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Nome June 2013


Nome was slightly warmer than normal, with a monthly mean of 49.1°F, just 1.3°F over the expected mean. The beginning of the month was colder than usual, with three days where the maximum daily temperature tied the records for lowest maximum temperatures for the month, while later on temperatures warmed up significantly, and two daily record highs were set. On the 17th the daily maximum record of 77°F from 2005 was broken, when the temperature reached 84.0°F. Then, two days later, on the 19th, the warmest temperature for the month was observed at 86°F, topping the old records of 75°F from 1982 and 1937. Furthermore, this became the hottest day on record for June in Nome, breaking the old record of 83°F from June 7th, 2004. The 86°F mark also tied the yearly all time record of 86°F from 1977 and 1968. The coldest temperature of the month was a chilly 30°F which was recorded on both the 7th and the 11th.

Precipitation was much heavier than normal, 2.53" were observed, a full 1.55" more than the expected amount. On the 15th 0.68" fell, breaking the old record for that day of 0.60". The average wind speed was 7.2 mph, while the fastest wind speed for the month was 31 mph from a southeasterly direction on the 29th and 30th.