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Tucson, Arizona vs Anchorage, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tucson, Arizona, Usa and Anchorage, Alaska, Usa is approximately 4,265 km or 2,650 mi.
  • To reach Tucson, Arizona in this distance one would set out from Anchorage, Alaska bearing 120.9° or ESE and follow the great circles arc to approach Tucson, Arizona bearing 150.7° or SSE .
  • Tucson, Arizona has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Anchorage, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with dry summers (Dsc).
  • Tucson, Arizona is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Anchorage, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 18 °C (32.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.6 °C (8.3°F) less in Tucson, Arizona. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 99.3 mm (3.9 in) less which is equivalent to 99.3 l/m² (2.44 US gal/ft²) or 993,000 l/ha (106,158 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • There are 1860 more hours of sunlight per year in Tucson, Arizona. In whichever way circa 5h 05' more per day or about 2 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 28.9° higher in Tucson, Arizona than in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Relative humidity levels are 34.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.2°C (9.4°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +24 (+42) +23 (+42) +22 (+40) +21 (+38) +20 (+36) +21 (+38) +19 (+34) +19 (+34) +21 (+38) +24 (+44) +25 (+46) +23 (+42) +22 (+39)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +20 (+36) +20 (+36) +18 (+33) +17 (+30) +15 (+27) +16 (+30) +16 (+28) +16 (+28) +18 (+32) +20 (+36) +21 (+38) +20 (+36) +18 (+32)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +17 (+30) +16 (+30) +15 (+26) +12 (+22) +11 (+19) +12 (+21) +12 (+22) +13 (+23) +14 (+26) +16 (+28) +17 (+31) +17 (+30) +14 (+26)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) -2 (0) +1 (+0) -9 (0) -14 (-1) -24 (-1) +17 (+1) -6 (0) -26 (-1) -25 (-1) -11 (0) -1 (0) -99 (-4)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -11) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -6 ( -20) -1 ( -3) -5 ( -16) -10 ( -33) -7 ( -23) -5 ( -17) -4 ( -13)   -56 ( -15)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +5h 50' +5h 22' +3h 34' +3h 18' +4h 09' +3h 28' +2h 21' +4h 36' +7h 04' +7h 17' +6h 56' +7h 09'   +5h 05'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +4h 01' +2h 17' +0h 24' -1h 32' -3h 27' -4h 40' -4h 05' -2h 17' -0h 20' +1h 36' +3h 30' +4h 40'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +28.7 +28.8 +28.9 +28.9 +28.8 +28.9 +28.9 +28.9 +28.9 +28.9 +28.8 +28.8   +28.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -34 -32 -31 -31 -34 -39 -30 -26 -35 -38 -45 -40   -34.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +10.8 (+19) +9.4 (+17) +6.3 (+11) +2.5 (+5) -2 (-4) -2.6 (-5) +4.3 (+8) +6.6 (+12) +5 (+9) +6.2 (+11) +7 (+13) +8.9 (+16) +5.2 (+9)

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