Nome, AK Overview
The city has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56 km2), of which 12.5 square miles (32 km2) is land and 9.1 square miles (23.6 km2) (41.99%) is water. Nome is a city in the Nome Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska, located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea. The city of Nome claims to be home to the world’s largest gold pan.
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Nome has a subarctic climate (Koppen Dfc), with long, very cold winters, and short, cool summers. The coldest month is January, averaging 5.2 °F (−14.9 °C), although highs may breach the freezing point on 2–4 days per month from December to March and there are 74–75 days annually of 0 °F (−18 °C) or lower temperatures, mostly from November to April. Average highs stay below freezing from late October until late April, and the average first and last dates of freezing lows are August 30 and June 9, respectively, a freeze-free period of 81 days. The warmest month is July, with an average of 52.2 °F (11.2 °C); temperatures rarely reach 80 °F (27 °C) or remain above 60 °F (16 °C) the whole night. The annual average temperature is 27.35 °F (−2.58 °C).
The Bering Sea water temperature in Nome: Summer temperatures varies from 34 to 48 °F (1 to 9 °C); the average winter temperatures are −2 to 10 °F (−19 to −12 °C).
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Carrie Mary McLain was born January 26, 1895 in Astoria, New York. She moved to Alaska about 1910 and taught school on the Seward Peninsula, primarily in Nome, Alaska for many years. She published two books: Gold Rush Nome and Pioneer Teacher. She died in the Palmer Pioneers Home on May 30, 1973, and was buried in Nome.
The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the most remote United States national park areas, located on the Seward Peninsula. The National Preserve protects a remnant of the Bering Land Bridge that connected Asia with North America more than 13,000 years ago during the Pleistocene ice age.