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Tucson, Arizona vs Rapid City, South Dakota Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Tucson, Arizona, Usa and Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa is approximately 1,479 km or 919 mi.
  • To reach Tucson, Arizona in this distance one would set out from Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 209.6° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Tucson, Arizona bearing 204.8° or SSW .
  • Tucson, Arizona has a subtropical hot steppe climate (BSh) whereas Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Tucson, Arizona is in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome whereas Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 12.2 °C (22°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.1 °C (14.6°F) less in Tucson, Arizona. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 156.1 mm (6.1 in) less which is equivalent to 156.1 l/m² (3.83 US gal/ft²) or 1,561,000 l/ha (166,881 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 1120 more hours of sunlight per year in Tucson, Arizona. In whichever way circa 3h 04' more per day or about 1 2/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.9° higher in Tucson, Arizona than in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Relative humidity levels are 20.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.1°C (5.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Tucson, Arizona 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 Tucson, Arizona.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+29) +16 (+29) +15 (+27) +13 (+24) +13 (+23) +12 (+22) +8 (+14) +7 (+13) +11 (+20) +12 (+22) +14 (+26) +15 (+27) +13 (+23)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+28) +16 (+28) +14 (+25) +12 (+21) +10 (+19) +10 (+19) +8 (+14) +8 (+15) +12 (+21) +12 (+22) +14 (+25) +15 (+27) +12 (+22)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +16 (+28) +15 (+27) +13 (+24) +10 (+19) +8 (+15) +8 (+15) +8 (+14) +9 (+16) +13 (+23) +12 (+22) +13 (+23) +15 (+27) +12 (+21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +14 (+1) +5 (+0) -6 (0) -45 (-2) -76 (-3) -79 (-3) -5 (0) +5 (+0) +11 (+0) -1 (0) +5 (+0) +17 (+1) -156 (-6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -6 ( -19) -7 ( -23) -11 ( -35) -11 ( -37) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -1 ( -3)   -44 ( -12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +3h 42' +3h 45' +3h 29' +4h 10' +4h 25' +3h 24' +0h 01' +0h 54' +2h 26' +2h 50' +3h 50' +3h 56'   +3h 04'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +1h 02' +0h 37' +0h 06' -0h 25' -0h 54' -1h 10' -1h 03' -0h 37' -0h 05' +0h 26' +0h 55' +1h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +11.8 +11.8 +11.9 +11.8 +11.8 +11.8 +11.8 +11.8 +11.8 +11.8 +11.8 +11.9   +11.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -21 -27 -32 -28 -32 -34 -9 +0 -9 -13 -22 -21   -20.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +8.7 (+16) +6.2 (+11) +2 (+4) -0.9 (-2) -5.8 (-10) -6.8 (-12) +3.1 (+6) +7.2 (+13) +6.7 (+12) +5.2 (+9) +4.3 (+8) +7.5 (+14) +3.1 (+6)

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