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Rock Rapids, Ia vs Base Orcadas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rock Rapids, Ia, Usa and Base Orcadas, Antarctica is approximately 12,431 km or 7,725 mi.
  • To reach Rock Rapids, Ia in this distance one would set out from Base Orcadas bearing 322.1° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Rock Rapids, Ia bearing 335.8° or NNW .
  • Rock Rapids, Ia has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Base Orcadas has a tundra climate (ET).
  • The average annual temperature is 11.3 °C (20.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 23.5 °C (42.3°F) more in Rock Rapids, Ia. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 9.4 mm (0.4 in) more which is equivalent to 9.4 l/m² (0.23 US gal/ft²) or 94,000 l/ha (10,049 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18.3° higher in Rock Rapids, Ia than in Base Orcadas.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rock Rapids, Ia relative to Base Orcadas. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Base Orcadas vs Rock Rapids, Ia.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -4 (-7) 4 (+7) +15 (+28) +25 (+45) +32 (+58) +36 (+64) +33 (+60) +25 (+46) +17 (+30) +5 (+9) -4 (-8) +15 (+27)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -8 (-15) 0 (-1) +11 (+19) +21 (+37) +29 (+52) +33 (+59) +30 (+55) +22 (+39) +12 (+22) +2 (+4) -8 (-14) +11 (+20)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -13 (-23) -4 (-8) +6 (+11) +17 (+30) +26 (+47) +30 (+55) +28 (+50) +18 (+33) +8 (+14) -2 (-3) -12 (-21) +7 (+13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -31 (-1) -57 (-2) -28 (-1) -11 (0) +12 (+0) +52 (+2) +39 (+2) +45 (+2) +28 (+1) +0 (+0) -13 (-1) -26 (-1) +9 (+0)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 31' -5h 06' -0h 55' +3h 29' +7h 27' +9h 42' +8h 40' +5h 06' +0h 47' -3h 36' -7h 33' -9h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -21.9 -3.2 +18.5 +41.7 +58.2 +64.4 +58.3 +41.7 +18.8 -4 -22.3 -29.1   +18.3

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