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Nome August 2012


Nome had a mean temperature for August of 49.2°F, 0.9°F below the normal value of 50.1°F. The maximum temperature was reported at 71°F on the 11th. The minimum temperature for the month was observed on the 20thand stayed above freezing at 35.0°F.

In July, Nome had nearly three times the normal amount of precipitation. August also had above normal rainfall with a total of 5.35". This is 2.13" over the normal amount of 3.22". Helping contribute to this high total was a record precipitation event on the 18th, when 1.06" fell, breaking the previous record of 0.95" set back in 1973. The average monthly wind speed was 8.1 mph, while the max wind speed was 44 mph, and occurred on the 24th of the month, blowing on the from a southwesterly direction.