Average Weather in February in Grand Forks Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 34°F to 42°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 50°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 24°F to 27°F, rarely falling below 10°F or exceeding 35°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Grand Forks typically range from 57°F to 88°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°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 Grand Forks experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 71% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 31% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Grand Forks, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on November 21, and its lowest chance is 10% on August 24.
Over the course of February in Grand Forks, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 8% to 16%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 7% to 3%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Grand Forks is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches or falls below 0.2 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 Grand Forks is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Grand Forks, 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, 31 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 36 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Grand Forks is 7:24 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 47 minutes earlier at 6:37 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:51 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 44 minutes later at 5:35 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Grand Forks 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 4:49 AM and sets 16 hours, 13 minutes later, at 9:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:45 AM and sets 8 hours, 13 minutes later, at 3:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Grand Forks is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 10, 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 Grand Forks is essentially constant during February, remaining around 3.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour, while on January 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Grand Forks typically lasts for 5.5 months (166 days), from around April 26 to around October 10, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 18, and rarely ending before September 21 or after October 29.
The month of February in Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Grand Forks is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 1.6 kWh to 2.7 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 Grand Forks are 49.033 deg latitude, -118.436 deg longitude, and 1,913 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Grand Forks contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,329 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,054 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,649 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,352 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Grand Forks is covered by sparse vegetation (44%), shrubs (24%), and grassland (19%), within 10 miles by trees (70%) and shrubs (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (67%) and shrubs (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Grand Forks and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .