longitude, and 4,426 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of West Bishop contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 584 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,429 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (7,277 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,251 feet).
The area within 2 miles of West Bishop is covered by shrubs (63%) and cropland (30%), within 10 miles by shrubs (85%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (68%) and trees (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in West Bishop 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 West Bishop.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and West Bishop 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 West Bishop is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between West Bishop and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bishop Airport (93%, 9 kilometers, east); Mammoth Lakes Airport (4.9%, 46 kilometers, northwest); and Fresno Air Terminal Airport (1.8%, 130 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .