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Nome March 2013


Nome observed a mean temperature for March of 8.5°F, or 1.8°F below the normal mean of 10.3°F. Temperatures started warmer at the beginning of the month, followed by a cold spell around the middle, and finally warming again at the end of the month. The warmest temperature observed was 33°F on 5th, while the coldest was -21°F on the 27th.

Precipitation for the month was near normal with 0.64" recorded, just a mere 0.01" less than the expected amount. Similarly snowfall was also near normal, with 9.1" recorded, just 0.2" more than expected. The highest wind speed for the month was 40 mph on the 14th, blowing from the northeast, while the average speed was 6.5 mph.