Average Weather in February in Pleasant Hill Missouri, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 41°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 25°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 8°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pleasant Hill typically range from 71°F to 89°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 41°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in February
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Mahdishahr, Iran (6,898 miles away) and Gwangju, South Korea (6,698 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Pleasant Hill (view comparison).
The month of February in Pleasant Hill 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
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pleasant Hill, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 17%.
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 Pleasant Hill, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 7% to 13%, 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 percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
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 Pleasant Hill is increasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.1 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.
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 Pleasant Hill is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.
Over the course of February in Pleasant Hill, 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, 19 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 16 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 number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
The latest sunrise of the month in Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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, 53 minutes later, at 8:45 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:31 AM and sets 9 hours, 27 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The solar day over the course of February. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.
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 Pleasant Hill is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 68% of the time, while on December 2, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.
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 Pleasant Hill is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 11.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Pleasant Hill throughout February is predominantly from the north
, with a peak proportion of 35%
on February 19
Wind Direction in February
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).
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 Pleasant Hill typically lasts for 6.8 months (209 days), from around April 4 to around October 30, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 18.
The month of February in Pleasant Hill is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.
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 Pleasant Hill are essentially constant during February, remaining within 14°F of 26°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of February, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
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 Pleasant Hill is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 3.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pleasant Hill are 38.788 deg latitude, -94.269 deg longitude, and 902 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pleasant Hill contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 892 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (331 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (545 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pleasant Hill is covered by cropland (56%), artificial surfaces (32%), and trees (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (79%) and trees (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (75%) and trees (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pleasant Hill and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (73%, 21 kilometers, northwest) and Skyhaven Airport (27%, 41 kilometers, east).
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.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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