Yellowstone Park Weather

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.





Sunny. High 19F. Winds light and variable.

Partly Cloudy




Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 21F. Winds light and variable.

Partly Cloudy




Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 19F. Winds light and variable.





A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High around 20F. Winds light and variable.





Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 24F. Winds light and variable.

Partly Cloudy




Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 30F. Winds light and variable.

The Milky Way over Castle Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin. Photo by NPS Neal Herbert

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Lightning Storm. Photo by Blair Lucken

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Lewis Falls in Autumn

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