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Nome October 2015


Nome had a mean monthly temperature of 34.3°F, 5.6°F above normal this October. The highest temperature for the month was 45°F recorded on four days: the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th. The lowest temperature was 18°F on the 30th.

Precipitation was higher than normal, with 2.46" measured, and 1.61" normally expected. Part of this was due to the 0.84" that fell on the 1st, which broke the old 1922 record for the day of 0.56". Snow was nearly half of what was expected, with 2.4" measured and 4.6" observed. The average wind speed was 9.1 mph, while the highest wind speed was 49 mph from a southeasterly direction on the 1st.