Nome February 2011

Nome reported a mean monthly temperature of 6.2°F, just 0.5°F above normal. The maximum temperature reported on the 24th was 33°F and the minimum temperature for the month was -30°F recorded on the 11th. Precipitation was above the mean for the third month in a row, totaling 1.23", 64% above normal. A total of 26.6" of snowfall was measured in February, an amount three times greater than the long-term mean of just 8.6". A daily record snowfall was reported on the 15th of 5.0", breaking the 2009 snowfall record of 3.5" and on the 20th, another record of 6.4" was recorded that eclipsed the old record of 4.0" set in 1918. The average wind speed at the Nome Airport station was 11.0 mph, and the highest gust was reported as 53mph on the 24th.