• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Weather

Local Weather Conditions and Forecast:

The Weather Channel


National Weather Service

General Weather:
The Park lies within a temperate zone and experiences four full seasons. Summer can become very hot and humid. Snow is common as late as May and as early as October. The fort area can become muddy in all seasons. With most activities outdoors, good closed-toe walking shoes and low heels are advised. Air conditioning and heating is limited to park visitor center most times in the year. Water and extra layers of clothing in all seasons are always recommended!

  • Summer Conditions:
    High temperatures
    can reach the upper 80s and occasionally upper 90s (Farenheit). Humidity runs from around 40 percent to the upper 70 percent range.
    Low temperatures generally reach the 60s, but can range from the 50s to the 70s.
    Precipitation: varied rain forms (sprinkles, showers, downpours, thunderstorms). Rainfall average 4.5 inches every month with cloud cover 45% of the time.
  • Autumn Conditions:
    High temperatures
    average 50s and 60s, but may reach as high as the lower 80s or as low as the upper 40s.
    Low temperatures can range from the mid-30s to the
    upper 40s.
    Precipitation: varied rain, generally without thunderstorms
  • Winter Conditions:
    High temperatures
    may range from the 20s to the upper 30s.
    Low temperatures can drop as far as the -10 degree range or hover around the 20 degree mark.
    Precipitation: generally snow, occasionally sleet or freezing rain; cold, non-freezing rain also possible
  • Spring Conditions:
    High temperatures
    can run from around the 40 degree mark to the lower to mid-60s.
    Low temperatures may run from the 20s or 30s to the low to mid-40s.
    Precipitation: usually rain, occasional thunderstorms
 
Can you even see the fort under all of that snow??! (Ft. Stanwix nearly buried after 2/07 nor'easter)
Rapidly Changing weather in Central New York can lead to all sorts of interesting situations. Make certain you come prepared! National Park Service Image.
 

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Did You Know?

tents with white walls surround grass and wooden walls twice as tall

Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.