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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Reno, Nevada Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Reno, Nevada, Usa is approximately 3,345 km or 2,079 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Reno, Nevada bearing 336.4° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 313.5° or NW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Reno, Nevada has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Reno, Nevada is in or near the cool temperate desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 13.3 °C (23.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.7 °C (33.7°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 84.9 mm (3.3 in) more which is equivalent to 84.9 l/m² (2.08 US gal/ft²) or 849,000 l/ha (90,764 US gal/ac) more. About 1 4/9 as much.
  • There are 1532 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 4h 11' less per day or about 4/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25.2° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Reno, Nevada.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.7°C (12°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Fairbanks, Alaska relative to Reno, Nevada. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Reno, Nevada 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) -25 (-44) -18 (-33) -13 (-23) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -14 (-25) -20 (-37) -24 (-43) -24 (-44) -17 (-30)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -24 (-43) -23 (-42) -18 (-32) -10 (-18) -4 (-8) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -14 (-26) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -13 (-24)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-39) -22 (-39) -17 (-31) -7 (-13) -1 (-2) +1 (+3) +1 (+1) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -8 (-15) -18 (-32) -19 (-35) -10 (-17)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -15 (-1) -15 (-1) -9 (0) -2 (0) -2 (0) +23 (+1) +40 (+2) +42 (+2) +14 (+1) +13 (+1) -2 (0) -4 (0) +85 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) +1 (+4) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +11 (+35) +12 (+39) +8 (+27) +8 (+26) +5 (+17) +2 (+6)   +59 (+16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -4h 15' -3h 40' -1h 42' -0h 40' -1h 32' -1h 48' -4h 25' -7h 38' -7h 10' -6h 46' -5h 18' -5h 15'   -4h 11'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 51' -2h 35' -0h 26' +1h 43' +4h 03' +5h 55' +4h 58' +2h 36' +0h 22' -1h 47' -4h 07' -5h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -25.2 -25.2 -25.2 -25.2 -25.3 -25.3 -25.3 -25.3 -25.3 -25.2 -25.1 -25.1   -25.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +11 +10 +14 +15 +11 +16 +29 +34 +31 +32 +24 +14   +20.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -21.4 (-39) -20.1 (-36) -12.9 (-23) -4 (-7) +0 (+0) +3.3 (+6) +6.4 (+12) +6.1 (+11) +2 (+4) -5.3 (-10) -15.3 (-28) -18.9 (-34) -6.7 (-12)

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