Average Weather in February in Cascade Idaho, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 15°F to 21°F, rarely falling below -0°F or exceeding 32°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cascade typically range from 49°F to 82°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 13°F to 27°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 Cascade experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 61% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 14, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 40% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cascade, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on December 1, and its lowest chance is 6% on July 25.
Over the course of February in Cascade, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 5% to 11%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 9% to 12%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 13% to 8%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Cascade is increasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 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 Cascade is decreasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Cascade, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 51 seconds, and weekly increase of 19 minutes, 58 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Cascade is 8:02 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 40 minutes earlier at 7:23 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:53 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 6:30 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cascade 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 5:59 AM and sets 15 hours, 33 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:17 AM and sets 8 hours, 49 minutes later, at 5:07 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cascade is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on June 24, 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 Cascade is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour, while on January 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Cascade typically lasts for 3.1 months (96 days), from around June 9 to around September 13, rarely starting before May 15 or after July 3, and rarely ending before August 22 or after October 4.
The month of February in Cascade 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 Cascade are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cascade is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 2.4 kWh to 3.4 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 Cascade are 44.516 deg latitude, -116.042 deg longitude, and 4,833 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cascade contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 741 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,837 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,950 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,864 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cascade is covered by sparse vegetation (28%), shrubs (24%), grassland (16%), and water (16%), within 10 miles by trees (34%) and shrubs (31%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (39%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cascade 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 Cascade.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cascade 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 Cascade is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cascade and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: McCall Airport (55%, 42 kilometers, north); Ontario Municipal Airport (11%, 95 kilometers, southwest); Stanley, Stanley Ranger Station (13%, 97 kilometers, southeast); Boise Air Terminal (11%, 107 kilometers, south); and Caldwell Industrial Airport (10%, 107 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .