Average Weather in February in Limestone Maine, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 21°F to 28°F, rarely falling below 6°F or exceeding 40°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 5°F to 12°F, rarely falling below -11°F or exceeding 29°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Limestone typically range from 58°F to 76°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 21°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 Limestone experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 69% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 32% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on August 21, 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 Limestone, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 22% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on July 12, and its lowest chance is 21% on February 11.
Over the course of February in Limestone, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 2% to 5%, 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 remains an essentially constant 14% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Limestone is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.6 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on February 12.
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 Limestone is essentially constant, remaining about 1.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.5 inches or falling below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Limestone, 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, 24 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 7 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 50 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Limestone is 6:55 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 43 minutes earlier at 6:12 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:34 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 41 minutes later at 5:15 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Limestone 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 4:36 AM and sets 15 hours, 53 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:13 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 3:45 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 Limestone is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 10% 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 Limestone is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 8.5 miles per hour on February 26.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Limestone throughout February is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 45% on February 3.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Limestone typically lasts for 4.7 months (143 days), from around May 11 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 24 or after May 27, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 18.
The month of February in Limestone 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 Limestone are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Limestone is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 1.8 kWh to 2.8 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 Limestone are 46.909 deg latitude, -67.826 deg longitude, and 591 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Limestone contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 305 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 639 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (840 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,083 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Limestone is covered by cropland (82%) and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (40%), and within 50 miles by trees (85%) and cropland (10%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Limestone, 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 Limestone.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Limestone 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 Limestone is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Limestone and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .