Weather

Black and white photo of snow removal on road using a backhoe.
Park staff try to keep the road clear in the winter, like after this January 1968 snow storm.

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Chiricahua National Monument ranges from 5,124 feet / 1,562 meters in elevation at the entrance station to 7,310 feet / 2,228 meters at the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. You can enjoy the differences of four seasons.

See current conditions similar to those found at the visitor center, or check the weather forecast for higher elevations like those at the end of the scenic drive. Coordinates for the park: 32.01°N 109.33°W (Elev. 6932 ft)

Current Weather & Air Quality

Check out real time weather and air quality data from the park entrance station.

 

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Historic Weather Information

Data was collected from the monument’s official weather station located north of the Visitor Center; elevation 5,400 feet.
Month Max Temp Min Temp Record High Record Low Avg. Rain Avg. Snow
January 56.1° F (13 C) 29.7° F (-1 C) 80° F (27 C) -1° F (-18 C) 1.45" 3.41"
February 59.1° F (15 C) 30.8° F (0 C) 80° F (27 C) 7° F (-14 C) 1.21" 1.72"
March 64.7° F (18 C) 34.2° F (1 C) 86° F (30 C) 10° F (-12 C) 1.18" 1.74"
April 72.8° F (22 C) 39.4° F (4 C) 93° F (34 C) 21° F (-6 C) 0.51" 0.41"
May 81.2° F (27 C) 46.0° F (8 C) 100° F (38 C) 20° F (-7 C) 0.33" 0.00"
June 90.5° F (32 C) 55.2° F (13 C) 106° F (41 C) 23° F (-5 C) 0.84" 0.00"
July 89.1° F (32 C) 59.9° F (16 C) 105° F (40 C) 49° F (9 C) 3.98" 0.00"
August 86.2° F (30 C) 58.8° F (15 C) 103° F (39 C) 45° F (7 C) 4.16" 0.00"
September 83.4° F (28 C) 54.9° F (13 C) 99° F (37 C) 37° F (3 C) 1.76" 0.00"
October 75.1° F (24 C) 45.9° F (8 C) 93° F (34 C) 21° F (-6 C) 1.22" 0.07"
November 64.2° F (18 C) 35.7° F (2 C) 85° F (29 C) 8° F (-13 C) 1.05" 0.73"
December 56.7° F (13 C) 30.2° F (-1 C) 82° F (28 C) -1° F (-18 C) 1.61" 2.75"

Summer Monsoon

One of the outstanding features of the climate of Chiricahua National Monument is the exceptionally wet summer monsoon.

Nearly every afternoon from July into September, thunderstorms occur in the area. Generally this summer rainfall is the result of moist and unstable air originating from the Gulf of Mexico. The most intense storms with record amounts of rain develop from low pressure systems over the upper Gulf of California. They are called chubascos.

These storms can reach hurricane force, last three days and are usually confined to a 50-mile area.

Last updated: September 1, 2022

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