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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Detroit, Michigan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Detroit, Michigan, Usa is approximately 4,665 km or 2,899 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Detroit, Michigan bearing 324.9° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 270.2° or W .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Detroit, Michigan has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Detroit, Michigan is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 12.1 °C (21.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.8 °C (23°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 552.4 mm (21.7 in) less which is equivalent to 552.4 l/m (13.56 US gal/ft) or 5,524,000 l/ha (590,552 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • There are 233 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 0h 37' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 22.5° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 2.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.9°C (19.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -15 (-26) -12 (-21) -9 (-17) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -8 (-15) -11 (-19) -16 (-30) -21 (-37) -19 (-33) -12 (-22)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-33) -16 (-29) -14 (-25) -9 (-17) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -15 (-26) -21 (-38) -19 (-35) -12 (-22)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-34) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -9 (-16) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -7 (-12) -9 (-16) -13 (-23) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -33 (-1) -34 (-1) -55 (-2) -67 (-3) -59 (-2) -57 (-2) -33 (-1) -37 (-1) -49 (-2) -30 (-1) -48 (-2) -50 (-2) -552 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4 ( -13) -5 ( -18) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -27) -5 ( -16) -1 ( -3) +5 (+16) +6 (+19) +1 (+3) +2 (+6) -2 ( -7) -5 ( -16)   -23 ( -6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 03' +0h 04' +1h 42' +3h 20' +1h 52' +1h 20' -0h 21' -4h 05' -3h 52' -3h 40' -1h 00' -1h 46'   -0h 37'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 36' -2h 26' -0h 25' +1h 37' +3h 49' +5h 37' +4h 42' +2h 26' +0h 21' -1h 40' -3h 53' -5h 38'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -22.4 -22.4 -22.5 -22.5 -22.5 -22.6 -22.6 -22.6 -22.6 -22.5 -22.4 -22.4   -22.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 +1 -3 -4 -8 -7 +3 +5 +7 +17 +11 +5   +2.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) -17.2 (-31) -15.4 (-28) -13.5 (-24) -8.6 (-15) -7.1 (-13) -6.2 (-11) -4.3 (-8) -5.7 (-10) -7.4 (-13) -9.6 (-17) -18 (-32) -18.1 (-33) -10.9 (-20)

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