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.
National Weather Service Forecasts
You can also check our Current Conditions page for campground, hiking trail, and road status.
Real-Time Weather Stations in Great Basin National Park
Weather Station Webcam at 10,049 ft (3,063 m)
Temperatures recorded at Lehman Caves Visitor Center: 6,825 feet.
(measured in inches)
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Last updated: September 22, 2023