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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 5,093 km or 3,165 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 312° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 257.2° or WSW .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 6.4 °C (11.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.4 °C (33.1°F) less in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 73 mm (2.9 in) more which is equivalent to 73 l/m² (1.79 US gal/ft²) or 730,000 l/ha (78,042 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 13.7° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Des Moines, Iowa.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cold Bay, Alaska relative to Des Moines, Iowa. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Des Moines, Iowa vs Cold Bay, Alaska.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +-1 (-2) -7 (-12) -13 (-24) -16 (-29) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -16 (-28) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -5 (-9) +2 (+3) -9 (-17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +2 (+3) -4 (-7) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -15 (-26) -15 (-26) -13 (-23) -10 (-17) -8 (-14) -3 (-5) +4 (+6) -6 (-12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+13) +4 (+7) -2 (-3) -6 (-11) -9 (-17) -11 (-20) -11 (-21) -9 (-17) -6 (-11) -4 (-8) 0 (0) +6 (+10) -4 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +48 (+2) +30 (+1) -4 (0) -35 (-1) -35 (-1) -60 (-2) -32 (-1) -24 (-1) +22 (+1) +44 (+2) +61 (+2) +60 (+2) +73 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +10 (+32) +14 (+50) +9 (+29) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +12 (+39) +11 (+37) +13 (+42) +13 (+43) +10 (+32)   +107 (+29)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 48' -1h 03' -0h 11' +0h 43' +1h 34' +2h 04' +1h 50' +1h 03' +0h 09' -0h 44' -1h 35' -2h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -13.5 -13.5 -13.6 -13.6 -13.6 -13.7 -13.7 -13.7 -13.7 -13.7 -13.7 -13.7   -13.7

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