Nome, Alaska, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Nome, Alaska, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Nome, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Nome, Alaska, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Nome, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Nome, Alaska, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nome, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.

  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

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What to wear/what to pack for Nome, Alaska, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Nome in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Nome is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Nome is unbearably cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Nome can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May for Nome can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Nome during June, you will probably see that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Nome is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you go to Nome in August, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you vacation in Nome during September, you are likely to see that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Nome is very cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in this region is biting cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Nome is unbearably cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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