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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Portland, Oregon Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Portland, Oregon, Usa is approximately 2,634 km or 1,637 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Portland, Oregon bearing 333.1° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 311.9° or NW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Portland, Oregon has a Mediterranean warm climate (Csb).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Portland, Oregon is in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 14.9 °C (26.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.2 °C (43.6°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 645.8 mm (25.4 in) less which is equivalent to 645.8 l/m² (15.85 US gal/ft²) or 6,458,000 l/ha (690,403 US gal/ac) less. About 2/7 as much.
  • There are 152 more hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 0h 25' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 19.1° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Portland, Oregon.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 15.8°C (28.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-47) -24 (-44) -18 (-32) -11 (-20) -4 (-8) -2 (-4) -4 (-8) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -18 (-32) -23 (-42) -24 (-44) -15 (-26)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -20 (-36) -11 (-20) -5 (-8) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -7 (-12) -10 (-18) -16 (-29) -24 (-43) -26 (-47) -15 (-27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -29 (-52) -28 (-51) -22 (-40) -12 (-21) -5 (-9) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -5 (-10) -9 (-16) -15 (-27) -25 (-45) -28 (-50) -15 (-27)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -124 (-5) -88 (-3) -81 (-3) -53 (-2) -37 (-1) -3 (0) +32 (+1) +22 (+1) -20 (-1) -45 (-2) -115 (-5) -134 (-5) -646 (-25)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -9 ( -29) -8 ( -28) -11 ( -35) -8 ( -27) -3 ( -10) +1 (+3) +10 (+32) +10 (+32) +4 (+13) -1 ( -3) -6 ( -20) -11 ( -35)   -32 ( -9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 03' +0h 59' +3h 13' +3h 48' +3h 11' +4h 24' -1h 36' -3h 03' -3h 04' -1h 27' -0h 34' -0h 38'   +0h 25'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 14' -2h 13' -0h 22' +1h 28' +3h 31' +5h 13' +4h 21' +2h 13' +0h 19' -1h 31' -3h 34' -5h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -19.1 -19.1 -19.1 -19.2 -19.2 -19.2 -19.2 -19.2 -19.2 -19.1 -19 -19   -19.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -3 -8 -12 -13 -17 -16 -5 -3 -4 -4 -4 -6   -7.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -27 (-49) -26.3 (-47) -20.9 (-38) -12.7 (-23) -8.6 (-15) -6.3 (-11) -4.3 (-8) -6.8 (-12) -10.3 (-19) -16 (-29) -23.8 (-43) -26 (-47) -15.8 (-28)

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