Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Fall in Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Fall in Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Texas Tourism)

The words "potentially extreme" best describe weather conditions at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Hurricane force winds, intense thunderstorms, below freezing temperatures, snow and ice storms, and those cherished idyllic days regularly occur in the Guadalupe Mountains. When you visit the park, be sure you are prepared for unusual weather conditions regardless of the activity you plan. Do enjoy those idyllic days!

Seasonal Conditions

Expect some snow and rainfall and cold temperatures. Mild, cool days are the norm. Infrequent snow accumulations of three to six inches may occur November through February.

High winds are common in early spring with gusts of 75 miles per hour and higher. Late spring begins the warming trend.

Locally severe thunderstorms and possible flash flooding may occur. Moderate to warm air temperatures.

Crisp clear days, possible cold nights and high winds.

About the high winds
The winds at Guadalupe Mountains National Park can be dangerous at times. Trucks have been blown off Highway 62-180 during high winds. Hurricane force winds are common during early spring. Winds can be high during stormy weather year-round. Please use caution and common sense if you experience high winds during your visit.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 12 Oct 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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