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Weather in Glacier

Glacier National Park has variable weather depending on location. The western valleys receive the most rainfall, while the eastern side of the park stays drier. Temperatures in summer are generally mild and pleasant, although extremes of hot or cold can occur at any time. It becomes much cooler as elevation increases. Strong winds are common on the east side of the park, especially the Many Glacier area. Overnight lows throughout the park can drop below freezing, and snow can fall any time of year. There have been several examples of significant snowfall even in August. The weather statistics below are taken from the town of West Glacier just outside the West Entrance.

Averages and Records at Glacier

MonthAvg HighAvg LowRecord HighRecord LowAvg Precip
January291550-353.23
February351958-321.98
March432466-302.08
April54308331.93
May653890132.64
June724493243.47
July794899311.70
August794799261.30
September673995182.05
October533279-32.98
November372565-293.27
December301852-363.01

All temperatures are reported in Fahrenheit. All precipitation is reported in inches.

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