Average Weather in February in Fortuna Foothills Arizona, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 71°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 50°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on July 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fortuna Foothills typically range from 82°F to 106°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 67°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 Fortuna Foothills experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 33% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 35% on February 20.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 35%, while on September 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 88%.
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 Fortuna Foothills, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 11% on August 24, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 8.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Fortuna Foothills is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Fortuna Foothills, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 50 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 49 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 11 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Fortuna Foothills is 7:32 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 7:05 AM on February 29.
The earliest sunset is 6:10 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 6:34 PM on February 29.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Fortuna Foothills during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:30 AM and sets 14 hours, 18 minutes later, at 7:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:36 AM and sets 10 hours, 0 minutes later, at 5:36 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fortuna Foothills is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 46% of the time, while on December 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 Fortuna Foothills is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on September 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Fortuna Foothills throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 45% on February 1.
Wind Direction in February
Temperatures in Fortuna Foothills are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Fortuna Foothills are increasing during February, increasing by 334°F, from 275°F to 609°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fortuna Foothills is increasing during February, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.1 kWh to 5.3 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 Fortuna Foothills are 32.658 deg latitude, -114.412 deg longitude, and 358 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fortuna Foothills contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 342 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,552 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,711 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fortuna Foothills is covered by shrubs (98%), within 10 miles by shrubs (77%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (77%) and cropland (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fortuna Foothills 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 is only a single weather station, Yuma International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Fortuna Foothills.
At a distance of 18 kilometers from Fortuna Foothills, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Fortuna Foothills according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .