Average Weather in February in Mobridge South Dakota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 29°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 9°F or exceeding 55°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 10°F to 17°F, rarely falling below -10°F or exceeding 32°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mobridge typically range from 63°F to 87°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 8°F to 26°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
Agarakavan, Armenia (6,117 miles away); Almaty, Kazakhstan (6,307 miles); and Jiuquan, China (6,436 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Mobridge (view comparison).
The month of February in Mobridge experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 55% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54% on February 17.
The clearest day of the month is February 17, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on January 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Mobridge, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 6, and its lowest chance is 3% on January 30.
Over the course of February in Mobridge, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, 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 Mobridge is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling below -0.0 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 Mobridge is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on February 28.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Mobridge, 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, 20 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 43 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Mobridge is 8:02 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 41 minutes earlier at 7:21 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:48 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 6:27 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Mobridge 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 5:52 AM and sets 15 hours, 41 minutes later, at 9:34 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:18 AM and sets 8 hours, 42 minutes later, at 5:00 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mobridge is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 19% of the time, while on October 22, 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 Mobridge is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during February is 11.7 miles per hour on February 9.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Mobridge typically lasts for 5.1 months (156 days), from around May 3 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 22, and rarely ending before September 17 or after October 23.
The month of February in Mobridge 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 Mobridge are essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 2°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mobridge is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 2.2 kWh to 3.4 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 Mobridge are 45.537 deg latitude, -100.428 deg longitude, and 1,657 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mobridge contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 194 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,663 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (617 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (938 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mobridge is covered by grassland (66%), cropland (16%), and water (15%), within 10 miles by grassland (73%) and water (14%), and within 50 miles by grassland (76%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mobridge 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mobridge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mobridge 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 Mobridge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mobridge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Mobridge Municipal Airport (99%, 1.8 kilometers, northeast); Pierre Municipal Airport (0.3%, 129 kilometers, south); Faith (0.2%, 137 kilometers, southwest); and Lemmon Municipal Airport (0.2%, 137 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .