Average Weather in February in Carrington North Dakota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 21°F to 28°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 45°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 4°F to 12°F, rarely falling below -17°F or exceeding 29°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Carrington typically range from 58°F to 82°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 2°F to 18°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 Carrington experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 63% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63% on February 4.
The clearest day of the month is February 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.
For reference, on February 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on July 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
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 Carrington, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 4% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on July 5, and its lowest chance is 4% on February 8.
Over the course of February in Carrington, 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 4% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Carrington is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 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 Carrington is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on February 8.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Carrington, 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, 26 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Carrington is 8:02 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 44 minutes earlier at 7:18 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:38 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 42 minutes later at 6:20 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Carrington 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 5:39 AM and sets 15 hours, 58 minutes later, at 9:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:21 AM and sets 8 hours, 27 minutes later, at 4:48 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 Carrington is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 25% of the time, while on October 27, 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 Carrington is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 12.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on July 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The wind direction in Carrington during February is predominantly out of the west from February 1 to February 20 and the north from February 20 to February 28.
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Carrington typically lasts for 4.6 months (141 days), from around May 11 to around September 30, rarely starting before April 23 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 18.
The month of February in Carrington 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 Carrington are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Carrington is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 2.0 kWh to 3.1 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 Carrington are 47.450 deg latitude, -99.126 deg longitude, and 1,585 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Carrington is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,583 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (427 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,001 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Carrington is covered by cropland (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (92%), and within 50 miles by cropland (70%) and grassland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Carrington, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Carrington.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Carrington 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 Carrington is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Carrington and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Carrington Municipal Airport (99%, 1.9 kilometers, west); Jamestown Municipal Airport (0.5%, 68 kilometers, southeast); and Devils Lake Municipal Airport (0.4%, 76 kilometers, north).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .