Average Weather in February in Orland Maine, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 29°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 46°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 12°F to 19°F, rarely falling below -4°F or exceeding 33°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Orland typically range from 60°F to 79°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 11°F to 29°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 Orland experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 55% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on April 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on September 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
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 Orland, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 24% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on June 15, and its lowest chance is 22% on August 29.
Over the course of February in Orland, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 7% to 12%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 6% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 11% to 7%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Orland is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.3 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 Orland is essentially constant, remaining about 1.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.5 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Orland, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 52 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Orland is 6:53 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 40 minutes earlier at 6:13 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:44 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 5:21 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Orland during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:49 AM and sets 15 hours, 34 minutes later, at 8:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:08 AM and sets 8 hours, 49 minutes later, at 3:57 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Orland is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 17% 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 Orland is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The wind direction in Orland during February is predominantly out of the west from February 1 to February 10 and the north from February 10 to February 28.
Wind Direction in February
Orland is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Orland is essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 38°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February
The growing season in Orland typically lasts for 5.4 months (165 days), from around April 29 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 15, and rarely ending before September 25 or after October 29.
The month of February in Orland 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 Orland are essentially constant during February, remaining around 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Orland is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 2.1 kWh to 3.0 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 Orland are 44.570 deg latitude, -68.736 deg longitude, and 207 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Orland contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 279 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 94 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,253 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,532 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Orland is covered by trees (64%) and water (15%), within 10 miles by trees (78%) and water (15%), and within 50 miles by trees (63%) and water (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Orland, 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 Orland.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Orland 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 Orland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Orland and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bangor International Airport (45%, 26 kilometers, north); Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (33%, 32 kilometers, southeast); Knox County Regional Airport (12%, 63 kilometers, southwest); and Waterville Robert Lafleur Airport (10%, 74 kilometers, west).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .