Average Weather in February in Joshua Tree California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 61°F to 66°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 76°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 39°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 50°F.
For reference, on July 14, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Joshua Tree typically range from 73°F to 99°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 57°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 Joshua Tree experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 39% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40% on February 21.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on September 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Joshua Tree, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 11% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 12% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 13.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Joshua Tree is essentially constant, remaining about 1.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.8 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.0 inches on February 15.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Joshua Tree, 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 1 minute, 56 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 34 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 11 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Joshua Tree is 6:42 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 28 minutes earlier at 6:14 AM on February 29.
The earliest sunset is 5:15 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 5:41 PM on February 29.
Daylight saving time is observed in Joshua Tree during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 8:00 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:47 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Joshua Tree is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on October 12, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Joshua Tree is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 7.3 miles per hour to 7.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour, while on September 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The wind direction in Joshua Tree during February is predominantly out of the north from February 1 to February 7 and the west from February 7 to February 29.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Joshua Tree typically lasts for 9.5 months (289 days), from around February 14 to around November 28, rarely starting before January 12 or after March 9, and rarely ending before November 7 or after December 23.
During February in Joshua Tree, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 28% to 80% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Joshua Tree are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 121°F, from 82°F to 204°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Joshua Tree is increasing during February, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.9 kWh to 5.1 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 Joshua Tree are 34.135 deg latitude, -116.313 deg longitude, and 2,999 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Joshua Tree contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,086 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,894 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,658 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,719 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Joshua Tree is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (95%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (79%) and bare soil (10%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Joshua Tree and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Twenty-Nine Palms, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (79%, 23 kilometers, northeast) and Palm Springs International Airport (21%, 39 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .