Average Weather in February in Ashland Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 49°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 74°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 26°F to 33°F, rarely falling below 13°F or exceeding 44°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ashland typically range from 71°F to 96°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 46°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 Ashland experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 42% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43% on February 15.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on September 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
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 Ashland, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 10%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 11.
Over the course of February in Ashland, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 3% to 8%, 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 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Ashland is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 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 Ashland is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Ashland, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Ashland is 7:41 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 7:11 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:04 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 6:32 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ashland 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 6:19 AM and sets 14 hours, 43 minutes later, at 9:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 36 minutes later, at 5:25 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 Ashland is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 30% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Ashland is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 10.6 miles per hour to 11.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Ashland throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 39% on February 1.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Ashland typically lasts for 6.7 months (206 days), from around April 7 to around October 30, rarely starting before March 19 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 16.
The month of February in Ashland 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 Ashland are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 49°F, from 26°F to 75°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ashland is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 3.4 kWh to 4.5 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 Ashland are 37.189 deg latitude, -99.766 deg longitude, and 1,972 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ashland contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,986 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (702 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,339 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ashland is covered by grassland (68%) and cropland (30%), within 10 miles by grassland (82%) and cropland (18%), and within 50 miles by grassland (68%) and cropland (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ashland, 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 7 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ashland.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ashland 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 Ashland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ashland and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dodge City Regional Airport (24%, 67 kilometers, north); West Woodward Airport (17%, 86 kilometers, south); Pratt Municipal Airport (13%, 107 kilometers, northeast); Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport (12%, 108 kilometers, west); Alva Regional Airport (12%, 108 kilometers, southeast); Medicine Lodge, Medicine Lodge (12%, 108 kilometers, east); and Perryton, Perryton Ochiltree County Airport (10%, 123 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .