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Des Moines, Iowa vs Scott City, Ks Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Des Moines, Iowa, Usa and Scott City, Ks, Usa is approximately 741 km or 460 mi.
  • To reach Des Moines, Iowa in this distance one would set out from Scott City, Ks bearing 55.7° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Des Moines, Iowa bearing 60.4° or ENE .
  • Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Scott City, Ks has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Scott City, Ks is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.5 °C (2.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.4 °C (7.9°F) more in Des Moines, Iowa. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 325.7 mm (12.8 in) more which is equivalent to 325.7 l/m (7.99 US gal/ft) or 3,257,000 l/ha (348,195 US gal/ac) more. About 1 5/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.5° lower in Des Moines, Iowa than in Scott City, Ks.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) +-1 (-3) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -6 (-12) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -2 (-3) 0 (-1) +1 (+1) 0 (-1) 0 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -1 (-1) -3 (-6) -2 (-3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) 0 (0) +1 (+2)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +9 (+0) +12 (+0) +24 (+1) +42 (+2) +15 (+1) +36 (+1) +21 (+1) +49 (+2) +39 (+2) +40 (+2) +21 (+1) +18 (+1) +326 (+13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 19' -0h 11' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 16' +0h 21' +0h 19' +0h 11' +0h 01' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 21'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -3.6 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5 -3.6 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5   -3.5

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