Weather information for the Grand Staircase NM area is provided below. Average temperatures, climate details and current forecasts are included!
The Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument is mostly desert with rainfall averaging less than 10" a year. Temperatures vary widely depending on altitude, but generally the best times to visit are April to June and September to October. During these periods temperatures are more moderate and rainfall minimal. Unfortunately, gnats and deerflies are often bothersome in May and June.
Summer months are hot with temperatures frequently reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit at lower elevations. Average highs are in the 90's; average lows are in the 60's. As is the case in all desert environments, temperatures drop quickly once the sun sets. July and August experience thunderstorms that tend to quickly come and go. The rainy season can last into September.
In Winter, temperatures range from 15 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit with snow common at the higher elevations.
Wind 8 mph S
Wind 3 to 9 mph WSW
Wind 3 to 17 mph S
Wind 3 to 14 mph WSW
Wind 3 to 21 mph SW
Wind 3 to 20 mph W
|This Afternoon||Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 8 mph.|
|Tonight||Mostly clear. Low around 55, with temperatures rising to around 57 overnight. West southwest wind 3 to 9 mph.|
|Friday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 3 to 17 mph.|
|Friday Night||Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West southwest wind 3 to 14 mph.|
|Saturday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 3 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.|
|Saturday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 52.|
|Sunday||Sunny, with a high near 82.|
|Sunday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 54.|
|Monday||A slight chance of rain showers after noon. Sunny, with a high near 81.|
|Monday Night||A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.|
|Tuesday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.|
|Tuesday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 52.|
|Wednesday||Sunny, with a high near 81.|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 53.|