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

October 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
October, like September, in Nome, Alaska, is a wintry autumn month, with average temperature ranging between max 34.5°F (1.4°C) and min 23°F (-5°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature drops, from a frosty 48.7°F (9.3°C) in September, to a cold 34.5°F (1.4°C). In Nome, the average low-temperature is 23°F (-5°C).

Humidity

In Nome, the average relative humidity is 74.1%.

Rainfall

In October, the rain falls for 12.1 days. Throughout October, 1.6" (40.9mm) of precipitation is accumulated. 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 in Nome, Alaska, are January through June, September through December. In Nome, Alaska, during October, snow falls for 6.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.6" (116.8mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Nome, there are 72.7 snowfall days, and 75.7" (1922.7mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 9.6h.

Sunshine

In Nome, the average sunshine in October is 3.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in October interpret into the following advice:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in October in Nome?

The average high-temperature, in October, is 34.5°F (1.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 23°F (-5°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Nome?

In Nome, the average relative humidity in October is 74.1%.

How much does it rain in Nome in October?

In Nome, during October, the rain falls for 12.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.6" (40.9mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Nome in October?

In Nome, Alaska, during October, snow falls for 6.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.6" (116.8mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in October in Nome?

In Nome, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in October is 41.4°F (5.2°C). Swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

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

The average length of the day in October in Nome, Alaska, is 9.6h.

How long on average sun shines in October in Nome?

In October, the average sunshine in Nome is 3.8h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Nome?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Nome is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Nome, AK
  • Average high temperature in October: 34.5°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 October: 23°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 October - Nome, AK
  • Average humidity in October: 74.1%

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 October - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.6"

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 October - Nome, AK
  • Average rainfall days in October: 12.1 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 October - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall in October: 4.6"

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

Average snowfall days in October - Nome, AK
  • Average snowfall days in October: 6.1 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 October - Nome, AK
  • Average sea temperature in October: 41.4°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Nome, AK
  • Average daylight in October: 9.6h

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 October: 3.8h

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

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).