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Weather in Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park’s weather is dependent on elevation. In the lower elevations at the north end of Skyline Drive, summers are hot and winters are cool. Higher up the road, at Big Meadows and Skyland, the highest points on the road, the temperatures may be 10-15°F cooler than the valleys. Precipitation is fairly constant throughout the year, with frequent snow and ice at the higher points during the winter. Ice storms in particular are common and can close the Skyline Drive for days or weeks. The statistics below are taken from the city of Front Royal, at the park’s northern end. As stated above, the popular areas of Big Meadows and Skyland, along with much of the park, will be significantly cooler.

Averages and Records at Shenandoah

MonthAvg HighAvg LowRecord HighRecord LowAvg Precip
January421978-102.67
February452176-62.69
March55308833.26
April653994152.93
May754896264.01
June835698353.80
July8661102453.80
August855999413.16
September795298273.88
October684090142.66
November58328482.85
December462284-82.65

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

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