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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 Time||2 am||5 am||8 am||11 am||2 pm||5 pm||8 pm||11 pm|
|8.7 mph||February wind speed average||14.0 kph|
February is an average month in Denver for wind speed.
|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.
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.