Average Weather in February in Vale Oregon, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 12°F, from 40°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 61°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 25°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 41°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Vale typically range from 62°F to 93°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 34°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
Gorobinci, Macedonia (5,993 miles away); Arguvan, Turkey (6,525 miles); and Pasragad Branch, Iran (6,929 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Vale (view comparison).
The month of February in Vale experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 58% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 14, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Vale, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 19%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on December 1, and its lowest chance is 3% on July 28.
Over the course of February in Vale, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 11% to 18%, 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 Vale is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.7 inches or falling below 0.1 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 Vale is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Vale, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 48 seconds, and weekly increase of 19 minutes, 34 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Vale is 8:06 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 39 minutes earlier at 7:27 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:59 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 6:36 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Vale 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 6:06 AM and sets 15 hours, 29 minutes later, at 9:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:20 AM and sets 8 hours, 53 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Vale is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 3, 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 Vale is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 5.8 miles per hour to 6.6 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 7.6 miles per hour, while on January 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Vale typically lasts for 5.6 months (170 days), from around April 26 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 15, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 1.
The month of February in Vale 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 Vale are essentially constant during February, remaining within 4°F of 5°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Vale is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 2.3 kWh to 3.3 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 Vale are 43.982 deg latitude, -117.238 deg longitude, and 2,313 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vale contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 814 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,332 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,102 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,686 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vale is covered by cropland (54%), shrubs (20%), and grassland (16%), within 10 miles by grassland (42%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (62%) and cropland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Vale 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Vale.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vale 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 Vale is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vale and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ontario Municipal Airport (84%, 19 kilometers, east); Baker Municipal Airport (6%, 106 kilometers, northwest); Burns Municipal Airport (3.6%, 145 kilometers, west); John Day State Airport (3.7%, 146 kilometers, west); and Rome State Airport (3.1%, 163 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .