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Sacramento, California vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Sacramento, California, Usa and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 2,385 km or 1,482 mi.
  • To reach Sacramento, California in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 271.2° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Sacramento, California bearing 253° or WSW .
  • Sacramento, California has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • Sacramento, California is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 6.1 °C (11°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.8 °C (26.6°F) less in Sacramento, California. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 396.2 mm (15.6 in) less which is equivalent to 396.2 l/m² (9.72 US gal/ft²) or 3,962,000 l/ha (423,564 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • There are 715 more hours of sunlight per year in Sacramento, California. In whichever way circa 1h 57' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3° higher in Sacramento, California than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.8°C (8.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+25) +15 (+26) +10 (+17) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) 3 (+6) 4 (+6) +4 (+8) +7 (+12) +8 (+14) +8 (+15) +11 (+20) +8 (+14)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +14 (+26) +15 (+26) +9 (+16) +4 (+7) +2 (+3) 0 (0) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) +4 (+6) +6 (+11) +8 (+14) +12 (+21) +6 (+11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+27) +14 (+26) +9 (+15) +3 (+6) -1 (-1) -3 (-6) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) +1 (+1) +4 (+8) +8 (+14) +12 (+22) +5 (+8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +70 (+3) +45 (+2) +6 (+0) -56 (-2) -86 (-3) -110 (-4) -95 (-4) -105 (-4) -80 (-3) -39 (-2) +24 (+1) +30 (+1) -396 (-16)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) -2 ( -6) -5 ( -17) -8 ( -26) -10 ( -33) -8 ( -26) -9 ( -29) -7 ( -23) -4 ( -13) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10)   -45 ( -12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 32' +0h 36' +1h 54' +2h 18' +3h 13' +3h 24' +3h 34' +3h 27' +2h 34' +2h 00' +0h 56' -0h 00'   +1h 57'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 16' +0h 10' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 14' -0h 18' -0h 16' -0h 10' -0h 01' +0h 07' +0h 14' +0h 18'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +3.1 +3 +3 +3 +3.1 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3   +3
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8 +4 +1 +2 -6 -14 -9 -11 -8 +0 +2 +10   -1.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +14.8 (+27) +14.2 (+26) +8.4 (+15) +4.4 (+8) -0.1 (0) -4.3 (-8) -3.3 (-6) -2.7 (-5) +0.7 (+1) +5.5 (+10) +7.6 (+14) +12.5 (+23) +4.8 (+9)

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