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Cold Bay, Alaska vs Narsarsuaq Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa and Narsarsuaq, Greenland is approximately 5,962 km or 3,705 mi.
  • To reach Cold Bay, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Narsarsuaq bearing 321° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 212.2° or SSW .
  • Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) whereas Narsarsuaq has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas Narsarsuaq is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 2.6 °C (4.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.6 °C (6.5°F) less in Cold Bay, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 299.3 mm (11.8 in) more which is equivalent to 299.3 l/m² (7.35 US gal/ft²) or 2,993,000 l/ha (319,972 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.9° higher in Cold Bay, Alaska than in Narsarsuaq.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Cold Bay, Alaska relative to Narsarsuaq. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Narsarsuaq 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) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +-1 (-2) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) +-2 (-4) +-1 (-1) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +1 (+1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) +2 (+3) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +6 (+10) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +7 (+12) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +2 (+4) 0 (0) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) +6 (+10) +7 (+13) +4 (+6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +35 (+1) +25 (+1) +17 (+1) +10 (+0) +20 (+1) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +11 (+0) +45 (+2) +56 (+2) +46 (+2) +31 (+1) +299 (+12)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +9 (+29) +12 (+42) +9 (+29) +3 (+10) +7 (+23) +6 (+20) +2 (+6) +11 (+35) +7 (+23) +10 (+32) +7 (+23) +7 (+23)   +90 (+25)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 25' +0h 45' +0h 07' -0h 30' -1h 11' -1h 43' -1h 27' -0h 45' -0h 06' +0h 31' +1h 12' +1h 43'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +6 +6.1 +6.1 +6.1 +6 +5.9 +5.9 +5.9 +5.9 +5.8 +5.8 +5.9   +5.9

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