Average Weather in February in Tonopah Nevada, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 45°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 62°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 22°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 12°F or exceeding 34°F.
For reference, on July 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tonopah typically range from 57°F to 89°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 41°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 Tonopah experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46% on February 22.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on August 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 87%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tonopah, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 7% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 8% on February 22, and its lowest chance is 2% on June 20.
Over the course of February in Tonopah, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 3% to 5%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, 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 Tonopah is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling below -0.0 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 Tonopah is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Tonopah, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 15 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 44 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Tonopah is 6:53 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 6:21 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:12 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 5:41 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tonopah 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 5:26 AM and sets 14 hours, 49 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:01 AM and sets 9 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tonopah is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in Tonopah is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 8.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour, while on October 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Tonopah typically lasts for 5.0 months (154 days), from around May 10 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 18 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 21 or after November 1.
The month of February in Tonopah 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 Tonopah are essentially constant during February, remaining within 6°F of 11°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tonopah is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 3.5 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 Tonopah are 38.067 deg latitude, -117.230 deg longitude, and 6,040 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tonopah contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,342 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,120 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,224 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,300 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tonopah is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (100%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (91%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tonopah 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 Tonopah.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tonopah 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 Tonopah is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tonopah and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tonopah Airport (90%, 12 kilometers, east); Bishop Airport (6%, 126 kilometers, southwest); and Naval Air Station Fallon (3.4%, 198 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .