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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Olympia, Wa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Olympia, Wa, Usa is approximately 2,488 km or 1,546 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Olympia, Wa bearing 331.8° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 310.8° or NW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Olympia, Wa has a Mediterranean warm climate (Csb).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Olympia, Wa is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 12.7 °C (22.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26.2 °C (47.2°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1009 mm (39.7 in) less which is equivalent to 1009 l/m² (24.76 US gal/ft²) or 10,090,000 l/ha (1,078,688 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17.8° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Olympia, Wa.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-46) -24 (-42) -17 (-30) -10 (-18) -3 (-6) +0 (-1) -2 (-4) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -16 (-28) -22 (-39) -24 (-42) -13 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-48) -25 (-45) -18 (-33) -9 (-17) -3 (-5) +1 (+1) 0 (-1) -4 (-6) -7 (-12) -14 (-24) -22 (-40) -25 (-45) -13 (-23)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -20 (-35) -9 (-16) -2 (-3) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) -1 (-2) -5 (-9) -12 (-21) -23 (-41) -26 (-47) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -192 (-8) -136 (-5) -116 (-5) -76 (-3) -38 (-1) -7 (0) +27 (+1) +17 (+1) -33 (-1) -87 (-3) -184 (-7) -185 (-7) -1009 (-40)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 05' -2h 07' -0h 21' +1h 24' +3h 22' +5h 02' +4h 11' +2h 08' +0h 18' -1h 27' -3h 26' -5h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17.7 -17.7 -17.8 -17.8 -17.8 -17.9 -17.9 -17.9 -17.8 -17.8 -17.7 -17.6   -17.8

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