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Birmingham, Alabama vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Birmingham, Alabama, Usa and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 1,074 km or 667 mi.
  • To reach Birmingham, Alabama in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 143.4° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Birmingham, Alabama bearing 147.6° or SSE .
  • Birmingham, Alabama has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Birmingham, Alabama is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 6.7 °C (12.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.5 °C (18.9°F) less in Birmingham, Alabama. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 545 mm (21.5 in) more which is equivalent to 545 l/m² (13.38 US gal/ft²) or 5,450,000 l/ha (582,641 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/3 as much.
  • There are 62 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Birmingham, Alabama. In whichever way circa 0h 10' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.9° higher in Birmingham, Alabama than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.9°C (8.9°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+24) +13 (+23) +11 (+19) +7 (+13) +4 (+8) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +5 (+8) +6 (+10) +9 (+17) +13 (+23) +7 (+13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +12 (+22) +12 (+21) +9 (+17) +6 (+11) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +5 (+8) +5 (+9) +8 (+14) +12 (+21) +7 (+12)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +11 (+21) +11 (+19) +8 (+15) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +5 (+8) +4 (+8) +7 (+12) +10 (+19) +6 (+11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +105 (+4) +92 (+4) +98 (+4) +41 (+2) +30 (+1) -19 (-1) +37 (+1) -16 (-1) +10 (+0) +5 (+0) +65 (+3) +97 (+4) +545 (+21)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +4 (+14) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -3) +5 (+16) +2 (+6) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) +2 (+7) +4 (+13)   +16 (+4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 25' -0h 21' +0h 09' +0h 46' +0h 36' -0h 20' -1h 27' -0h 44' -1h 02' -0h 05' +0h 34' +0h 17'   -0h 10'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 40' +0h 24' +0h 04' -0h 17' -0h 35' -0h 45' -0h 41' -0h 24' -0h 03' +0h 17' +0h 36' +0h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +8 +7.9 +7.9 +7.9 +8 +8 +7.9 +8 +7.9 +7.9 +7.9 +7.9   +7.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -11 -11 -10 -3 -4 -4 +4 -1 +0 -1 -10 -9   -5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +9.3 (+17) +8.3 (+15) +5.9 (+11) +4.9 (+9) +2.6 (+5) +1.2 (+2) +2.8 (+5) +2.3 (+4) +4.2 (+8) +4.3 (+8) +4.6 (+8) +8.6 (+15) +4.9 (+9)

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