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Des Moines, Iowa vs Abilene, Tx Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Des Moines, Iowa, Usa and Abilene, Tx, Usa is approximately 1,146 km or 712 mi.
  • To reach Des Moines, Iowa in this distance one would set out from Abilene, Tx bearing 26.1° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Des Moines, Iowa bearing 29.7° or NNE .
  • Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Abilene, Tx has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Abilene, Tx is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 8.2 °C (14.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.9 °C (16°F) more in Des Moines, Iowa. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 221.5 mm (8.7 in) more which is equivalent to 221.5 l/m (5.44 US gal/ft) or 2,215,000 l/ha (236,798 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/3 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 9.1° lower in Des Moines, Iowa than in Abilene, Tx.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Des Moines, Iowa relative to Abilene, Tx. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Abilene, Tx vs Des Moines, Iowa.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -12 (-22) -9 (-16) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -14 (-24) -9 (-16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-23) -13 (-23) -11 (-19) -8 (-15) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -12 (-21) -8 (-15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -5 (-10) -4 (-8) -3 (-6) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -10 (-18) -7 (-13)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -2 (0) -1 (0) +25 (+1) +37 (+1) +18 (+1) +41 (+2) +43 (+2) +36 (+1) +8 (+0) +3 (+0) +8 (+0) +7 (+0) +222 (+9)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 45' -0h 28' -0h 05' +0h 19' +0h 40' +0h 51' +0h 46' +0h 28' +0h 04' -0h 19' -0h 40' -0h 51'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1 -9.1   -9.1

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