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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Mcmurdo Sound Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica is approximately 14,942 km or 9,285 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Mcmurdo Sound bearing 24° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 8.6° or N .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF).
  • The mean temperature is 20.8 °C (37.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.2 °C (20.2°F) less in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 701.3 mm (27.6 in) more which is equivalent to 701.3 l/m² (17.21 US gal/ft²) or 7,013,000 l/ha (749,736 US gal/ac) more. About 4 2/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 23.2° higher in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Mcmurdo Sound.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +6 (+11) +16 (+29) +22 (+39) +28 (+50) +31 (+55) +36 (+65) +38 (+69) +34 (+62) +24 (+42) +11 (+20) +3 (+5) +21 (+37)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +56 (+2) +29 (+1) +40 (+2) +32 (+1) +37 (+1) +25 (+1) +47 (+2) +69 (+3) +102 (+4) +90 (+4) +94 (+4) +79 (+3) +701 (+28)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -16h 27' -13h 17' -2h 08' +9h 12' +15h 54' +17h 02' +16h 31' +13h 09' +1h 50' -9h 31' -15h 57' -17h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17 +1.7 +23.2 +46.1 +63 +69.5 +63.4 +46.3 +23.9 +1 -17.3 -24.2   +23.2

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