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Prince Rupert, British Columbia vs Rapid City, South Dakota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada and Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa is approximately 2,260 km or 1,404 mi.
  • To reach Prince Rupert, British Columbia in this distance one would set out from Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 309.8° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Prince Rupert, British Columbia bearing 288.9° or WNW .
  • Prince Rupert, British Columbia has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Prince Rupert, British Columbia is in or near the cool temperate rain forest biome whereas Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 1.1 °C (2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15.2 °C (27.4°F) less in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2090.6 mm (82.3 in) more which is equivalent to 2090.6 l/m (51.31 US gal/ft) or 20,906,000 l/ha (2,234,990 US gal/ac) more. About 5 1/2 as much.
  • There are 1777 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. In whichever way circa 4h 51' less per day or about 1/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.2° lower in Prince Rupert, British Columbia than in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 30.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.4°C (9.8°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Prince Rupert, British Columbia relative to Rapid City, South Dakota. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Rapid City, South Dakota vs Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +-1 (-1) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) +-1 (-2) +2 (+4) -5 (-9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +6 (+10) +3 (+5) -2 (-3) -5 (-8) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -8 (-14) -4 (-7) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) +6 (+10) -1 (-2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +10 (+17) +9 (+17) +6 (+11) +2 (+3) -2 (-3) -4 (-7) -5 (-10) -3 (-6) +1 (+1) +3 (+6) +6 (+11) +9 (+17) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +242 (+10) +204 (+8) +164 (+6) +128 (+5) +61 (+2) +36 (+1) +47 (+2) +112 (+4) +214 (+8) +351 (+14) +272 (+11) +259 (+10) +2091 (+82)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +14 (+45) +12 (+42) +11 (+35) +10 (+33) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) +8 (+26) +8 (+26) +12 (+40) +19 (+61) +18 (+60) +18 (+58)   +140 (+38)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -3h 29' -3h 36' -4h 17' -4h 00' -3h 42' -6h 02' -7h 05' -5h 48' -6h 04' -5h 58' -4h 12' -4h 01'   -4h 51'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 23' -0h 48' -0h 08' +0h 32' +1h 12' +1h 35' +1h 24' +0h 48' +0h 07' -0h 34' -1h 13' -1h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -10.1 -10.2 -10.1 -10.2 -10.2 -10.2 -10.2 -10.3 -10.2 -10.2 -10.2 -10.1   -10.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +24 +20 +18 +25 +26 +27 +37 +42 +42 +40 +33 +29   +30.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +9.5 (+17) +8.5 (+15) +5.5 (+10) +3.8 (+7) +1.7 (+3) -0.9 (-2) +0.5 (+1) +3.7 (+7) +7 (+13) +7.7 (+14) +8.1 (+15) +10 (+18) +5.4 (+10)

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