Glacier National Park Weather & Climate













































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In-Depth Forecasts
The following links provide in-depth current weather and forecasts for the Glacier area:
West Glacier
East Glacier
St. Mary
Pinpoint Forecasts
Montana Forest Fire Info

Live Web Cam Views
Live web cam views from various locations in Glacier:
Apgar Lookout
Lake McDonald
St. Mary Visitor Center
Two Medicine
Goat Haunt




Average Monthly Temperatures and Precipitation

Hikers should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in Glacier National Park. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change, especially at the higher elevations.

Glacier's western valleys generally receive the most rainfall. Strong winds and sunny days predominate on the east side of the park. During the summer months, daytime temperatures can exceed 90 degrees; however, overnight lows throughout the park can drop to near 20 degrees, and snow can fall anytime. You should also expect temperatures to be at least 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the higher elevations at any given time.

Below are average monthly temperatures and precipitation amounts for Glacier:

 Precipitation Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Avg Precipitation Amount 3.4 2.37 1.86 1.81 2.57 3.28 1.75 1.64 2.06 2.33 3.1 3.3
 Avg # days w/precipitation 17 13 13 11 13 13 9 9 9 11 15 17
 Average Snowfall 39.6 22.5 14.5 3.5 0.4 0.2 0 0 0.1 2 17.2 37.5
     

 Temperature Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Average Max Temp 28.5 34.7 41.9 52.9 64.1 71.2 79.1 78.1 66.7 52.7 37.3 30
 Average Min Temp 14.9 18.8 22.9 29.7 37.1 43.7 47.2 46.3 38.8 31.8 24.9 18.4