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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa is approximately 5,263 km or 3,270 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bearing 326.5° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 264.9° or W .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 15.3 °C (27.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.6 °C (26.3°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 775.7 mm (30.5 in) less which is equivalent to 775.7 l/m² (19.04 US gal/ft²) or 7,757,000 l/ha (829,275 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • There are 508 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 1h 23' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 24.8° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13°C (23.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-40) -19 (-34) -16 (-28) -12 (-22) -8 (-14) -6 (-12) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -19 (-34) -25 (-44) -23 (-42) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -20 (-37) -18 (-32) -12 (-22) -8 (-14) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -10 (-19) -13 (-23) -17 (-31) -24 (-44) -24 (-42) -15 (-27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-41) -22 (-39) -19 (-35) -12 (-22) -8 (-15) -7 (-12) -8 (-15) -11 (-19) -13 (-23) -16 (-28) -24 (-43) -24 (-43) -16 (-28)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -70 (-3) -61 (-2) -79 (-3) -84 (-3) -80 (-3) -60 (-2) -61 (-2) -47 (-2) -63 (-2) -44 (-2) -65 (-3) -64 (-3) -776 (-31)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) -6 ( -19) -7 ( -23) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6)   -13 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 00' -1h 35' +0h 27' +2h 30' +1h 52' +0h 58' -0h 46' -3h 01' -3h 40' -4h 00' -2h 52' -3h 29'   -1h 23'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 49' -2h 34' -0h 26' +1h 42' +4h 01' +5h 52' +4h 56' +2h 34' +0h 22' -1h 46' -4h 05' -5h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -24.8 -24.7 -24.8 -24.8 -24.9 -25 -25 -25 -24.9 -24.9 -24.8 -24.7   -24.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +15 +12 +6 +1 -7 -7 +1 +3 +6 +19 +20 +17   +7.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -19.4 (-35) -17.4 (-31) -14.7 (-26) -9.8 (-18) -9.1 (-16) -8.3 (-15) -7.1 (-13) -8.9 (-16) -10.3 (-19) -11.8 (-21) -19 (-34) -19.7 (-35) -13 (-23)

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