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Nome, Alaska vs San Jose Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Nome, Alaska, Usa and San Jose, Costa Rica is approximately 8,598 km or 5,343 mi.
  • To reach Nome, Alaska in this distance one would set out from San Jose bearing 334.1° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Nome, Alaska bearing 273.5° or W .
  • Nome, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas San Jose has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Nome, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome whereas San Jose is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 23.7 °C (42.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 23.9 °C (43°F) more in Nome, Alaska. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1420.2 mm (55.9 in) less which is equivalent to 1420.2 l/m² (34.86 US gal/ft²) or 14,202,000 l/ha (1,518,288 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • There are 156 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Nome, Alaska. In whichever way circa 0h 26' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 48° lower in Nome, Alaska than in San Jose.
  • Relative humidity levels are 13.1% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 20.2°C (36.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Nome, Alaska relative to San Jose. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of San Jose vs Nome, Alaska.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -34 (-60) -35 (-63) -34 (-61) -31 (-55) -21 (-39) -15 (-28) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -18 (-32) -25 (-45) -30 (-55) -33 (-60) -25 (-45)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -33 (-59) -35 (-62) -34 (-60) -30 (-53) -20 (-35) -14 (-25) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -16 (-28) -23 (-41) -29 (-52) -33 (-60) -24 (-43)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -32 (-58) -34 (-62) -33 (-59) -28 (-51) -18 (-32) -12 (-22) -9 (-16) -9 (-17) -14 (-24) -20 (-37) -28 (-50) -33 (-60) -23 (-41)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +5 (+0) +10 (+0) -6 (0) -29 (-1) -213 (-8) -213 (-8) -156 (-6) -171 (-7) -243 (-10) -266 (-10) -119 (-5) -20 (-1) -1420 (-56)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +8 (+26) +10 (+35) +9 (+29) +3 (+10) -10 ( -32) -14 ( -47) -10 ( -32) -7 ( -23) -10 ( -33) -13 ( -42) -3 ( -10) +5 (+16)   -32 ( -9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -4h 40' -3h 55' -1h 46' +0h 32' +4h 00' +5h 54' +2h 34' +0h 19' -0h 16' -1h 07' -2h 16' -4h 32'   -0h 26'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 38' -3h 43' -0h 39' +2h 30' +5h 39' +7h 52' +6h 47' +3h 44' +0h 33' -2h 36' -5h 44' -7h 52'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -54.2 -54.2 -54.3 -50.3 -33.8 -27.6 -33.6 -50.4 -54.4 -54.3 -54.4 -54.3   -48
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +16 +22 +26 +22 +9 +6 +12 +13 +7 +3 +10 +11   +13.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -28.3 (-51) -28.4 (-51) -26.5 (-48) -23.7 (-43) -16.9 (-30) -12.2 (-22) -7.6 (-14) -8.1 (-15) -14 (-25) -21.2 (-38) -25.9 (-47) -29.6 (-53) -20.2 (-36)

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