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Nome, AK vs Anchorage, AK

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Highlights

On average, there are 126 sunny days per year in Anchorage. Nome averages 153 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Anchorage, Alaska gets 17.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. Nome, Alaska gets 16.8 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Anchorage averages 78.8 inches of snow per year. Nome averages 75.7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Anchorage, Alaska
Summer High:
the July high is around 67 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 8.6
Rain: averages 17.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 78.8 inches of snow a year

Nome, Alaska
Summer High:
the July high is around 58.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is -2.8
Rain: averages 16.8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 75.7 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Anchorage

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Anchorage is 5.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Alaska.

5.5 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Anchorage, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Nome

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Nome is 4.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Alaska.

4.3 / 10
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Nome, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Nome, AK

5 AM PST

Patchy Freezing Fog

17°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightPatchy Freezing Fog15° / 22°NE 0 mph
Sunday NightChance Light Snow17° / 20°N 0 to 5 mph
Monday NightChance Light Snow16° / 21°W 10 to 20 mph
Tuesday NightAreas Of Blowing Snow13° / 22°S 20 to 25 mph
Wednesday NightLight Snow Likely14° / 17°E 5 to 20 mph
Thursday NightChance Light Snow6° / 14°NW 10 to 25 mph
Friday NightSlight Chance Light Snow then Mostly Cloudy6° / 13°N 10 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthNome, AKAnchorage, AK
January13° / -3°23° / 9°
February15° / -1°27° / 11°
March19° / 2°35° / 17°
April28° / 14°46° / 28°
May43° / 31°58° / 38°
June55° / 41°65° / 47°
July58° / 46°67° / 51°
August56° / 44°65° / 49°
September49° / 37°56° / 41°
October35° / 23°41° / 28°
November23° / 11°28° / 15°
December17° / 2°24° / 11°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Nome / Anchorage
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 031 / 3111 / 811 / 8
February0 / 028 / 2710 / 710 / 7
March0 / 031 / 299 / 69 / 6
April0 / 028 / 219 / 58 / 3
May0 / 018 / 59 / 74 / 0
June0 / 02 / 09 / 90 / 0
July0 / 00 / 012 / 120 / 0
August0 / 01 / 016 / 140 / 0
September0 / 09 / 415 / 141 / 0
October0 / 024 / 2112 / 126 / 4
November0 / 029 / 2812 / 911 / 8
December0 / 031 / 3012 / 1012 / 11
July is the hottest month for Nome with an average high temperature of 58.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alaska. In Nome, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Nome are July, August and June.

July is the hottest month for Anchorage with an average high temperature of 67.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Alaska. In Anchorage, there are 0 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Anchorage are July, June and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Nome with an average of -2.8°. This is about average compared to other places in Alaska.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Anchorage with an average of 8.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Alaska.



In Nome, there are 0.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Alaska.

In Anchorage, there are 0.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Alaska.



In Nome, there are 229.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Alaska.

In Anchorage, there are 196.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Alaska.



In Nome, there are 72.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Alaska.

In Anchorage, there are 27.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Alaska.



August is the wettest month in Nome with 3.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 16.8 inches in Nome means that it is about average compared to other places in Alaska.


August is the wettest month in Anchorage with 3.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 35% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 17.3 inches in Anchorage means that it is about average compared to other places in Alaska.


August is the rainiest month in Nome with 15.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 8.5 rainy days. There are 132.5 rainy days annually in Nome, which is about average compared to other places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Winter when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

August is the rainiest month in Anchorage with 14.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 111.8 rainy days annually in Anchorage, which is less rainy than most places in Alaska. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 75.7 inches in Nome means that it is snowier than most places in Alaska.

An annual snowfall of 78.8 inches in Anchorage means that it is snowier than most places in Alaska.



December is the snowiest month in Nome with 14.5 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Anchorage with 17.8 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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