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Jakobshavn vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Jakobshavn, Greenland and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 3,931 km or 2,443 mi.
  • To reach Jakobshavn in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 24.5° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Jakobshavn bearing 61° or ENE .
  • Jakobshavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • The average temperature is 14.3 °C (25.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.6 °C (15.5°F) less in Jakobshavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 584.3 mm (23 in) less which is equivalent to 584.3 l/m² (14.34 US gal/ft²) or 5,843,000 l/ha (624,655 US gal/ac) less. About 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 27.6° lower in Jakobshavn than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 13.2% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.6°C (19.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -12 (-22) -20 (-35) -21 (-38) -20 (-35) -20 (-35) -19 (-35) -19 (-34) -19 (-34) -19 (-34) -14 (-25) -8 (-15) -17 (-30)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -11 (-19) -18 (-33) -19 (-34) -17 (-30) -17 (-31) -17 (-30) -16 (-30) -16 (-29) -16 (-28) -12 (-21) -7 (-13) -14 (-26)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -9 (-17) -17 (-30) -17 (-30) -14 (-25) -14 (-25) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -10 (-17) -6 (-10) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -10 (0) -15 (-1) -45 (-2) -67 (-3) -76 (-3) -90 (-4) -67 (-3) -78 (-3) -53 (-2) -43 (-2) -23 (-1) -18 (-1) -584 (-23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 08' -3h 39' -0h 36' +2h 22' +6h 37' +9h 02' +8h 19' +3h 41' +0h 31' -2h 28' -6h 46' -9h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -27.3 -27.6 -27.7 -27.7 -27.6 -27.7 -27.6 -27.6 -27.6 -27.5 -27.2 -27.6   -27.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 +4 +13 +20 +21 +21 +23 +15 +20 +18 +4 -1   +13.2
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -6.4 (-12) -9.9 (-18) -15.1 (-27) -13.2 (-24) -10.8 (-19) -11.6 (-21) -10.6 (-19) -12.1 (-22) -10.3 (-19) -10.3 (-19) -10.3 (-19) -7.1 (-13) -10.6 (-19)

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