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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Williston, North Dakota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Williston, North Dakota, Usa is approximately 3,184 km or 1,979 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Williston, North Dakota bearing 321.7° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 283.9° or WNW .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Williston, North Dakota has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Williston, North Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean temperature is 8.2 °C (14.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6 °C (10.8°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 71.1 mm (2.8 in) less which is equivalent to 71.1 l/m² (1.74 US gal/ft²) or 711,000 l/ha (76,011 US gal/ac) less. About 4/5 as much.
  • There are 683 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 1h 51' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.5° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Williston, North Dakota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.6°C (11.9°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -9 (-16) -8 (-15) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -7 (-12) -9 (-17) -9 (-15) -15 (-26) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -10 (-17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -11 (-20) -10 (-17) -7 (-12) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -11 (-20) -14 (-24) -11 (-20) -8 (-15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-17) -11 (-20) -11 (-19) -6 (-10) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -7 (-13) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -7 (-12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) 0 (0) -8 (0) -24 (-1) -35 (-1) -23 (-1) -6 (0) +18 (+1) -10 (0) +3 (+0) +9 (+0) +7 (+0) -71 (-3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) +1 (+4) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +3 (+10) +1 (+3)   +19 (+5)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 30' -1h 31' +0h 21' +1h 40' +0h 29' +0h 34' -2h 58' -5h 11' -4h 02' -4h 03' -2h 02' -3h 01'   -1h 51'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 56' -2h 02' -0h 20' +1h 20' +3h 14' +4h 52' +4h 02' +2h 02' +0h 17' -1h 23' -3h 18' -4h 52'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -16.5 -16.5 -16.5 -16.6 -16.6 -16.7 -16.7 -16.7 -16.6 -16.6 -16.5 -16.4   -16.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +4 -1 -6 +0 -2 -5 +9 +13 +12 +19 +8 +3   +4.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -9.7 (-17) -10.8 (-19) -10.3 (-19) -5.8 (-10) -3.7 (-7) -4.1 (-7) -1.6 (-3) -2.4 (-4) -2.5 (-5) -6 (-11) -12 (-22) -10.3 (-19) -6.6 (-12)

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