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February Weather in Haines Alaska, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 31°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 43°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 22°F to 24°F, rarely falling below 3°F or exceeding 35°F.

For reference, on July 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Haines typically range from 52°F to 65°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 29°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Haines

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280°F0°F5°F5°F10°F10°F15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°FJanMarFeb 131°FFeb 131°F22°F22°FFeb 2835°FFeb 2835°F24°F24°FFeb 1132°FFeb 1132°F22°F22°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 in Haines

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Haines181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarfreezingvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Vikersund, Norway (3,997 miles away) and Kovářská, Czechia (4,660 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Haines (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of February in Haines experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 77% to 72%.

The clearest day of the month is February 22, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 28% of the time.

For reference, on October 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81%, while on May 15, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 31%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Haines

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarFeb 123%Feb 123%Feb 2828%Feb 2828%Feb 1124%Feb 1124%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Haines, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is decreasing, starting the month at 55% and ending it at 50%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 69% on October 10, and its lowest chance is 37% on June 23.

Over the course of February in Haines, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 19% to 28%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 19% to 14%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 17% to 9%.

Probability of Precipitation in February in Haines

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 Haines is essentially constant, remaining about 5.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 9.0 inches or falling below 1.2 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 5.0 inches on February 9.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Haines

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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 Haines is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February in Haines

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inJanMarFeb 12.8 inFeb 12.8 inFeb 281.4 inFeb 281.4 inFeb 112.2 inFeb 112.2 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of February in Haines, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 18 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 5 minutes, 7 seconds, and weekly increase of 35 minutes, 50 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 8 hours, 11 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Haines

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 18 hr, 11 minFeb 18 hr, 11 minFeb 2810 hr, 29 minFeb 2810 hr, 29 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Haines is 8:10 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 10 minutes earlier at 7:00 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 4:21 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 8 minutes later at 5:29 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Haines 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 3:46 AM and sets 18 hours, 35 minutes later, at 10:21 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:56 AM and sets 6 hours, 6 minutes later, at 3:03 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February in Haines

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar7:00 AM7:00 AMFeb 285:29 PMFeb 285:29 PM8:10 AM8:10 AMFeb 14:21 PMFeb 14:21 PM7:46 AM7:46 AMFeb 114:46 PMFeb 114:46 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of February. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

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 in Haines

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February in Haines181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarJan 128:01 PMJan 128:01 PMJan 2810:17 AMJan 2810:17 AMFeb 1110:06 AMFeb 1110:06 AMFeb 2611:18 PMFeb 2611:18 PMMar 131:22 AMMar 131:22 AMMar 2810:49 AMMar 2810:49 AM9:09 AM9:09 AM2:39 PM2:39 PM2:25 PM2:25 PM9:06 AM9:06 AM8:34 AM8:34 AM4:31 PM4:31 PM4:26 PM4:26 PM7:55 AM7:55 AM7:10 AM7:10 AM6:23 PM6:23 PM6:03 PM6:03 PM7:19 AM7:19 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 Haines is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Haines

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JanMarFeb 150%Feb 150%Feb 10%Feb 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Haines is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour, while on May 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February in Haines

Average Wind Speed in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphJanMarFeb 18.2 mphFeb 18.2 mphFeb 288.4 mphFeb 288.4 mphFeb 118.1 mphFeb 118.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Haines during February is predominantly out of the south from February 1 to February 2 and the north from February 2 to February 28.

Wind Direction in February in Haines

Wind Direction in February in HainesSNS18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMarsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Haines 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 Haines is essentially constant during February, remaining around 40°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in February in Haines

Average Water Temperature in February in Haines181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282837°F37°F38°F38°F39°F39°F40°F40°F41°F41°F42°F42°F43°F43°F44°F44°FJanMarFeb 141°FFeb 141°FFeb 2840°FFeb 2840°FFeb 1140°FFeb 1140°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

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 Haines typically lasts for 5.7 months (173 days), from around April 24 to around October 14, rarely starting before April 7 or after May 13, and rarely ending before September 24 or after November 3.

The month of February in Haines is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Haines

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMar0%Feb 150%Feb 15frigidfreezingvery coldcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Haines are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in February in Haines

Growing Degree Days in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0°F0.0°F0.1°F0.1°F0.2°F0.2°F0.3°F0.3°F0.4°F0.4°F0.5°F0.5°F0.6°F0.6°F0.7°F0.7°F0.8°F0.8°F0.9°F0.9°F1.0°F1.0°FJanMarFeb 10°FFeb 10°FFeb 280°FFeb 280°FFeb 110°FFeb 110°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of February, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Haines is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 0.7 kWh to 1.6 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Haines

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Haines18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWhJanMarFeb 10.7 kWhFeb 10.7 kWhFeb 281.6 kWhFeb 281.6 kWhFeb 110.9 kWhFeb 110.9 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Haines are 59.236 deg latitude, -135.445 deg longitude, and 33 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Haines contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,991 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 228 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,693 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,848 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Haines is covered by water (54%) and trees (32%), within 10 miles by water (29%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by snow and glaciers (32%) and trees (17%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Haines, 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 Haines.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Haines 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 Haines is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Haines and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Haines Airport (PAHN, 93%, 3.7 kilometers, west); Skagway Airport (PAGY, 5%, 25 kilometers, north); Gustavus Airport (PAGS, 0.8%, 93 kilometers, south); and Juneau International Airport (PAJN, 0.6%, 110 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

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.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.

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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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