Weather

Person climbing weather station tower
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, California Department of Water Resources, and the National Park Service cooperatively worked to install a new weather station in Soda Springs Meadow.  The station will provide important data for climate research and water management.

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Devils Postpile National Monument is located at 7,560 feet above sea level just west of the Sierra Nevada crest. As such, it experiences typical Sierra summer weather.

Afternoon thunderstorms are possible in July and August. Daytime temperatures can range from the mid-70s to to mid-80s (degrees Fahrenheit). Evening temperatures can drop into the low 40s (and even the low 30s in September and October).

Soda Spring Meteorological Station

The meteorological station measures ambient air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, surface radiation, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation. In addition, it is equipped with a snow pillow, which is an instrument that can detect the amount of water content in the snow pack.

Data from the Soda Springs weather station is uploaded hourly via satellite and can be viewed year-round on the California Department of Water Resources Website for Devils Postpile. You can review daily and historic temperature, relative humidity, snow depth, snow water content, wind speed, and wind direction.

Last updated: July 19, 2021

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Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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