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Rapid City, South Dakota vs Abilene, Tx Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa and Abilene, Tx, Usa is approximately 1,333 km or 828 mi.
  • To reach Rapid City, South Dakota in this distance one would set out from Abilene, Tx bearing 347.6° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 345.4° or NNW .
  • Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Abilene, Tx has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Abilene, Tx is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 10.1 °C (18.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.8 °C (8.6°F) more in Rapid City, South Dakota. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 158.9 mm (6.3 in) less which is equivalent to 158.9 l/m (3.9 US gal/ft) or 1,589,000 l/ha (169,875 US gal/ac) less. About 3/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.7° lower in Rapid City, South Dakota than in Abilene, Tx.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rapid City, South Dakota relative to Abilene, Tx. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Abilene, Tx vs Rapid City, South Dakota.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -11 (-20) -9 (-17) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -9 (-17)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -12 (-21) -10 (-17) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -9 (-17) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -11 (-21) -10 (-18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-21) -12 (-21) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -12 (-21) -11 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -18 (-1) -17 (-1) -10 (0) +4 (+0) +5 (+0) +11 (+0) +12 (+0) -20 (-1) -50 (-2) -36 (-1) -25 (-1) -16 (-1) -159 (-6)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -1h 01' -0h 37' -0h 06' +0h 25' +0h 54' +1h 09' +1h 02' +0h 37' +0h 05' -0h 26' -0h 54' -1h 09'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () -11.6 -11.6 -11.7 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6 -11.7 -11.6 -11.6 -11.7   -11.7

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