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Nome, Alaska Climate & Temperature

  • Nome, Alaska, Usa is at 6430'N, 16526'W, 12 m (38 ft). See map.
  • Nome, Alaska has a subarctic climate that has severe winters, no dry season, with cool, short summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfc).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Nome, Alaska is situated in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome.
  • The average annual temperature is -3.2 degrees Celsius (26.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26.4 °C (47.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Nome, Alaska Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -10°C (14°F) on average falling to -18.9°C (-2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching -2°C (28.3°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -10.6°C (12.9°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 13.1°C (55.6°F) and average low temperatures are 5.9°C (42.7°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 1.6°C (34.9°F) during the day and lows of -5.2°C (22.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 377.8 mm (14.9 inches) which is equivalent to 377.8 Litres/m (9.27 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1884 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Nome, Alaska you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Marion Island, South Africa.

Nome, Alaska Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (15) -11 (12) -8 (17) -4 (26) 6 (42) 12 (53) 14 (58) 13 (56) 9 (49) 1 (34) -5 (22) -9 (15) 1 (33)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (7) -16 (4) -13 (9) -8 (18) 2 (36) 8 (46) 11 (51) 10 (50) 6 (42) -2 (28) -9 (16) -14 (7) -3 (26)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -18 (-1) -20 (-5) -18 (0) -12 (10) -2 (29) 4 (39) 7 (45) 7 (44) 2 (36) -5 (22) -13 (9) -18 (-1) -7 (19)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 20 (1) 15 (1) 14 (1) 17 (1) 16 (1) 28 (1) 55 (2) 69 (3) 62 (2) 34 (1) 26 (1) 21 (1) 378 (15)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 11 (35) 11 (39) 11 (35) 10 (33) 9 (29) 8 (27) 13 (42) 17 (55) 14 (47) 12 (39) 11 (37) 11 (35) 138 (38)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 19' 3h 51' 6h 13' 7h 32' 9h 11' 9h 54' 6h 34' 4h 42' 4h 44' 3h 15' 2h 14' 1h 21' 5h 09'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 5h 30' 8h 37' 11h 57' 15h 23' 18h 46' 21h 06' 19h 58' 16h 43' 13h 16' 9h 50' 6h 27' 4h 13' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 48 (52) 48 (52) 55 (45) 51 (49) 51 (49) 48 (52) 34 (66) 29 (71) 38 (62) 36 (64) 39 (61) 38 (62) 43 (57)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 5.9 15.2 26 37.6 45.8 48.9 45.8 37.4 26 14.6 5.5 2.3 25.9

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