Weather conditions at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are highly variable in this semi-arid desert landscape. Summer highs can climb into the 110's. Winters tend to be fairly mild, with occassional snow and ice and lows occasionally dipping into the single digits.
Did You Know?
The Thomas Condon Paleontology Center has a viewing window into the fossil laboratory, where the monument's paleontologists can often be seen at work.