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Des Moines, Iowa vs Mazatlan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Des Moines, Iowa, Usa and Mazatlan, Mexico is approximately 2,357 km or 1,464 mi.
  • To reach Des Moines, Iowa in this distance one would set out from Mazatlan bearing 27.2° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Des Moines, Iowa bearing 34.1° or NE .
  • Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Mazatlan has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Mazatlan is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 14.5 °C (26.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.7 °C (40.9°F) more in Des Moines, Iowa. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 11.7 mm (0.5 in) less which is equivalent to 11.7 l/m² (0.29 US gal/ft²) or 117,000 l/ha (12,508 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • There are 88 more hours of sunlight per year in Des Moines, Iowa. In whichever way circa 0h 14' more per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 18.2° lower in Des Moines, Iowa than in Mazatlan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 19.4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 18.1°C (32.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-49) -24 (-44) -17 (-31) -11 (-19) -6 (-11) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -3 (-6) -8 (-14) -14 (-24) -20 (-36) -26 (-47) -14 (-24)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-48) -24 (-43) -18 (-32) -12 (-22) -8 (-15) -6 (-10) -4 (-7) -6 (-10) -10 (-18) -15 (-28) -20 (-36) -25 (-45) -15 (-26)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-47) -24 (-42) -18 (-32) -13 (-23) -9 (-17) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -12 (-22) -17 (-31) -20 (-36) -25 (-45) -15 (-28)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) +24 (+1) +57 (+2) +82 (+3) +91 (+4) +87 (+3) -116 (-5) -109 (-4) -127 (-5) -29 (-1) +23 (+1) +9 (+0) -12 (0)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +6 (+19) +5 (+18) +9.5 (+31) +9.5 (+32) +10.5 (+34) +7 (+23) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -19) -5 ( -17) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +5 (+16)   +41.5 (+11)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 36' -0h 57' -1h 23' -0h 12' -0h 09' +1h 54' +3h 40' +2h 50' +2h 36' -0h 38' -1h 32' -1h 40'   +0h 14'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 22' -0h 50' -0h 09' +0h 34' +1h 13' +1h 33' +1h 24' +0h 50' +0h 07' -0h 36' -1h 14' -1h 33'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -18.3 -18.3 -18.3 -18.3 -18.3 -17.6 -18 -18.3 -18.2 -18.2 -18.2 -18.3   -18.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -5 -9 -17 -26 -26 -21 -27 -24 -30 -27 -14 -7   -19.4
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -26.3 (-47) -24.2 (-44) -19.8 (-36) -17.4 (-31) -13.9 (-25) -10.3 (-19) -10.3 (-19) -10.9 (-20) -16.6 (-30) -20.9 (-38) -21.6 (-39) -25.1 (-45) -18.1 (-33)

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