Brynlee asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 9 years ago

Why is it always cold at Yellowstone National Park?

I just noticed that Yellowstone Park has a winter weather advisory with a big snowstorm coming. And the average high/low in July is 72/38. Why is it so cold there, even in the summer?

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Because it's in the mountains, the elevation is high. The air is thinner & much cooler than in the lower elevations. You need to keep in mind that some of the mountains there is at 14,000 feet elevation. I do a lot of traveling in the mountains, it's common to get snow this close to summer & sometimes later. I was just over some of the passes in northwest Wyoming where Yellowstone is at, there is still several feet of snow up there.

  • Alex
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    High elevation, high latitude, and cold arctic winds.

    If you want to know the typical weather conditions at Yellowstone, check out this site!

  • RoVale
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    You may not have noticed it, but Yellowstone sits at a high elevation. Places that are at high elevations tend to be colder than those that are lower.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    probably the high elevation

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  • 9 years ago

    because its in yellowstone. its cold up there.

    Source(s): i live in canada
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