Parade Ground Rainbow

Rainbow over Fort Scott after thunderstorm.

NPS Photo

Spring and autumn are pleasant with mild temperatures. Summers are generally hot and humid, while winters are mild with periods of cold weather, snowfall, and ice storms. Thunderstorms, some severe, are common throughout the spring and summer. During periods of severe weather, visitors should seek shelter, as the area is prone to lightning strikes Visitors are advised to check the weather prior to traveling.

Heavy coats should be worn in winter, while persons traveling in other seasons should bring rain gear in case of thunderstorms.

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