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Grand Rapids, Michigan vs Boston, Massachusetts Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Grand Rapids, Michigan, Usa and Boston, Massachusetts, Usa is approximately 1,185 km or 736 mi.
  • To reach Grand Rapids, Michigan in this distance one would set out from Boston, Massachusetts bearing 277.7° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Grand Rapids, Michigan bearing 267.8° or W .
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan has a hot summer continental climate with no dry season (Dfa) whereas Boston, Massachusetts has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Both are in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 2.2 °C (4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) more in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 138.8 mm (5.5 in) less which is equivalent to 138.8 l/m² (3.41 US gal/ft²) or 1,388,000 l/ha (148,386 US gal/ac) less. About 7/8 as much.
  • There are 414 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In whichever way circa 1h 08' less per day or about 6/7 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.5° lower in Grand Rapids, Michigan than in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.5°C (2.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Grand Rapids, Michigan relative to Boston, Massachusetts. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Boston, Massachusetts vs Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) 0 (+1) 2 (+3) 1 (+2) 1 (+1) 0 (+1) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -4 (-6) -4 (-7) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (-1) 0 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-3) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -2 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-7) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -3 (-6) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -45 (-2) -56 (-2) -27 (-1) -6 (0) -3 (0) +15 (+1) +9 (+0) +8 (+0) +30 (+1) -12 (0) -23 (-1) -30 (-1) -139 (-5)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +3 (+10) +1 (+4) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +4 (+13)   +10 (+3)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 19' -2h 07' -1h 01' -0h 42' +0h 03' +0h 10' +0h 07' -0h 00' -0h 52' -1h 09' -2h 44' -3h 05'   -1h 08'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 03' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 02' +0h 03' +0h 03' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.6 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5   -0.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +16 +13 +8 +0 -2 -3 -6 -5 -4 +0 +11 +18   +3.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1 (-2) -1.3 (-2) -0.5 (-1) -0.9 (-2) -0.9 (-2) -1.1 (-2) -2.8 (-5) -2.7 (-5) -3 (-5) -2.8 (-5) -1.3 (-2) -0.2 (0) -1.5 (-3)

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