The best times to visit National Bison Range for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other National Bison Range Travel Info

Weather in National Bison Range

Temperature

Average temperatures in National Bison Range vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit National Bison Range, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 91.6°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.8°F (11°C) at night.

National Bison Range Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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National Bison Range Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

National Bison Range Perceived Temperature (F)

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National Bison Range Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average National Bison Range Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan34.925.516.9
Feb39.629.821.3
Mar51.537.625.9
Apr5943.630.2
May69.452.937.7
Jun77.460.845.3
Jul90.67151.3
Aug88.168.150.1
Sep7858.742.1
Oct59.744.932.8
Nov43.732.523.1
Dec32.924.516.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan1.6-3.6-8.4
Feb4.2-1.2-5.9
Mar10.83.1-3.4
Apr156.4-1
May20.811.63.2
Jun25.2167.4
Jul32.621.710.7
Aug31.220.110.1
Sep25.614.85.6
Oct15.47.20.4
Nov6.50.3-4.9
Dec0.5-4.2-8.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in National Bison Range are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in National Bison Range? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in National Bison Range is often around around November 5th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in National Bison Range.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in National Bison Range (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan9%3.90.9
Feb12%3.11.1
Mar10%4.20.9
Apr8%1.90.8
May15%01.3
Jun23%02
Jul5%00.6
Aug7%00.8
Sep7%00.8
Oct10%1.40.9
Nov11%2.81.3
Dec13%3.41.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan99.92.3
Feb127.92.8
Mar1010.72.3
Apr84.82
May1503.3
Jun2305.1
Jul501.5
Aug702
Sep702
Oct103.62.3
Nov117.13.3
Dec138.63

 

Humidity and Wind

National Bison Range has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (28.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72.2%).

Wind in National Bison Range is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and July. April’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in National Bison Range.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3Barely noticeable9.6Gentle breeze
Feb3.8Barely noticeable11.2Significant breeze
Mar4.4Light breeze13.3Gentle breeze
Apr5.5Light breeze16.1Significant breeze
May5.3Light breeze15.3Gentle breeze
Jun4.8Light breeze14.5Significant breeze
Jul5Light breeze15.3Gentle breeze
Aug4.5Light breeze15.3Significant breeze
Sep3.9Barely noticeable13.2Gentle breeze
Oct3.3Barely noticeable10.8Gentle breeze
Nov3.4Barely noticeable10.4Gentle breeze
Dec3.4Barely noticeable9.8Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan71.1%
Feb66.2%
Mar53.9%
Apr44.4%
May42.5%
Jun43%
Jul28.6%
Aug31.5%
Sep39.2%
Oct56.7%
Nov65.8%
Dec72.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to National Bison Range?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in National Bison Range, the United States is July, followed by August and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit National Bison Range in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.1 in September means 36.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall National Bison Range Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.2°F (23.4°C) and 41.9°F (5.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in National Bison Range, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.5°F (26.9°C) and 36.5°F (2.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in National Bison Range to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.6°F (6.4°C) and 31.8°F (-0.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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