Average Weather in February in Hillcrest Heights Maryland, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 43°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 65°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 29°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Hillcrest Heights typically range from 71°F to 88°F, while on January 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 43°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 Hillcrest Heights experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 51% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.
For reference, on January 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on October 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Hillcrest Heights, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 23% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on June 17, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 20.
Over the course of February in Hillcrest Heights, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 15% to 20%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 3% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Hillcrest Heights is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.8 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 Hillcrest Heights is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Hillcrest Heights, 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, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 19 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Hillcrest Heights is 7:13 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 6:41 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:29 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 5:59 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Hillcrest Heights 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 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 53 minutes later, at 8:36 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:22 AM and sets 9 hours, 27 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Hillcrest Heights is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 67% of the time, while on January 24, 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 Hillcrest Heights is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 9.7 miles per hour on February 26.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Hillcrest Heights is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Hillcrest Heights is essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 37°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 36°F on February 7.
Average Water Temperature in February
The growing season in Hillcrest Heights typically lasts for 7.6 months (231 days), from around March 28 to around November 15, rarely starting before March 12 or after April 14, and rarely ending before October 28 or after December 2.
The month of February in Hillcrest Heights 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 Hillcrest Heights are essentially constant during February, remaining within 11°F of 28°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Hillcrest Heights is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 2.7 kWh to 3.7 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 Hillcrest Heights are 38.833 deg latitude, -76.959 deg longitude, and 200 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hillcrest Heights contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 233 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 216 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (407 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,335 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hillcrest Heights is covered by artificial surfaces (99%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (71%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (39%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hillcrest Heights 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 Hillcrest Heights.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hillcrest Heights 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 Hillcrest Heights is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hillcrest Heights and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (41%, 7 kilometers, west); Washington Executive Airport/Hyde Field (44%, 8 kilometers, east); and College Park Airport (15%, 17 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .