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

January 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
January, the same as December, is another frigid cold winter month in Nome, Alaska, with average temperature ranging between max 13.1°F (-10.5°C) and min -2.7°F (-19.3°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 13.1°F (-10.5°C) and an average low-temperature of -2.7°F (-19.3°C).

Humidity

In Nome, the average relative humidity in January is 72.3%.

Rainfall

In Nome, it is raining for 10.7 days, with typically 0.9" (23.9mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Nome, during the entire year, the rain falls for 132.5 days and collects up to 16.8" (426.9mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, September through December. In January, in Nome, it is snowing for 11.3 days. Throughout January, 12.7" (322.6mm) of snow is accumulated. In Nome, during the entire year, snow falls for 72.7 days, and aggregates up to 75.7" (1922.7mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

January through April, with an average ocean temperature of 28.9°F (-1.7°C), are months with the coldest seawater.
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

In January, the average length of the day in Nome is 5.5h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Nome is 2h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Nome are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 0 in January interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the coldest month in Nome?

The coldest month in Nome is January, with an average high-temperature of 13.1°F (-10.5°C) and an average low-temperature of -2.7°F (-19.3°C).

What is the temperature in January in Nome?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 13.1°F (-10.5°C), while the average low-temperature is -2.7°F (-19.3°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Nome?

The average relative humidity in January in Nome, Alaska, is 72.3%.

How many days does it rain in January in Nome?

In Nome, in January, it is raining for 10.7 days, with typically 0.9" (23.9mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Nome in January?

In Nome, in January, during 11.3 snowfall days, 12.7" (322.6mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What months are the ocean coldest in Nome?

Through and April, with an average ocean temperature of 28.9°F (-1.7°C).

What is the water temperature in January in Nome?

In Nome, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in January is 28.9°F (-1.7°C). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Nome have in January?

In Nome, the average length of the day in January is 5.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Nome have in January?

The average sunshine in January in Nome, Alaska, is 2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Nome?

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

How high is the UV index in January in Nome?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Nome, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 13.1°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 January: -2.8°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 January - Nome, AK
  • Average humidity in January: 72.3%

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 January - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.9"

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 January - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.7 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 January - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 12.7"

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

Average snowfall days in January - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 11.3 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 January - Nome, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 29°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 January / Average sunshine in January - Nome, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 5.5h

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 January: 2h

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 January - Nome, AK
  • Average UV index in January: 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).