Average Weather in February in Sierra Colorada Argentina
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 83°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 93°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 53°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on January 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sierra Colorada typically range from 54°F to 85°F, while on July 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 31°F to 48°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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Twain Harte, California, United States (6,370 miles away); Salamanca, Spain (6,855 miles); and Larche, France (7,311 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Sierra Colorada (view comparison).
The month of February in Sierra Colorada experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 23% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 10, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.
For reference, on May 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on January 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sierra Colorada, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 8% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 15% on May 24, and its lowest chance is 4% on January 1.
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 Sierra Colorada 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 22.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Sierra Colorada, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 8 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 32 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 28, with 13 hours, 2 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 1, with 14 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The earliest sunrise of the month in Sierra Colorada is 6:39 AM on February 1 and the latest sunrise is 33 minutes later at 7:12 AM on February 28.
The latest sunset is 8:49 PM on February 1 and the earliest sunset is 35 minutes earlier at 8:14 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Sierra Colorada during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:56 AM and sets 15 hours, 5 minutes later, at 9:01 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:54 AM and sets 9 hours, 16 minutes later, at 6:10 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight 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
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 Sierra Colorada is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on February 23, 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
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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 Sierra Colorada is decreasing during February, decreasing from 13.9 miles per hour to 12.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 15.3 miles per hour, while on May 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Sierra Colorada throughout February is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 44% 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 Sierra Colorada typically lasts for 6.7 months (202 days), from around October 8 to around April 28, rarely starting before September 17 or after November 3, and rarely ending before April 9 or after May 22.
The month of February in Sierra Colorada is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
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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 Sierra Colorada are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 460°F, from 1,786°F to 2,246°F, over the course of the month.
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 Sierra Colorada is decreasing during February, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 8.1 kWh to 6.7 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 Sierra Colorada are -40.585 deg latitude, -67.757 deg longitude, and 2,152 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sierra Colorada contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 499 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,233 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,158 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,809 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sierra Colorada is covered by trees (40%), grassland (33%), shrubs (16%), and bare soil (11%), within 10 miles by trees (46%) and grassland (44%), and within 50 miles by trees (32%) and sparse vegetation (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sierra Colorada, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Sierra Colorada is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Sierra Colorada, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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 airports 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.
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