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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Denver, Colorado Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Denver, Colorado, Usa is approximately 3,904 km or 2,426 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Denver, Colorado bearing 329.7° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 294.3° or WNW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Denver, Colorado has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Denver, Colorado is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 13 °C (23.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.9 °C (28.6°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 115.2 mm (4.5 in) less which is equivalent to 115.2 l/m² (2.83 US gal/ft²) or 1,152,000 l/ha (123,156 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • There are 1010 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 45' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 24.9° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Denver, Colorado.
  • Relative humidity levels are 25% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.7°C (10.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Fairbanks, Alaska relative to Denver, Colorado. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Denver, Colorado vs Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-45) -22 (-39) -16 (-28) -12 (-21) -6 (-12) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -19 (-34) -23 (-42) -24 (-43) -15 (-28)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-40) -21 (-37) -16 (-28) -10 (-17) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -8 (-15) -9 (-17) -15 (-26) -20 (-36) -21 (-37) -13 (-23)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-35) -19 (-35) -15 (-28) -8 (-14) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -5 (-10) -6 (-12) -10 (-18) -17 (-31) -18 (-32) -11 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) -4 (0) -23 (-1) -35 (-1) -46 (-2) -11 (0) -1 (0) +11 (+0) -7 (0) -2 (0) -2 (0) +5 (+0) -115 (-5)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +4 (+13) +1 (+4) -3 ( -10) -5 ( -17) -4 ( -13) +2 (+7) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +5 (+17) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) +4 (+13)   +24 (+7)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 03' -3h 15' -0h 56' +1h 44' +1h 09' +0h 02' -1h 34' -4h 50' -5h 32' -5h 25' -4h 08' -5h 17'   -2h 45'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 50' -2h 34' -0h 26' +1h 42' +4h 02' +5h 53' +4h 57' +2h 35' +0h 22' -1h 46' -4h 06' -5h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -24.9 -24.9 -24.9 -25 -25 -25.1 -25.1 -25.1 -25 -25 -24.9 -24.8   -24.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +34 +26 +19 +12 +6 +13 +23 +26 +29 +38 +38 +36   +25
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -14.8 (-27) -14.4 (-26) -9.9 (-18) -4.8 (-9) -2 (-4) +1.1 (+2) +2.4 (+4) +1.2 (+2) +0.5 (+1) -3.7 (-7) -11.1 (-20) -13 (-23) -5.7 (-10)

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