Average Weather in February in Faulkton South Dakota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 27°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 8°F or exceeding 52°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 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Faulkton typically range from 62°F to 85°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 8°F to 25°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 Faulkton 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 highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55% on February 5.
The clearest day of the month is February 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on July 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
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 Faulkton, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is increasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 9%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 4% on January 30.
Over the course of February in Faulkton, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 0% to 3%, 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 4% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Faulkton is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 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 Faulkton is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling below -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 Faulkton, 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, 19 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Faulkton is 7:55 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 40 minutes earlier at 7:15 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:44 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 6:23 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Faulkton 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 5:49 AM and sets 15 hours, 37 minutes later, at 9:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:11 AM and sets 8 hours, 46 minutes later, at 4:57 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 Faulkton is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 26% 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 Faulkton is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during February is 11.3 miles per hour on February 9.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Faulkton throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 36% on February 22.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Faulkton typically lasts for 5.0 months (154 days), from around May 4 to around October 5, rarely starting before April 16 or after May 23, and rarely ending before September 16 or after October 24.
The month of February in Faulkton 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 Faulkton are essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Faulkton is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 2.3 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 Faulkton are 45.035 deg latitude, -99.124 deg longitude, and 1,581 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Faulkton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,573 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (617 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (994 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Faulkton is covered by cropland (68%) and grassland (32%), within 10 miles by cropland (59%) and grassland (41%), and within 50 miles by cropland (53%) and grassland (46%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Faulkton, 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 Faulkton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Faulkton 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 Faulkton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Faulkton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aberdeen Regional Airport (39%, 72 kilometers, northeast); Huron Regional Airport (23%, 101 kilometers, southeast); Mobridge Municipal Airport (19%, 116 kilometers, northwest); and Pierre Municipal Airport (19%, 117 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .