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

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and San Francisco, California, Usa is approximately 3,454 km or 2,146 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from San Francisco, California bearing 339.2° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 318.6° or NW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas San Francisco, California has a Mediterranean warm climate (Csb).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas San Francisco, California is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 16.9 °C (30.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 31.5 °C (56.7°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 224.3 mm (8.8 in) less which is equivalent to 224.3 l/m² (5.5 US gal/ft²) or 2,243,000 l/ha (239,792 US gal/ac) less. About 5/9 as much.
  • There are 932 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 32' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27.1° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in San Francisco, California.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 17.5°C (31.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -32 (-57) -29 (-52) -21 (-37) -13 (-23) -4 (-7) 0 (0) 0 (+1) -3 (-6) -10 (-19) -21 (-38) -29 (-51) -30 (-54) -16 (-29)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -33 (-59) -31 (-56) -24 (-42) -14 (-25) -5 (-10) -1 (-2) 0 (0) -4 (-7) -11 (-19) -20 (-36) -29 (-52) -31 (-56) -17 (-30)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -34 (-60) -33 (-59) -26 (-48) -15 (-27) -7 (-12) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) -4 (-8) -11 (-19) -19 (-34) -29 (-53) -32 (-57) -18 (-32)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -99 (-4) -70 (-3) -68 (-3) -27 (-1) +11 (+0) +32 (+1) +47 (+2) +49 (+2) +19 (+1) -8 (0) -52 (-2) -57 (-2) -224 (-9)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) -3 ( -11) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) +4 (+13) +9 (+30) +12.5 (+40) +13.5 (+44) +9 (+30) +7 (+23) +2 (+7) -2 ( -6)   +45 (+12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 13' -2h 30' -1h 13' +0h 10' -0h 17' -0h 14' -0h 40' -3h 34' -5h 06' -5h 03' -4h 14' -4h 36'   -2h 32'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 01' -2h 41' -0h 27' +1h 47' +4h 12' +6h 06' +5h 08' +2h 42' +0h 23' -1h 51' -4h 16' -6h 06'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -27.1 -27 -27.1 -27.1 -27.2 -27.2 -27.2 -27.2 -27.2 -27.1 -27 -27   -27.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 -2 -7 -16 -22 -19 -15 -11 -5 +7 +8 +2   -6.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -31.2 (-56) -29.7 (-53) -23.1 (-42) -15.7 (-28) -10.3 (-19) -6 (-11) -3.9 (-7) -6.2 (-11) -11.2 (-20) -17.1 (-31) -26.2 (-47) -29.5 (-53) -17.5 (-32)

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