Average Weather in February in Caliente Nevada, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 47°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 65°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 26°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 39°F.
For reference, on July 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Caliente typically range from 65°F to 92°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°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 Caliente experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46% on February 27.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.
For reference, on February 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on September 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 86%.
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 Caliente, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is increasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 16% on February 24, and its lowest chance is 4% on June 26.
Over the course of February in Caliente, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 8% to 14%, 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
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Caliente is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.9 inches on February 28.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Caliente, 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, 13 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 11 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Caliente is 6:42 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 6:09 AM on February 29.
The earliest sunset is 5:01 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 5:31 PM on February 29.
Daylight saving time is observed in Caliente 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 5:16 AM and sets 14 hours, 46 minutes later, at 8:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Caliente 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Caliente is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 9.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.0 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Caliente throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 45% on February 1.
Wind Direction in February
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Caliente typically lasts for 6.3 months (192 days), from around April 15 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 21 or after May 3, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 11.
The month of February in Caliente is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Caliente are essentially constant during February, remaining within 10°F of 15°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Caliente is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 3.5 kWh to 4.6 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 Caliente are 37.615 deg latitude, -114.512 deg longitude, and 4,938 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Caliente contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,056 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,779 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,484 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,395 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Caliente is covered by shrubs (91%), within 10 miles by shrubs (92%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (85%) and trees (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Caliente 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 Caliente.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Caliente 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 Caliente is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Caliente and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Saint George Municipal Airport (28%, 99 kilometers, southeast); Cedar City Regional Airport (24%, 125 kilometers, east); Las Vegas, Tonopah Range #74 Nellis AFB (18%, 154 kilometers, west); Creech Air Force Base (16%, 155 kilometers, southwest); and Nellis Air Force Base (14%, 159 kilometers, south).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
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.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.