• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Current Weather Conditions

weather instruments in snow-covered forest clearing

Weather instruments at the Waterhole Snotel site record snow depth, temperatures and other information.

Bill Baccus, NPS

How cold? How snowy? How rainy? How windy?

Interested in knowing how much rain fell last night in the rain forest? Or how cold or windy it is at Hurricane Ridge?

The links below will answer those questions ... and more!

 

Hurricane Ridge Area Conditions

Hurricane Ridge Weather Station
Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center
Use this link year-round for temperature and wind readings from a weather station located just north of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.

Waterhole "Snotel" Site
Natural Resources Conservation Service
This link is especially useful in winter when it provides hourly reports on snow depth and snow water equivalent, along with temperature readings. The Waterhole Snotel Site is located near Hurricane Ridge.

Hurricane Ridge Webcam
Olympic National Park
Current views from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.

 

Lake Crescent Conditions

Lake Crescent Webcam
National Park Service
Current view of Lake Crescent along with air quality, temperature, wind and precipitation readings.

 

Lake Quinault Area Conditions

Quinault Climate Reference Network Station
National Climatic Data Center
Hourly reports on temperature and precipitation from Bishop Field in the Quinault Valley.

 

Olympic Peninsula Forecasts

National Weather Service
This site has links to forecasts around the park and region.

Did You Know?

dam with water flowing

Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.