Chart showing monthly high and low temperatures.

The weather is generally most comfortable in the spring and fall. Temperatures vary greatly by elevation. Temperatures over 100 degrees F. may begin as early May.

Annual precipitation ranges from 3.5 inches at lower elevations to nearly 10 inches in the mountains. Most rain falls between November and April with an occasional snow accumulation in the mountains. Summer thunderstorms may bring sudden, heavy rainfall. The driest months are May and June.

Winds are a prominent feature of Mojave Desert weather. Strong winds occur in fall, late winter, and early spring months.


Precipitation Data

The Western Regional Climate Center maintains historical weather data for two weather stations located in the park. To access historical RAWS data, click on the following links and use the left side navigation buttons to access monthly summaries.

Mid Hills (elevation 5,413 ft)
OX Ranch (elevation 4,324 ft)

You can also download a year-to-date precipitation accumulation summaries below.

Water Year 2014 - 2015 Summary (PDF, 137KB)
Water Year 2015 - 2016 Summary to date (PDF, 108KB)

Last updated: January 26, 2016

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