Weather

Most Recent Weather Observations

Visibility via Webcam

View the park webcams to find out if the lake is visible right now, and the conditions at Steel Visitor Center and Annie Spring Entrance Station. When it is raining or snowing, Crater Lake is usually hidden by clouds. Even times of heavy smoke will hide it. The lake is completely invisible about 50% of the time in the winter. Note that these webcams sometimes do not transmit an updated image due to power outages.

Temperature, Wind, Humidity, and More

(Updates are posted on the 1/2 Hour)

For information on the status of the above weather stations, and the ability to switch between them go to MesoWest (CLNP).

Snowfall and Snow Depth

At the official park weather station rangers have been recording data since 1931. Observations are made each morning and uploaded to the National Weather Service. To see the current snow depth, and daily rain and snow totals for this month follow these steps.
  1. go to NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data
  2. In the Location box, scroll and select Crater Lake Nps, Or
  3. For the Product - select Daily data for a month
  4. Change the date only if you want data from a different month or year
  5. Under View click GO
The yearly average snowfall at Crater Lake National Park has declined from an average of 51 ft (15.5 m) in the 1930’s to 41 ft (12.5 m) in 2021. The greatest cumulative snowfall for one season was 879 inches (73 feet, 22.25 m) the winter of 1932-33. The greatest depth on the ground at one time was 258 inches (21½ ft, 6.5 m) the winter of 1983.
 
 

Forecast

Weather conditions, especially wind, precipitation, and temperature can vary between locations around the rim, and at different elevations. It can also change rapidly. The following forecast is a general outlook for Crater lake National Park. Click this link for a more detailed forecast from the National Weather Service .
 

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Climate Chart

Winters at Crater Lake are long and snowy. Storms from the Pacific Ocean dump an annual average of 41 ft (12.5 m) of snow at park headquarters. The park's tremendous snowfall is a result of its position at the crest of the Cascade Mountains. Summers at Crater Lake are short but sunny. July, August, and September are your best bets for warm, dry weather. In May, June, and October, sunny days alternate with periods of rain and snow.

 
Climate Chart for Crater Lake
Data is from Park Headquarters, 1931-2019.

Last updated: October 2, 2022

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