December weather forecast
Nome, AK

Broken trees, a small river, and shrubs afar in the historical gold rush site of Nome Creek, Alaska, in the White Mountains
Broken trees, a small river, and shrubs afar in the historical gold rush site of Nome Creek, Alaska, in the White Mountains

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Nome, is still a freezing cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between 15.3°F (-9.3°C) and 8.1°F (-13.3°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases, from 24.8°F (-4°C) in November, to a still subzero cold 15.3°F (-9.3°C). In Nome, in December, the average low-temperature is 8.1°F (-13.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity is 87%.

Rainfall

In Nome, during 1.9 rainfall days, 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Nome, there are 81.6 rainfall days, and 16.77" (426mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall in Nome. In Nome, in December, during 11.3 snowfall days, 3.7" (94mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Nome, Alaska, there are 65.1 snowfall days, and 25" (635mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Nome, the average seawater temperature in December is 29.5°F (-1.4°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 4.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 2.4h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Nome are January, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Nome?

In December, the average relative humidity in Nome is 87%.

How much does it rain in Nome in December?

In Nome, Alaska, in December, it is raining for 1.9 days, with typically 1.18" (30mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Nome in December?

In Nome, in December, during 11.3 snowfall days, 3.7" (94mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in December in Nome?

In Nome, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in December is 29.5°F (-1.4°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the month with the shortest days in Nome?

With an average of 4.2h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Nome, Alaska.

What is the average length of the day in December in Nome?

The average length of the day in December in Nome, Alaska, is 4.2h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Nome?

The average sunshine in December in Nome, Alaska, is 2.4h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Nome?

January, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Nome, Alaska.

What is the UV index reading in December in Nome?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Nome, AK

Average temperature in December - Nome, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: -9.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-12°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -13.3°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (9.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-16.3°C).

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Average pressure in December
Nome, AK

Average pressure in December - Nome, AK
  • Average pressure in December: 1006.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is May (1014mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1005.9mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Nome, AK

Average wind speed in December - Nome, AK
  • Average wind speed in December: 18.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (21.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (12.9km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Nome, AK

Average humidity in December - Nome, AK
  • Average humidity in December: 87%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and March (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (76%).

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Average rainfall in December
Nome, AK

Average rainfall in December - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 30mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (56mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (18mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Nome, AK

Average rainfall days in December - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 1.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (1.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Nome, AK

Average snowfall in December - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 94mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (129mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Nome, AK

Average snowfall days in December - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 11.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (11.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Nome, AK

Average sea temperature in December - Nome, AK
  • Average sea temperature in December: -1.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.4°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (-1.7°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Nome, AK

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Nome, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 4.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 2.4h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 0.6h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Nome, AK

Average sunshine days in December - Nome, AK
  • Average sunshine days in December: 17.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (20.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (13.6 days).

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Average UV index in December
Nome, AK

Average UV index in December - Nome, AK
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, October, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Nome, AK

Average cloud cover in December - Nome, AK
  • Average cloud cover in December: 56

The month with the most cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 60).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 47).

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Average visibility in December
Nome, AK

Average visibility in December - Nome, AK
  • Average visibility in December: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are June and September (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (8km).

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