Anchorage Weather in February

Cold and snowy weather continues into February at Anchorage, Alaska. Most days this month stay below freezing.

This page gives detailed information on typical February temperature, precipitation, snow, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Anchorage.

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, located a few miles from downtown Anchorage.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

27 °F February average high -3 °C
14 °F February average low -10 °C

In most years, Anchorage averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 21 and 32 degrees Fahrenheit -6 to 0 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 7 and 21 °F (-14 to -6 °C).

The days at Anchorage warm steadily during February. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 6 °F (3 °C) above what it was at the start.

3 days 40 °F max. or more (4 °C)
18 days 20 °F min. or less (-8 °C)

Anchorage averages 18 days in February when the thermometer remains below freezing for the entire day. Temperatures above 50 °F (10 °C) are not expected here this month.

Most nights in Anchorage have freezing temperatures during February. The thermometer dips to 0 °F (-18 °C) or below on an average of 5 nights.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

0.7 in total precipitation 18 mm
7 days of rain or snowfall

Half the time, Anchorage receives 0.3 to 1.0 inches (8 to 25 mm) of precipitation in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

10.9 in total snowfall 27.7 cm
7 days with new snow

February's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Anchorage. Between 4 and 16 inches (11 to 42 cm) of fresh snow arrives in half the years. Less new snow lands in one out of four Februaries, while another twenty-five percent are snowier.

Anchorage typically has at least 5 inches (13 cm) of snow on the ground for 21 days this month. The snow normally accumulates to 10 inches (25 cm) or deeper on 15 days.

Sunny Weather iconSun

42 % sunshine
6 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Anchorage during 42 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 107 hours in the month. Typically on 6 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in February at Anchorage lasts for 9 hours and 4 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 7 hours and 50 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 10:21 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or three from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

71 % February average humidity

The relative humidity in Anchorage during February usually peaks at 74 percent in the morning then drops to 67 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time12 am3 am6 am9 am12 pm3 pm6 pm9 pm
Humidity % 73 73 74 74 71 67 69 71

Windy Weather iconWind

6.8 mph February wind speed average 10.9 kph

February is a little less windy than most other months in Anchorage.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

1 day snowfall of 3 inches (8 cm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in February

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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