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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Grand Rapids, Michigan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Grand Rapids, Michigan, Usa is approximately 4,503 km or 2,798 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Grand Rapids, Michigan bearing 324.5° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 271.6° or W .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Grand Rapids, Michigan has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Grand Rapids, Michigan is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 11.4 °C (20.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.6 °C (22.7°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 639.4 mm (25.2 in) less which is equivalent to 639.4 l/m² (15.69 US gal/ft²) or 6,394,000 l/ha (683,561 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • There are 220 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 0h 35' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.8° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.5°C (18.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -14 (-24) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -15 (-28) -19 (-35) -18 (-32) -11 (-20)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -15 (-27) -13 (-23) -9 (-15) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -9 (-15) -14 (-24) -20 (-35) -19 (-34) -11 (-20)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-33) -17 (-30) -15 (-27) -8 (-15) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -12 (-21) -20 (-36) -20 (-35) -11 (-20)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -35 (-1) -26 (-1) -57 (-2) -78 (-3) -64 (-3) -59 (-2) -34 (-1) -41 (-2) -84 (-3) -49 (-2) -64 (-3) -51 (-2) -639 (-25)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -18) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -27) -6 ( -19) 0 ( 0) +5 (+16) +5 (+16) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) -3 ( -10) -6 ( -19)   -30 ( -8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 48' +0h 10' +1h 27' +3h 34' +1h 25' +0h 50' -1h 48' -3h 58' -3h 20' -3h 09' -0h 22' -1h 03'   -0h 35'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 32' -2h 23' -0h 24' +1h 35' +3h 46' +5h 33' +4h 38' +2h 24' +0h 21' -1h 39' -3h 50' -5h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -21.8 -21.8 -21.8 -21.8 -21.9 -22 -22 -22 -21.9 -21.9 -21.8 -21.7   -21.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 -2 -4 -4 -9 -8 +4 +6 +6 +16 +7 +1   +1.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -17.2 (-31) -15 (-27) -12.9 (-23) -8 (-14) -6.9 (-12) -6.1 (-11) -3.6 (-6) -4.9 (-9) -6.6 (-12) -9 (-16) -17.6 (-32) -18.1 (-33) -10.5 (-19)

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