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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Detroit, Michigan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Detroit, Michigan, Usa is approximately 5,667 km or 3,522 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Detroit, Michigan bearing 313.8° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 249.5° or WSW .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Detroit, Michigan has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Detroit, Michigan is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 5.7 °C (10.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.1 °C (25.4°F) less in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 85.8 mm (3.4 in) more which is equivalent to 85.8 l/m² (2.11 US gal/ft²) or 858,000 l/ha (91,726 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 13° lower in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Detroit, Michigan.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +-1 (-1) -5 (-10) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -14 (-25) -12 (-22) -10 (-17) -5 (-9) +0 (0) -9 (-15)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +1 (+2) -3 (-6) -8 (-14) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -12 (-22) -11 (-19) -9 (-15) -7 (-12) -3 (-6) +2 (+3) -6 (-10)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+8) +3 (+5) -1 (-2) -5 (-8) -7 (-12) -9 (-15) -9 (-15) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) -1 (-2) +3 (+5) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +27 (+1) +14 (+1) -10 (0) -25 (-1) -16 (-1) -38 (-2) -17 (-1) -5 (0) +39 (+2) +57 (+2) +39 (+2) +22 (+1) +86 (+3)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +9 (+32) +6 (+19) -1 ( -3) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +13 (+42) +10 (+33) +11 (+35) +8 (+27) +4 (+13)   +78 (+21)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 44' -1h 01' -0h 10' +0h 41' +1h 30' +2h 00' +1h 46' +1h 01' +0h 09' -0h 42' -1h 32' -2h 00'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (┬°) -12.8 -12.8 -12.9 -12.9 -12.9 -13 -13 -13 -13 -13 -13 -13   -13

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