Second Snowiest Iditarod Finish on Record
Iditarod 2019 is wrapping up with the second highest snow depth in its 47-year history. As teams make their way into Nome and ceremonies continue, the weather will continue to be active with even more snow on the way.
Nome has seen nearly 100" of snow this season and 58" of that is still on the ground. There's only been one other year with more snow on the ground during the Iditarod finish, that was in 2009.
Temperatures dropped to the teens late Tuesday and will top out near 30° Wednesday afternoon, but with winds gusting to around 20 mph, the windchill will make it feel like it's in the single digits at times. Another 1-2" of snow will fall in Nome by Wednesday morning before a break in the weather moves in for Thursday.
Temperatures will hold in the mid-20s through the end of the week with lows in the teens. Mostly cloudy skies are likely Thursday and Friday with chances for light snow heading into the weekend.
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