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Fairbanks, Alaska vs San Diego, California Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and San Diego, California, Usa is approximately 4,131 km or 2,567 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from San Diego, California bearing 338.9° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 314.7° or NW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas San Diego, California has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas San Diego, California is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 20.8 °C (37.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 31.8 °C (57.2°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 24.6 mm (1 in) more which is equivalent to 24.6 l/m² (0.6 US gal/ft²) or 246,000 l/ha (26,299 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • There are 873 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 23' less per day or about 5/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 32° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in San Diego, California.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 19.7°C (35.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -38 (-68) -33 (-59) -24 (-43) -15 (-27) -5 (-10) -1 (-1) -2 (-4) -6 (-11) -12 (-22) -24 (-43) -33 (-59) -36 (-64) -19 (-34)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -38 (-68) -35 (-62) -27 (-49) -17 (-31) -9 (-15) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -9 (-16) -14 (-26) -24 (-42) -33 (-59) -36 (-64) -21 (-37)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -38 (-68) -36 (-65) -30 (-55) -20 (-35) -12 (-21) -7 (-12) -7 (-13) -11 (-20) -16 (-30) -24 (-43) -33 (-60) -35 (-64) -22 (-40)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -34 (-1) -29 (-1) -36 (-1) -12 (0) +11 (+0) +33 (+1) +47 (+2) +47 (+2) +18 (+1) +14 (+1) -17 (-1) -18 (-1) +25 (+1)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) +5 (+16) +9 (+30) +12.5 (+40) +13 (+42) +9 (+30) +8 (+26) +5 (+17) +2 (+6)   +63.5 (+17)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -5h 05' -3h 30' -1h 03' +2h 06' +2h 17' +2h 42' -0h 42' -3h 40' -4h 56' -4h 58' -5h 20' -6h 27'   -2h 23'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 24' -2h 55' -0h 30' +1h 57' +4h 32' +6h 32' +5h 32' +2h 56' +0h 26' -2h 01' -4h 37' -6h 32'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -31.9 -31.9 -32 -32 -32 -32.1 -32 -32.1 -32 -31.9 -31.9 -31.9   -32
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +19 +11 +0 -13 -19 -21 -15 -10 -5 +10 +24 +21   +0.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -31.8 (-57) -30.2 (-54) -24.7 (-44) -18.4 (-33) -12.8 (-23) -9.2 (-17) -8.3 (-15) -10.7 (-19) -14.8 (-27) -19.9 (-36) -26 (-47) -29.4 (-53) -19.7 (-35)

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