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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Salt Lake City, Utah Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Salt Lake City, Utah, Usa is approximately 3,511 km or 2,182 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Salt Lake City, Utah bearing 331.5° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 302° or WNW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Salt Lake City, Utah has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Salt Lake City, Utah is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 14 °C (25.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.5 °C (22.5°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 134.8 mm (5.3 in) less which is equivalent to 134.8 l/m² (3.31 US gal/ft²) or 1,348,000 l/ha (144,110 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 968 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 38' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 23.9° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Relative humidity levels are 17% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 8°C (14.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -16 (-28) -11 (-20) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -11 (-20) -13 (-23) -14 (-24) -19 (-34) -22 (-40) -20 (-36) -15 (-27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -21 (-38) -17 (-31) -11 (-19) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -9 (-15) -10 (-19) -11 (-20) -16 (-28) -21 (-38) -20 (-36) -14 (-25)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-38) -22 (-39) -18 (-33) -10 (-17) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -6 (-11) -8 (-15) -8 (-15) -12 (-22) -20 (-37) -20 (-36) -13 (-23)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -16 (-1) -21 (-1) -39 (-2) -46 (-2) -30 (-1) +11 (+0) +27 (+1) +28 (+1) -8 (0) -14 (-1) -13 (0) -14 (-1) -135 (-5)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -4) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +5 (+17) +9 (+29) +9 (+29) +6 (+20) +5 (+16) +2 (+7) 0 ( 0)   +28 (+8)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 21' -1h 24' +0h 21' +1h 10' -0h 15' -1h 06' -3h 36' -5h 48' -6h 14' -5h 44' -3h 28' -3h 11'   -2h 38'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 44' -2h 31' -0h 25' +1h 40' +3h 57' +5h 47' +4h 51' +2h 31' +0h 22' -1h 44' -4h 01' -5h 47'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -23.9 -23.9 -23.9 -24 -24 -24.1 -24.1 -24.1 -24 -23.9 -23.8 -23.8   -23.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +6 +5 +9 +9 +8 +16 +28 +31 +31 +32 +20 +8   +16.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -19.6 (-35) -19.3 (-35) -13.7 (-25) -6.3 (-11) -2.1 (-4) +1.4 (+3) +2.9 (+5) +1.7 (+3) +0 (+0) -6.4 (-12) -16.4 (-30) -18.3 (-33) -8 (-14)

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