Nome
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
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
December, the first month of the winter, in Nome, is also a subzero cold month, with average temperature ranging between min 2.1°F (-16.6°C) and max 16.9°F (-8.4°C).

Temperature

In Nome, the average high-temperature marginally drops, from a subzero cold 23.2°F (-4.9°C) in November, to a still freezing cold 16.9°F (-8.4°C). The average low-temperature, is 2.1°F (-16.6°C).

Humidity

In Nome, Alaska, the average relative humidity is 71.6%.

Rainfall

In Nome, Alaska, it is raining for 11.9 days, with typically 1.1" (27.4mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Nome, there are 132.5 rainfall days, and 16.8" (426.9mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, September through December. December is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 12.1 days and accumulates 14.5" (368.3mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Nome, in December, the average water temperature is 29.5°F (-1.4°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 4.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 1.7h of sunshine.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Nome, Alaska. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Nome?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Nome, is 16.9°F (-8.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 2.1°F (-16.6°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Nome?

The average relative humidity in December is 71.6%.

How much does it rain in Nome in December?

In December, in Nome, Alaska, the rain falls for 11.9 days. Throughout December, 1.1" (27.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Nome?

In Nome, in December, during 12.1 snowfall days, 14.5" (368.3mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Nome?

December is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 12.1 days and accumulates 14.5" (368.3mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in December in Nome?

In December, the average ocean temperature in Nome 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?

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

How many hours of daylight does Nome have in December?

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

What is the month with the least sunshine in Nome?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Nome, Alaska, with an average of 1.7h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Nome?

The average sunshine in December is 1.7h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Nome?

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Nome?

In Nome, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Nome, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 16.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (58.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (13.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 2.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (46.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.8°F).

Average humidity in December - Nome, AK
  • Average humidity in December: 71.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (79.7%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (69.4%).

Average rainfall in December - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (0.7").

Average rainfall days in December - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (15.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are April and June (8.5 days).

Average snowfall in December - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 14.5"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (14.5").
Months with the lowest snowfall are July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (12.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Nome, AK
  • Average sea temperature in December: 29.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (52.5°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are March and April (28.9°F).

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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1.7h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.7h).

Average UV index in December - Nome, AK
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).