Average Weather in February in Lakewood Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 48°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 60°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 37°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lakewood typically range from 55°F to 79°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 45°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 Lakewood experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 71% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 20, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 30% of the time.
For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lakewood, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 46% and ending it at 49%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 57% on November 18, and its lowest chance is 7% on August 5.
Over the course of February in Lakewood, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 44% to 49%, 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 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Lakewood is decreasing, starting the month at 5.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.8 inches or falls below 2.4 inches, and ending the month at 5.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.9 inches or falls below 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Lakewood, 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, 25 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 9 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 1 second.
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 Lakewood is 7:35 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 44 minutes earlier at 6:51 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:12 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 41 minutes later at 5:54 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lakewood 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 5:14 AM and sets 15 hours, 55 minutes later, at 9:09 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:53 AM and sets 8 hours, 29 minutes later, at 4:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lakewood is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Lakewood is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on November 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Lakewood is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Lakewood is essentially constant during February, remaining around 47°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 47°F on February 12.
Average Water Temperature in February
The growing season in Lakewood typically lasts for 7.0 months (212 days), from around April 6 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 27, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 25.
The month of February in Lakewood is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Lakewood are essentially constant during February, remaining within 6°F of 14°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lakewood is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 1.5 kWh to 2.4 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 Lakewood are 47.172 deg latitude, -122.518 deg longitude, and 266 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lakewood contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 289 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 254 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (518 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (14,383 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lakewood is covered by artificial surfaces (81%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (50%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (53%) and shrubs (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lakewood 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lakewood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lakewood 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 Lakewood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lakewood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (70%, 3.6 kilometers, southeast); Madigan Hospital Heliport (15%, 11 kilometers, southwest); and Tacoma Narrows Airport (14%, 12 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .