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February Weather in Van Horn Texas, United States

Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 61°F to 67°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 77°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 35°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 49°F.

For reference, on June 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Van Horn typically range from 67°F to 93°F, while on December 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 57°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Van Horn

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Van Horn181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282820°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FJanMarFeb 161°FFeb 161°F35°F35°FFeb 2867°FFeb 2867°F40°F40°FFeb 1163°FFeb 1163°F37°F37°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 Van Horn

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Van Horn181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecool
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.

Caucete, Argentina (4,954 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Van Horn (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of February in Van Horn experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 37% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38% on February 23.

The clearest day of the month is February 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.

For reference, on August 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, while on June 10, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Van Horn

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarJun 1080%Jun 1080%Feb 165%Feb 165%Feb 2862%Feb 2862%Feb 1163%Feb 1163%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 Van Horn, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 7% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 31% on August 14, and its lowest chance is 6% on April 5.

Probability of Precipitation in February in Van Horn

Probability of Precipitation in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%1%1%2%2%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%7%7%8%8%9%9%JanMarFeb 17%Feb 17%Feb 288%Feb 288%Feb 117%Feb 117%snowrainmixed
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 Van Horn is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.4 inches on February 25.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Van Horn

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 inJanMarFeb 240.4 inFeb 240.4 inFeb 10.4 inFeb 10.4 inFeb 110.4 inFeb 110.4 in
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.

Sun

Over the course of February in Van Horn, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 2 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Van Horn

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 110 hr, 44 minFeb 110 hr, 44 minFeb 2811 hr, 31 minFeb 2811 hr, 31 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 Van Horn is 7:51 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 7:26 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 6:35 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 22 minutes later at 6:57 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Van Horn 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 6:56 AM and sets 14 hours, 10 minutes later, at 9:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:53 AM and sets 10 hours, 8 minutes later, at 6:01 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February in Van Horn

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMJanMar7:26 AM7:26 AMFeb 286:57 PMFeb 286:57 PM7:51 AM7:51 AMFeb 16:35 PMFeb 16:35 PM7:43 AM7:43 AMFeb 116:43 PMFeb 116:43 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 Van Horn

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February in Van Horn181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarJan 1211:01 PMJan 1211:01 PMJan 281:17 PMJan 281:17 PMFeb 111:06 PMFeb 111:06 PMFeb 272:18 AMFeb 272:18 AMMar 134:22 AMMar 134:22 AMMar 281:49 PMMar 281:49 PM7:37 AM7:37 AM5:54 PM5:54 PM5:32 PM5:32 PM8:02 AM8:02 AM7:56 AM7:56 AM6:48 PM6:48 PM6:27 PM6:27 PM7:59 AM7:59 AM7:38 AM7:38 AM7:33 PM7:33 PM7:19 PM7:19 PM8:05 AM8:05 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 Van Horn is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 in Van Horn

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%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 Van Horn is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 9.6 miles per hour to 10.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.2 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February in Van Horn

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Van Horn throughout February is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 52% on February 21.

Wind Direction in February in Van Horn

Wind Direction in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMarwestsoutheastnorth
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).

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 Van Horn typically lasts for 7.9 months (241 days), from around March 19 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 23 or after April 11, and rarely ending before October 28 or after December 5.

The month of February in Van Horn is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 1% to 16% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Van Horn

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarFeb 11%Feb 11%Feb 2816%Feb 2816%Feb 114%Feb 114%50%Mar 1950%Mar 19freezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Van Horn are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 122°F, from 78°F to 199°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February in Van Horn

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 Van Horn is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 4.4 kWh to 5.4 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Van Horn

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Van Horn18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJanMarFeb 14.4 kWhFeb 14.4 kWhFeb 285.4 kWhFeb 285.4 kWhFeb 114.7 kWhFeb 114.7 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 Van Horn are 31.040 deg latitude, -104.831 deg longitude, and 4,039 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Van Horn contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 230 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,046 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,156 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,377 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Van Horn is covered by shrubs (100%), within 10 miles by shrubs (98%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (94%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Van Horn, 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 Van Horn.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pine Springs, Guadalupe Mountains National Park (KGDP, 35%, 88 kilometers, north); Marfa Municipal Airport (KMRF, 29%, 108 kilometers, southeast); Pecos Municipal Airport (KPEQ, 21%, 131 kilometers, east); and El Paso International Airport (KELP, 15%, 170 kilometers, northwest).

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.