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Rapid City (airport), Sd vs Hays, Ks Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rapid City (airport), Sd, Usa and Hays, Ks, Usa is approximately 663 km or 412 mi.
  • To reach Rapid City (airport), Sd in this distance one would set out from Hays, Ks bearing 329.6° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Rapid City (airport), Sd bearing 326.8° or NNW .
  • Rapid City (airport), Sd has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Hays, Ks has a hot summer continental climate with dry winters (Dwa).
  • Rapid City (airport), Sd is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Hays, Ks is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 3.7 °C (6.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.6 °C (2.9°F) less in Rapid City (airport), Sd. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 131.2 mm (5.2 in) less which is equivalent to 131.2 l/m² (3.22 US gal/ft²) or 1,312,000 l/ha (140,262 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 5.1° lower in Rapid City (airport), Sd than in Hays, Ks.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rapid City (airport), Sd relative to Hays, Ks. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Hays, Ks vs Rapid City (airport), Sd.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -4 (-6) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -4 (-8) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -3 (-6) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +1 (+0) 0 (0) -19 (-1) -2 (0) -1 (0) -7 (0) -36 (-1) -24 (-1) -24 (-1) -8 (0) -9 (0) -2 (0) -131 (-5)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 30' -0h 18' -0h 03' +0h 12' +0h 26' +0h 34' +0h 30' +0h 18' +0h 02' -0h 12' -0h 26' -0h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -5.1 -5 -5.1 -5 -5.1 -5 -5 -5 -5.1 -5 -5 -5.1   -5.1

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