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?
- ggrphlvrLv 59 years agoFavorite 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.
- RoValeLv 79 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.
- Anonymous9 years ago
probably the high elevation
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- ctdtjfluhuligytLv 49 years ago
because its in yellowstone. its cold up there.Source(s): i live in canada