Average Weather in February in Zapata Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 71°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 90°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 49°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Zapata typically range from 76°F to 99°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 68°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 Zapata experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on August 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on June 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Zapata, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 11% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on September 13, and its lowest chance is 9% on December 14.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Zapata is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Zapata, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 39 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 7 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Zapata is 7:22 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 7:01 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:19 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 18 minutes later at 6:37 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Zapata 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 6:43 AM and sets 13 hours, 50 minutes later, at 8:34 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:21 AM and sets 10 hours, 27 minutes later, at 5:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Zapata is gradually increasing during February, rising from 2% to 6% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 72% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Zapata is increasing during February, increasing from 9.1 miles per hour to 10.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.2 miles per hour, while on January 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Zapata throughout February is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 38% on February 28.
Wind Direction in February
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Zapata over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 2, with a 56% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Zapata are increasing during February, increasing by 338°F, from 274°F to 612°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Zapata is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 5.2 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 Zapata are 26.907 deg latitude, -99.271 deg longitude, and 394 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Zapata contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 364 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (289 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,542 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Zapata is covered by grassland (61%), shrubs (21%), and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by shrubs (43%) and grassland (40%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (50%) and grassland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Zapata, 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 Zapata.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Zapata 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 Zapata is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Zapata and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Zapata County Airport (97%, 7 kilometers, north); Edinburg Rio Grande Valley Regional Freight Terminal Airport (1.3%, 125 kilometers, southeast); Del Norte International Airport (0.9%, 151 kilometers, southwest); and General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (1.0%, 151 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .