Average Weather in February in Prairie Creek Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 48°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 69°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 30°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 50°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prairie Creek typically range from 71°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°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 Prairie Creek experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 49% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50% on February 12.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Prairie Creek, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 15% on January 12.
Over the course of February in Prairie Creek, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 12% to 19%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% 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 Prairie Creek is increasing, starting the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.7 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 0.8 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 Prairie Creek is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Prairie Creek, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 57 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 45 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Prairie Creek is 7:17 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:47 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:42 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 27 minutes later at 6:10 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Prairie Creek 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 5:58 AM and sets 14 hours, 38 minutes later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:23 AM and sets 9 hours, 41 minutes later, at 5:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Prairie Creek is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 71% of the time, while on November 20, 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 Prairie Creek is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Prairie Creek typically lasts for 7.0 months (214 days), from around April 2 to around November 2, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 23.
The month of February in Prairie Creek 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 Prairie Creek are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 51°F, from 30°F to 82°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Prairie Creek is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 4.1 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 Prairie Creek are 36.342 deg latitude, -94.062 deg longitude, and 1,276 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Prairie Creek contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 308 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,257 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (774 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,005 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Prairie Creek is covered by trees (84%) and water (11%), within 10 miles by trees (46%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and cropland (41%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Prairie Creek 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Prairie Creek.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Prairie Creek 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 Prairie Creek is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Prairie Creek and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rogers Municipal Airport (84%, 5.2 kilometers, northwest); Springdale Municipal Airport (13%, 20 kilometers, south); Branson West Municipal Airport- Emerson Field (1.9%, 71 kilometers, northeast); and Boone County Airport (1.6%, 82 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .