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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Ely, Nevada Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Ely, Nevada, Usa is approximately 3,544 km or 2,202 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Ely, Nevada bearing 333.9° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 307° or NW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Ely, Nevada has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Ely, Nevada is in or near the boreal dry scrub biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 9.9 °C (17.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.5 °C (29.7°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 18.7 mm (0.7 in) more which is equivalent to 18.7 l/m² (0.46 US gal/ft²) or 187,000 l/ha (19,992 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 1204 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 3h 17' less per day or about 5/8 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25.4° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Ely, Nevada.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4°C (7.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -20 (-36) -14 (-25) -9 (-16) -4 (-8) +-5 (-8) -8 (-15) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -18 (-32) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -14 (-25)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-35) -18 (-33) -13 (-24) -6 (-11) -1 (-2) +0 (+0) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -12 (-21) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -10 (-18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-28) -17 (-30) -12 (-22) -3 (-6) +2 (+4) +5 (+9) +3 (+5) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) -6 (-10) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -6 (-11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -6 (0) -6 (0) -15 (-1) -17 (-1) -14 (-1) +12 (+0) +30 (+1) +29 (+1) -2 (0) +0 (+0) +3 (+0) +4 (+0) +19 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -10) 0 ( 0) +6 (+20) +8 (+26) +10 (+32) +6 (+20) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) +2 (+6)   +39 (+11)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 58' -3h 06' -1h 15' +0h 46' +0h 01' -1h 26' -2h 34' -5h 56' -5h 46' -6h 03' -4h 54' -5h 15'   -3h 17'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 52' -2h 36' -0h 26' +1h 44' +4h 04' +5h 56' +4h 59' +2h 36' +0h 23' -1h 47' -4h 08' -5h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -25.4 -25.4 -25.4 -25.4 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.4 -25.3 -25.3   -25.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +8 +7 +7 +8 +18 +29 +33 +34 +32 +25 +18   +19.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -17 (-31) -16.4 (-30) -10.8 (-19) -3.2 (-6) +1.5 (+3) +6.5 (+12) +8.3 (+15) +7.3 (+13) +5 (+9) -3.1 (-6) -12.3 (-22) -14.3 (-26) -4 (-7)

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