Yellowstone Weather and Seasons

Yellowstone National Park weather is always changing – it’s a four-season destination! Because elevations inside Yellowstone National Park range from 5,280 feet to 11,400 feet, visitors should not be surprised if the Park’s weather changes without a moment’s notice.

Snow Showers




Snow Showers
Snow showers this morning. Peeks of sunshine later. High near 35F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 40%.

Partly Cloudy




Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 38F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.





Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. High 37F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Snow Showers




Snow Showers
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 38F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.





Plentiful sunshine. High 42F. Winds light and variable.

Snow Showers




Snow Showers
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 38F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

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Mammoth Hot Springs Upper Terrace.

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Lightning Storm. Photo by Blair Lucken

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