Average Weather in February in Garden City Missouri, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 42°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 68°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 25°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 9°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Garden City typically range from 71°F to 89°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 41°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 Garden City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 51% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52% on February 11.
The clearest day of the month is February 25, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.
For reference, on February 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on August 26, 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 Garden City, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 11% on January 12.
Over the course of February in Garden City, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 8% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 4% to 2%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Garden City is increasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.5 inches or falls below 0.4 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 Garden City is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on February 1.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Garden City, 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, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 17 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 17 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Garden City is 7:22 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 6:50 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:38 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 6:08 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Garden City 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 5:52 AM and sets 14 hours, 52 minutes later, at 8:44 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:30 AM and sets 9 hours, 28 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Garden City is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 73% 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 Garden City is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 10.8 miles per hour to 11.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.0 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Garden City typically lasts for 6.8 months (209 days), from around April 4 to around October 30, rarely starting before March 16 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 18.
The month of February in Garden City 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 Garden City are essentially constant during February, remaining within 15°F of 29°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Garden City is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 3.9 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 Garden City are 38.561 deg latitude, -94.191 deg longitude, and 892 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Garden City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 148 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 902 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (312 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (515 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Garden City is covered by cropland (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by cropland (72%) and trees (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Garden City 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Garden City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Garden City 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 Garden City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Garden City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Skyhaven Airport (29%, 42 kilometers, northeast); Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (25%, 47 kilometers, north); Clinton Memorial Airport (23%, 50 kilometers, southeast); Johnson County Executive Airport (18%, 57 kilometers, northwest); and Atkinson Municipal Airport (5%, 133 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .