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Nome December 2015


December in Nome had a mean monthly temperature of 11.5°F, 2.0°F above normal. The highest temperature for the month was 38°F on the 30th, which also set a new record for that day, surpassing the old record of 1985 by 2°F. The lowest temperature for the month was -17°F on the 23rd.

Precipitation was lighter than normal, with 0.78" measured, 0.30" below normal. Snowfall was 57.0% of normal with 8.3" of snow measured and 14.5" normally expected. The average wind speed was 11.6 mph, while the highest wind speed was 49 mph from a southeasterly direction occurring on the 30th.