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La Paz vs Des Moines, Iowa Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between La Paz, Bolivia and Des Moines, Iowa, Usa is approximately 6,966 km or 4,329 mi.
  • To reach La Paz in this distance one would set out from Des Moines, Iowa bearing 152.3° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach La Paz bearing 158.8° or SSE .
  • La Paz has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Des Moines, Iowa has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa).
  • La Paz is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Des Moines, Iowa is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 2.4 °C (4.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 27.8 °C (50°F) less in La Paz. The continentality subtype is truly hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 277.3 mm (10.9 in) less which is equivalent to 277.3 l/m² (6.81 US gal/ft²) or 2,773,000 l/ha (296,452 US gal/ac) less. About 2/3 as much.
  • There are 463 fewer hours of sunlight per year in La Paz. In whichever way circa 1h 16' less per day or about 5/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 21.7° higher in La Paz than in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2.1°C (3.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +6 (+10) -3 (-5) -10 (-18) -15 (-27) -17 (-31) -15 (-27) -10 (-18) -2 (-3) +7 (+13) +14 (+25) -2 (-3)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +6 (+10) -3 (-5) -10 (-19) -17 (-30) -19 (-35) -17 (-30) -11 (-21) -3 (-5) +6 (+10) +13 (+23) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +15 (+27) +12 (+22) +5 (+10) -2 (-4) -11 (-19) -18 (-33) -21 (-38) -19 (-33) -13 (-23) -4 (-7) +4 (+8) +12 (+21) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +92 (+4) +82 (+3) +7 (+0) -59 (-2) -79 (-3) -110 (-4) -90 (-4) -95 (-4) -48 (-2) -38 (-1) -1 (0) +63 (+2) -277 (-11)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +12 (+39) +9 (+32) +1 (+3) -4 ( -13) -8 ( -26) -9 ( -30) -6 ( -19) -6 ( -19) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +9 (+29)   +2 (+1)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 21' -0h 25' -1h 32' -2h 22' -1h 27' -2h 16' -2h 54' -2h 38' -2h 40' -1h 46' -0h 04' +1h 32'   -1h 16'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +3h 30' +2h 10' +0h 23' -1h 30' -3h 06' -3h 55' -3h 33' -2h 10' -0h 20' +1h 33' +3h 08' +3h 55'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +57.1 +45.1 +24.1 +1 -15.5 -21.8 -15.7 +1.1 +23.9 +45.7 +56.8 +58   +21.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -1 +4 +8 +13 -2 -12 -1 -9 +3 +9 -2 -6   +0.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +13.8 (+25) +11.9 (+21) +6.5 (+12) +0.7 (+1) -9.7 (-17) -18.1 (-33) -17.8 (-32) -17.6 (-32) -9.7 (-17) -0.5 (-1) +4.5 (+8) +10.4 (+19) -2.1 (-4)

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