Denver Weather in February

February usually receives less snowfall than other winter months in Denver, Colorado. The temperatures, though are similar to those in the rest of winter.

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

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in the Denver community of Stapleton.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

46 °F February average high 8 °C
20 °F February average low -7 °C

In most years, Denver averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 41 and 51 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 11 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 16 and 23 °F (-9 to -5 °C).

The days at Denver begin to warm steadily during February. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 5 °F (3 °C) above what it was at the start.

12 days 50 °F max. or more (10 °C)
12 days 20 °F min. or less (-8 °C)

Denver averages 5 days in February when the thermometer reaches into the 60s °F (over 15 °C). The temperature climbs into the 70s °F (over 21 °C) once every few years. Typically on 4 days the mercury never rises above freezing.

Most nights in Denver during February are below freezing. The thermometer dips to 0 °F (-18 °C) or lower on an average of 2 days.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

0.5 in total precipitation 12 mm
6 days of rain or snowfall

Half the time, Denver receives 0.2 to 0.7 inches (5 to 17 mm) of precipitation in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

5.7 in total snowfall 14.5 cm
5 days with new snow

February's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Denver. Between 2 and 9 inches (5 to 22 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.

Denver typically has at least an inch (2.5 cm) of snow on the ground for 8 days this month.

Sunny Weather iconSun

69 % sunshine
8 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Denver during 69 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 207 hours in the month. Typically on 8 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in February at Denver lasts for 10 hours and 43 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 12 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 11:17 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

56 % February average humidity

The relative humidity in Denver during February usually peaks at 67 percent in the morning then drops to 39 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time2 am5 am8 am11 am2 pm5 pm8 pm11 pm
Humidity % 66 67 63 44 39 44 59 65

Windy Weather iconWind

8.7 mph February wind speed average 14.0 kph

February is an average month in Denver for wind speed.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days snowfall of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in February

Major snowstorms are less likely to show up in Denver during February compared with other winter months.

Denver has a February thunderstorm about once a decade.

Reference

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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