Average Weather in February in Ault Field Washington, United States
Daily low temperatures are around 39°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 47°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ault Field typically range from 54°F to 68°F, while on December 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°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 Ault Field experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 67% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 20, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 34% of the time.
For reference, on January 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ault Field, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 44% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 57% on November 18, and its lowest chance is 8% on July 31.
Probability of Precipitation in February
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Ault Field is decreasing, starting the month at 4.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.5 inches or falls below 2.0 inches, and ending the month at 4.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Ault Field, 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, 29 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 17 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Ault Field is 7:38 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 46 minutes earlier at 6:53 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:10 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 43 minutes later at 5:53 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ault Field during 2017, 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 5:09 AM and sets 16 hours, 6 minutes later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 8 hours, 19 minutes later, at 4:18 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ault Field is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 29, 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
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Ault Field is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on August 11, 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
Ault Field 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 Ault Field is essentially constant during February, remaining around 46°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 46°F on February 4.
Average Water Temperature in February
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Ault Field typically lasts for 8.1 months (250 days), from around March 10 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 11 or after April 3, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 12.
The month of February in Ault Field is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 6% to 30% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Ault Field are essentially constant during February, remaining within 5°F of 12°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ault Field 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 Ault Field are 48.338 deg latitude, -122.674 deg longitude, and 36 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ault Field contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 302 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 57 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,230 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,764 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ault Field is covered by cropland (32%), water (30%), and artificial surfaces (25%), within 10 miles by water (63%) and trees (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and water (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ault Field 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ault Field.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ault Field 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 Ault Field is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ault Field and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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