Average Weather in February in Prescott Arizona, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 52°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 27°F to 31°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 40°F.
For reference, on July 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prescott typically range from 60°F to 87°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 49°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 Prescott experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 42% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43% on February 19.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on September 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
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 Prescott, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 13% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on August 3, and its lowest chance is 3% on June 13.
Over the course of February in Prescott, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 8% to 11%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Prescott is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.8 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.4 inches on February 15.
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 Prescott is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Prescott, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 47 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 29, with 11 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Prescott is 7:28 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:59 AM on February 29.
The earliest sunset is 5:59 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 6:25 PM on February 29.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Prescott during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:17 AM and sets 14 hours, 28 minutes later, at 7:45 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:33 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Prescott is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, 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 Prescott is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during February is 7.8 miles per hour on February 3.
Average Wind Speed in February
The wind direction in Prescott during February is predominantly out of the east from February 1 to February 18 and the south from February 18 to February 29.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Prescott typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 20 to around October 24, rarely starting before March 31 or after May 9, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 14.
The month of February in Prescott 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 Prescott are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 36°F, from 19°F to 56°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Prescott is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 5.0 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 Prescott are 34.540 deg latitude, -112.468 deg longitude, and 5,587 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Prescott contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 873 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,518 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,491 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,792 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Prescott is covered by shrubs (78%) and trees (22%), within 10 miles by trees (48%) and shrubs (46%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (79%) and trees (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Prescott 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Prescott.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Prescott 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 Prescott is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Prescott and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .