• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

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    It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.

Weather

For a current weather forecast of the entire park, please check Todays Forecast, (or for a text version of the forecast). More detailed forecasts can be found at West Glacier and St. Mary.

Glacier's western valleys generally receive the most rainfall. Daytime temperatures can exceed 90 degrees F. It is frequently 10 to 15 degrees cooler at higher elevations. Strong winds and sunny days predominate on the east side of the park. Overnight lows throughout the park can drop to near 20 degrees F, and snow can fall anytime. In August of 1992, a foot of snow fell on the northeastern corner of Glacier. Prepare for a variety of conditions and pack accordingly. You may start the day in a T-shirt and shorts, and need a parka by evening. Dress in layers. Always bring raingear.

Precipitation

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Feb




Mar




Apr




May




Jun




Jul




Aug




Sep




Oct




Nov




Dec


30 yr average

in inches


3.40




2.37




1.86




1.81




2.57




3.28




1.75




1.64




2.06




2.33




3.10




3.30


30 yr low

in inches


0.16




0.33




0.43




0.27




0.91




0.75




0.00




0.00




0.02




0.08




0.65




0.68


30 yr high

in inches


7.07




5.10




4.13




3.45




6.13




6.94




5.11




5.14




6.17




5.87




7.53




7.72


Ave number of days with precipitation over 0.01 inches

(rain and/or snow)


17




13




13




11




13




13




9




9




9




11




15




17


Average Snowfall

in inches
39.6 22.5 14.5 3.5 0.4 0.2 0 0 0.1 2.0 17.2 37.5
Temperature

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Oct




Nov




Dec


Average Max 28.5 34.7 41.9 52.9 64.1 71.2 79.1 78.1 66.7 52.7 37.3 30.0
Average Min 14.9 18.8 22.9 29.7 37.1 43.7 47.2 46.3 38.8 31.8 24.9 18.4
Maximum High 50 58 66 83 90 91 99 99 95 77 65 52
Maximum Low -35 -32 -30 3 13 24 31 26 18 -3 -29 -36





















































Did You Know?

Grizzly bears

Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.