Nome March 2012

Nome reported a mean monthly temperature in March of 0.5°F, a substantial negative deviation of 9.8°F from the long term mean. The warmest monthly temperature was 34°F observed on the 29thof March. It was also the only day of the month when the temperature surpassed the freezing point. The coldest temperature occurred on the 11thwith an unpleasant -25°F.
Precipitation totaled 0.33", about half of the normal value of 0.65" water-equivalent. More than half (0.18") of the monthly amount fell on one day, the 5thof March. Snowfall for the month was 6.7", 2.2" less than the long-term mean. The average wind speed for the month was light at 6.1 mph, and the highest gust observed was 36 mph on the 27thblowing from a northeasterly direction.