The Nome Airport’s weather equipment failed for five days in early March, right before a record-setting winter storm.
Rick Thoman, from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, has more:
“Now, that’s the bad news. The good news is, KNOM Radio, in their role as National Weather Service co-operative observers, recorded 14 inches of new snow, from almost an inch of precipitation. That’s enough to rank as the greatest two-day precipitation in March in Nome’s 114-year climate records, and the third largest two-day snowfall.
It will require work to make sure the great storm of 2021 doesn’t get lost, but KNOM has made sure there is a paper trail for history to work with.”– Rich Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Image at top: KNOM’s Davis Hovey and NWS’s Chris Clarke install a temperature sensor on KNOM property. Photo from Ric Schmidt, fall 2020.