Average Weather in February in Cambridge Nebraska, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 20°F to 26°F, rarely falling below 3°F or exceeding 37°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cambridge typically range from 66°F to 90°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 39°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 Cambridge experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.
For reference, on March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on July 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cambridge, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 4% on January 15.
Over the course of February in Cambridge, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 1% to 4%, 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 3% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Cambridge is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches.
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 Cambridge is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on February 7.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Cambridge, 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, 6 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 6 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Cambridge is 7:49 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 34 minutes earlier at 7:15 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:59 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 6:31 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cambridge 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 6:11 AM and sets 15 hours, 3 minutes later, at 9:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 9 hours, 18 minutes later, at 5:17 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cambridge is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 31% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Cambridge is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 11.0 miles per hour to 11.6 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 12.8 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Cambridge typically lasts for 5.7 months (173 days), from around April 22 to around October 12, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 10, and rarely ending before September 23 or after October 31.
The month of February in Cambridge 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 Cambridge are essentially constant during February, remaining within 10°F of 20°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cambridge is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 3.0 kWh to 4.1 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 Cambridge are 40.282 deg latitude, -100.166 deg longitude, and 2,300 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cambridge contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 184 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,292 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (443 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,243 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cambridge is covered by cropland (50%) and grassland (46%), within 10 miles by grassland (54%) and cropland (45%), and within 50 miles by grassland (55%) and cropland (45%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cambridge 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cambridge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cambridge 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 Cambridge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cambridge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport (44%, 37 kilometers, west); Jim Kelly Field (19%, 66 kilometers, northeast); Brewster Field (17%, 73 kilometers, east); North Platte Regional Airport Lee Bird Field (10%, 103 kilometers, northwest); and Hill City Municipal Airport (10%, 105 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .