Average Weather in February in Clinton Montana, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 31°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 50°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 17°F to 22°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 32°F.
For reference, on July 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Clinton typically range from 50°F to 83°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°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 Clinton 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 lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60% on February 15.
The clearest day of the month is February 15, 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 65%, while on July 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
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 Clinton, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 18% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on June 3, and its lowest chance is 15% on July 25.
Over the course of February in Clinton, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 4% to 8%, 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 decreases from 9% to 6%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Clinton is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during February in Clinton is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Clinton, 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, 27 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 40 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 11 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Clinton is 7:59 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 44 minutes earlier at 7:15 AM on February 29.
The earliest sunset is 5:37 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 42 minutes later at 6:20 PM on February 29.
Daylight saving time is observed in Clinton 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 5:40 AM and sets 15 hours, 52 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, 32 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 Clinton is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
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 Clinton is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Clinton throughout February is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on February 28.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Clinton typically lasts for 3.8 months (116 days), from around May 22 to around September 15, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 11, and rarely ending before August 28 or after October 3.
The month of February in Clinton 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 Clinton are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Clinton is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 2.1 kWh to 3.2 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 Clinton are 46.769 deg latitude, -113.713 deg longitude, and 4,357 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Clinton contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,005 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,988 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,419 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,612 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Clinton is covered by shrubs (49%), sparse vegetation (29%), and trees (17%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and shrubs (38%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and sparse vegetation (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Clinton 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Clinton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Clinton 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 Clinton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Clinton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Missoula International Airport (64%, 34 kilometers, northwest); Bert Mooney Airport (14%, 129 kilometers, southeast); Helena Regional Airport (14%, 135 kilometers, east); and Lemhi County Airport (9%, 184 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .