Average Weather in February in Winston Oregon, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 52°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 66°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 37°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Winston typically range from 58°F to 87°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°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
The month of February in Winston experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 72% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 29% of the time.
For reference, on November 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 85%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Winston, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 45% and ending it at 49%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on November 30, and its lowest chance is 3% on August 6.
Over the course of February in Winston, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 43% to 48%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
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 Winston is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 5.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.2 inches or falls below 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 5.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.0 inches or falls below 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Winston, 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, 13 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 58 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Winston is 7:28 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 6:51 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:26 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 6:01 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Winston during 2018, 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 5:34 AM and sets 15 hours, 23 minutes later, at 8:56 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:42 AM and sets 8 hours, 59 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time 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 Winston is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on May 20, 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
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 Winston is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.6 miles per hour, while on May 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Winston 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 Winston is essentially constant during February, remaining around 50°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 50°F on February 12.
Average Water Temperature 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 Winston typically lasts for 8.1 months (250 days), from around March 15 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 11 or after April 12, and rarely ending before October 24 or after December 16.
The month of February in Winston is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 4% to 29% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
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 Winston are essentially constant during February, remaining within 15°F of 32°F throughout.
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 Winston is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 1.9 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 Winston are 43.122 deg latitude, -123.413 deg longitude, and 610 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Winston contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 974 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 653 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,779 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Winston is covered by cropland (47%), shrubs (21%), grassland (15%), and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by shrubs (40%) and trees (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (64%) and shrubs (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Winston year round, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Winston.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Winston 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 Winston is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Winston and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Roseburg Municipal Airport (89%, 14 kilometers, north); Sexton Summit, (3.9%, 58 kilometers, south); and Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (7%, 75 kilometers, northwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.