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Minneapolis, Minnesota vs Columbia, South Carolina Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa and Columbia, South Carolina, Usa is approximately 1,596 km or 992 mi.
  • To reach Minneapolis, Minnesota in this distance one would set out from Columbia, South Carolina bearing 323.2° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Minneapolis, Minnesota bearing 315.5° or NW .
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Columbia, South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Columbia, South Carolina is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 10.1 °C (18.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.8 °C (24.8°F) more in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 548.3 mm (21.6 in) less which is equivalent to 548.3 l/m² (13.46 US gal/ft²) or 5,483,000 l/ha (586,169 US gal/ac) less. About 4/7 as much.
  • There are 502 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In whichever way circa 1h 22' less per day or about 5/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 10.9° lower in Minneapolis, Minnesota than in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 7.4°C (13.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Minneapolis, Minnesota relative to Columbia, South Carolina. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Columbia, South Carolina vs Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-35) -18 (-33) -16 (-29) -11 (-20) -8 (-14) -6 (-10) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -15 (-27) -19 (-33) -12 (-21)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -14 (-24) -9 (-17) -7 (-12) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -8 (-14) -8 (-15) -12 (-21) -16 (-29) -10 (-18)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -14 (-25) -11 (-20) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -9 (-16) -14 (-25) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -88 (-3) -82 (-3) -73 (-3) -22 (-1) -7 (0) -19 (-1) -50 (-2) -63 (-2) -24 (-1) -22 (-1) -34 (-1) -64 (-3) -548 (-22)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) -1 ( -3)   +8 (+2)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 42' -0h 50' -1h 09' -2h 16' -1h 36' -1h 36' +0h 09' -1h 03' -0h 18' -0h 56' -2h 44' -2h 25'   -1h 22'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 59' -0h 36' -0h 06' +0h 24' +0h 52' +1h 07' +1h 00' +0h 36' +0h 05' -0h 25' -0h 53' -1h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -10.9 -10.8 -10.9 -11 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9 -11 -10.9 -10.9 -10.9   -10.9
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +16 +17 +13 +7 +4 +4 -2 -1 -1 +4 +18 +18   +8.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -13.4 (-24) -10.9 (-20) -8.8 (-16) -6.3 (-11) -5.1 (-9) -3.5 (-6) -4.3 (-8) -5 (-9) -7.4 (-13) -6.4 (-12) -6.4 (-12) -11.2 (-20) -7.4 (-13)

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