Ketchikan
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Ketchikan, AK

Beautiful and colorful houses along the iconic waterfront boardwalk on Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska
Beautiful and colorful houses along the iconic waterfront boardwalk on Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska
February, the last month of the winter, in Ketchikan, is another cold month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 31.3°F (-0.4°C) and an average high of 41.4°F (5.2°C).

Temperature

In Ketchikan, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in January - a still cold 41.4°F (5.2°C). In Ketchikan, the average low-temperature is 31.3°F (-0.4°C).

Rainfall

In Ketchikan, during 18 rainfall days, 12.7" (323.6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Ketchikan, during the entire year, the rain falls for 229 days and collects up to 153.2" (3892.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. Throughout February, in Ketchikan, Alaska, 8.9" (226.1mm) of snow is accumulated. In Ketchikan, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 39.5" (1003.2mm).

Ocean temperature

In Ketchikan, in February, the average water temperature is 42.6°F (5.9°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Ketchikan, the average length of the day is 9.7h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Ketchikan is 3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Ketchikan is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in February transform into the following instructions:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in February in Ketchikan?

In February, the average high-temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.3°F (-0.4°C).

How many days does it rain in February in Ketchikan?

In Ketchikan, Alaska, during February, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 12.7" (323.6mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Ketchikan in February?

During February, Ketchikan regularly aggregates up to 8.9" (226.1mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in February in Ketchikan?

In February, the average ocean temperature is 42.6°F (5.9°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

What is the average length of the day in February in Ketchikan?

The average length of the day in February is 9.7h.

How many hours of sunshine does Ketchikan have in February?

In Ketchikan, the average sunshine in February is 3h.

How high is the UV index in February in Ketchikan?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Ketchikan is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in February - Ketchikan, AK
  • Average high temperature in February: 41.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (64.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (38.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 31.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (52.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (28.8°F).

Average rainfall in February - Ketchikan, AK
  • Average rainfall in February: 12.7"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (22.2").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are June and July (7.4").

Average rainfall days in February - Ketchikan, AK
  • Average rainfall days in February: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (24 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (15 days).

Average snowfall in February - Ketchikan, AK
  • Average snowfall in February: 8.9"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (13.3").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average sea temperature in February - Ketchikan, AK
  • Average sea temperature in February: 42.6°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (55.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (42.5°F).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Ketchikan, AK
  • Average daylight in February: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.2h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 3h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h).

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

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 0).