February weather forecast
Anchorage, AK

Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow
Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow

Weather in February

The last month of the winter, February, is another freezing cold month in Anchorage, Alaska, with an average temperature fluctuating between 24.8°F (-4°C) and 15.3°F (-9.3°C).

Temperature

In Anchorage, the average high-temperature in February is relatively the same as in January - a still subzero cold 24.8°F (-4°C). The average low-temperature, in Anchorage, is 15.3°F (-9.3°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity in Anchorage are January through March, with an average relative humidity of 86%.

Rainfall

In Anchorage, in February, it is raining for 7 days, with typically 0.71" (18mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Anchorage, Alaska, during the entire year, the rain falls for 139.9 days and collects up to 12.6" (320mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Anchorage are January through May, September through December. In Anchorage, snow falls for 11.4 days, with typically accumulated 4.45" (113mm) of snow. In Anchorage, during the entire year, snow falls for 59.3 days and aggregates up to 23.5" (597mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

The month with the coldest seawater in Anchorage is February, with an average ocean temperature of 35.8°F (2.1°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In February, the average length of the day in Anchorage is 9h and 4min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 9:18 am and sunset at 5:07 pm. On the last day of February, in Anchorage, Alaska, sunrise is at 8:01 am and sunset at 6:22 pm AKST.

Sunshine

In February, the average sunshine in Anchorage is 5.4h.

UV index

February is the month with the lowest UV index, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in February interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Anchorage?

January through March, with an average relative humidity of 86%, are most humid months.

What is the average humidity in February in Anchorage?

The average relative humidity in February in Anchorage is 86%.

How much does it rain in Anchorage in February?

In Anchorage, Alaska, during February, the rain falls for 7 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Anchorage in February?

In Anchorage, Alaska, in February, during 11.4 snowfall days, 4.45" (113mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What month is the ocean coldest in Anchorage?

The month with the coldest seawater in Anchorage is February, with an average ocean temperature of 35.8°F (2.1°C).

What is the water temperature in February in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in February is 35.8°F (2.1°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

How many hours of daylight does Anchorage have in February?

In Anchorage, the average day length in February is 9h and 4min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in February in Anchorage?

On the first day of February, sunrise is at 9:18 am and sunset at 5:07 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:01 am and sunset at 6:22 pm AKST.

How many hours of sunshine does Anchorage have in February?

In Anchorage, the average sunshine duration in February is 5.4h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Anchorage?

The month with the lowest UV index in Anchorage is February, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in February in Anchorage?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Anchorage is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in February
Anchorage, AK

Average temperature in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average high temperature in February: 24.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (61.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 15.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.1°F).

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Average pressure in February
Anchorage, AK

Average pressure in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average pressure in February: 29.82"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.96"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are November and December (29.67"Hg).

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Average wind speed in February
Anchorage, AK

Average wind speed in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average wind speed in February: 5.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (6.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in February
Anchorage, AK

Average humidity in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average humidity in February: 86%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, February and March (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (68%).

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Average rainfall in February
Anchorage, AK

Average rainfall in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall in February: 0.71"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.93").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in February
Anchorage, AK

Average rainfall days in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall days in February: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7 days).

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Average snowfall in February
Anchorage, AK

Average snowfall in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall in February: 4.45"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.51").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in February
Anchorage, AK

Average snowfall days in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall days in February: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (11.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in February
Anchorage, AK

Average sea temperature in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sea temperature in February: 35.8°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (35.8°F).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Anchorage, AK

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average daylight in February: 9h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 13min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 38min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 5h and 24min

The months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in February
Anchorage, AK

Average sunshine days in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sunshine days in February: 12.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (16.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (11.1 days).

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Average UV index in February
Anchorage, AK

Average UV index in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average UV index in February: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is February (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in February
Anchorage, AK

Average cloud cover in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average cloud cover in February: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 38).

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Average visibility in February
Anchorage, AK

Average visibility in February - Anchorage, AK
  • Average visibility in February: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is March (5mi).

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