Average Weather in February in Nome Alaska, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 14°F to 16°F, rarely falling below -9°F or exceeding 33°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 2°F, rarely falling below -24°F or exceeding 26°F.
For reference, on July 16, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Nome typically range from 47°F to 58°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from -1°F to 12°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in February
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on February. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in February
The month of February in Nome experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 70% to 65%.
The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 35% of the time.
For reference, on January 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 72%, while on October 6, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 44%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Nome, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on August 18, and its lowest chance is 11% on March 17.
Over the course of February in Nome, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 14% to 10%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Nome is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.2 inches on February 6.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during February in Nome is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.9 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Nome, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 3 hours, 0 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 6 minutes, 41 seconds, and weekly increase of 46 minutes, 47 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 7 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Nome is 10:43 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes earlier at 9:12 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:47 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 29 minutes later at 7:16 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Nome during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:19 AM and sets 21 hours, 29 minutes later, at 1:47 AM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 12:02 PM and sets 3 hours, 54 minutes later, at 3:57 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Nome is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Nome is gradually decreasing during February, decreasing from 15.6 miles per hour to 14.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 16.0 miles per hour, while on June 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Nome is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Nome is essentially constant during February, remaining around 30°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February
The growing season in Nome typically lasts for 3.0 months (93 days), from around June 3 to around September 4, rarely starting before May 16 or after June 21, and rarely ending before August 14 or after September 29.
The month of February in Nome is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Nome are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Nome is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 0.3 kWh to 1.3 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Nome are 64.501 deg latitude, -165.406 deg longitude, and 26 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Nome contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 34 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,722 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,629 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Nome is covered by water (53%), shrubs (24%), and sparse vegetation (17%), within 10 miles by water (50%) and shrubs (41%), and within 50 miles by water (61%) and shrubs (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Nome year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Nome.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Nome according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Nome is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Nome and a given station.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .