Average Weather in February in Drayton Valley Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 28°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 4°F or exceeding 50°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 9°F to 14°F, rarely falling below -16°F or exceeding 31°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Drayton Valley typically range from 51°F to 73°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 6°F to 23°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
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The month of February in Drayton Valley experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 67% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68% on February 26.
The clearest day of the month is February 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 34% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on August 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 60%.
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 Drayton Valley, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 9%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on June 26, and its lowest chance is 6% on February 9.
Over the course of February in Drayton Valley, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 5% to 7%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Drayton Valley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches or falling below -0.0 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 Drayton Valley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Drayton Valley, 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, 51 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 27 minutes, 43 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 8 hours, 59 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 10 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Drayton Valley is 8:24 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 56 minutes earlier at 7:27 AM on February 29.
The earliest sunset is 5:23 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 54 minutes later at 6:17 PM on February 29.
Daylight saving time is observed in Drayton Valley 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 5:12 AM and sets 16 hours, 59 minutes later, at 10:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:52 AM and sets 7 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:24 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Drayton Valley is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 15, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Drayton Valley is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Drayton Valley throughout February is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 53% on February 1.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Drayton Valley typically lasts for 4.0 months (125 days), from around May 16 to around September 18, rarely starting before April 25 or after June 13, and rarely ending before August 30 or after October 7.
The month of February in Drayton Valley 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 Drayton Valley are essentially constant during February, remaining around 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Drayton Valley is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.4 kWh to 2.4 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 Drayton Valley are 53.217 deg latitude, -114.985 deg longitude, and 2,776 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Drayton Valley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 338 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,796 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (794 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,303 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Drayton Valley is covered by cropland (77%), trees (12%), and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (62%) and trees (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and cropland (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Drayton Valley 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 Drayton Valley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Drayton Valley 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 Drayton Valley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Drayton Valley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Violet Grove (68%, 12 kilometers, southwest); Tomahawk AGDM (19%, 30 kilometers, northeast); and Breton Plots (12%, 40 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .