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Rapid City, South Dakota vs Ottawa (airport) Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Rapid City, South Dakota, Usa and Ottawa (airport), Canada is approximately 2,172 km or 1,350 mi.
  • To reach Rapid City, South Dakota in this distance one would set out from Ottawa (airport) bearing 276.2° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Rapid City, South Dakota bearing 256.7° or WSW .
  • Rapid City, South Dakota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Ottawa (airport) has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • Rapid City, South Dakota is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Ottawa (airport) is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 2.2 °C (4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.9 °C (7°F) less in Rapid City, South Dakota. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 449.5 mm (17.7 in) less which is equivalent to 449.5 l/m (11.03 US gal/ft) or 4,495,000 l/ha (480,545 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° higher in Rapid City, South Dakota than in Ottawa (airport).

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Rapid City, South Dakota relative to Ottawa (airport). You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Ottawa (airport) 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) +8 (+15) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) +3 (+6) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +4 (+6) +4 (+8) +3 (+6) +4 (+8) +4 (+6) +7 (+12) +5 (+8)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+10) +6 (+11) +4 (+6) +1 (+3) +0 (+0) +1 (+1) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+1) +1 (+3) +0 (+1) +4 (+7) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +1 (+2) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) +1 (+2) 0 (0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -50 (-2) -46 (-2) -41 (-2) -16 (-1) +4 (+0) +7 (+0) -23 (-1) -41 (-2) -52 (-2) -47 (-2) -74 (-3) -72 (-3) -450 (-18)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 08' +0h 04' +0h 00' -0h 03' -0h 07' -0h 09' -0h 08' -0h 04' -0h 00' +0h 03' +0h 07' +0h 09'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +1.2 +1.3 +1.2 +1.3 +1.3 +1.3 +1.3 +1.2 +1.2 +1.2 +1.3 +1.2   +1.2

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