• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Weather

Capitol Reef National Park has an arid climate with precipitation averaging just 7.8 inches (20.3 cm) annually at the park Visitor Center weather station. For current weather conditions, refer to the recorded message on our automated phone system at (435) 425-3791.

A current forecast provided by the National Weather Service is available here.

The chart below is based on temperature and precipitation records from 1986 through 2010 and may provide someone planning a visit with an idea of what can be expected from the weather:

 
TEMPERATURES (F)
AVERAGE RECORDED PRECIPITATION (in.) SNOWFALL (in.)
MONTH HIGH LOW HIGH LOW AVERAGE MAX AVERAGE MAX
JANUARY 41 20 62 -2 0.55 0.92 4.9 14.0
FEBRUARY 47 26 71 -7 0.50 1.5 1.7 6.5
MARCH 57 33 80 11 0.65 1.45 2.3 7.0
APRIL 66 40 89 22 0.54 1.3 0.5 2.0
MAY 76 49 97 29 0.58 0.85 - 0.4
JUNE 86 58 103 35 0.45 1.00 - -
JULY 92 65 104 48 0.87 1.39 - -
AUGUST 88 63 101 50 1.34 1.5 - -
SEPTEMBER 80 54 96 35 0.77 0.84 - -
OCTOBER 66 43 88 23 0.89 1.78 0.1 0.8
NOVEMBER 51 30 75 11 0.50 0.9 1.0 4.0
DECEMBER 41 21 67 -7 0.34 0.9 2.7 8.0
 

HIGH TEMPERATURES

Except for July and August, daily high temperatures usually range about 10° F on either side of the average monthly high temperature shown. July and August highs range about 5° F on either side of the average monthly high shown.

LOW TEMPERATURES

Low temperatures usually range about 10° F on either side of the average low temperatures shown for the months January through April and November through December. Low temperatures for May through October will range about 5° F on either side of the average monthly low shown.

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