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Nome January 2014


January in Nome was warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 21.3°F, or 16.1°F above the normal of 5.2°F. The warmest temperature for the month was 51°F, recorded on the 27th. On the 26th a high of 45.0°F was observed, breaking a 1963 record of 43.0°F, while the 51°F on the 27th also broke a 1963 record of 40.0°F. That 51°F is the highest temperature ever record in Nome in January breaking the old record of 46°F from the 7th in 1946. The coldest temperature recorded was ‑17°F on the 15th.

Precipitation totaled 1.57", 0.63" above normal. Meanwhile snowfall was only slightly less than normal with 12.2" of snowfall observed with 12.7" expected. The average wind speed was 12.8 mph, while the greatest wind gust was 63 mph on the 17th, from a northeasterly direction.