Denver Weather in February

February carries on with the same potential for snow and chilly temperatures as the previous two winter months in Denver, Colorado.

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

48 °F February average high 9 °C
19 °F February average low -7 °C
13 days 50 °F max. or more (10 °C)
13 days 20 °F min. or less (-8 °C)

Denver averages 5 days in February when the thermometer reaches into the 60s Fahrenheit (over 15 degrees Celsius). The temperature climbs into the 70s °F (over 21 °C) once every few years. Typically on 5 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 one to two nights.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

0.5 in total precipitation 13 mm
6 days of rain or snowfall

Half the time, Denver receives 0.2 to 0.8 inches (5 to 20 mm) of precipitation in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

7.6 in total snowfall 19 cm
5 days with new snow

February's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Denver. Between 3 and 10 inches (7 to 26 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 9 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

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

Denver has a February thunderstorm about once a decade.


The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.

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