Weather Threats at Agate Fossil Beds
Weather and Climate ScienceWe're not just studying the droughts, weather and climate that happened here 23 million years ago. Our rangers are also vital to weather and climate studies today!
Every day, we measure rain or snow totals, temperatures and storm timing. This information helps improve climate science and lets our friends at US National Weather Service Cheyenne Wyoming compare radar predictions to 'ground truth.' Ranchers and farmers throughout the area use our precipitation totals in their decision-making when growing your food.
Every once in a while, our trained weather spotter rangers also protect your park and our community by calling in severe weather for the warning system... like this tornado on May 26, 2021 just west of our boundaries! (Don't worry, it dissipated before entering the monument, and no damage or injuries were reported.)
Last updated: May 29, 2021