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Wheeler Peak SnoTel Station
There is almost an 8,000 ft (2,400 m) difference in elevation between Wheeler Peak and the valley floor. Weather conditions in the park vary with elevation. In late spring and early summer, days in the valley may be hot, yet the snow pack may not have melted in the higher elevations. The Great Basin is a desert, with low relative humidity and sharp drops in temperature at night. In the summer, fierce afternoon thunderstorms are common. It can snow any time of the year at high elevations.
Realtime Weather Stations in Great Basin National Park:
Housing Area/Resource Management Building
Realtime Roadside Weather Station in Baker, NV:
Junction of US Hwy 50 and NV 487
National Weather Service Forecasts:
Baker Administrative Site (Elevation 5317ft)
Lehman Caves Visitor Center (Elevation 6825ft)
Wheeler Peak Campground (Elevation 9886ft)
Check our Current Conditions page for campground, hiking trail, and road status.