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 17 mph ENE
Wind 6 to 14 mph N
Wind 6 to 22 mph WNW
Wind 6 to 25 mph NNW
Wind 7 to 12 mph E
Wind 6 to 12 mph E
|This Afternoon||Sunny, with a high near 60. East northeast wind around 17 mph.|
|Tonight||Clear. Low around 35, with temperatures rising to around 37 overnight. North wind 6 to 14 mph.|
|Monday||Sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind 6 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.|
|Monday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 33. North northwest wind 6 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.|
|Tuesday||Sunny, with a high near 64. East wind 7 to 12 mph.|
|Tuesday Night||Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.|
|Wednesday||Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.|
|Wednesday Night||Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.|
|Thursday||A slight chance of rain showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.|
|Thursday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 38.|
|Friday||Sunny, with a high near 69.|
|Friday Night||Mostly clear, with a low around 42.|
|Saturday||Sunny, with a high near 76.|
|Saturday Night||Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.|