Winter brings cooler days, around 60°F (15°C), and freezing nights. Joshua Tree National Park in California receives under six inches of rainfall per year on average, which isn’t surprising given that it’s in the desert, and becomes one of the hottest places on Earth during the summer. Joshua Tree Winters. In the years we've been coming out to the Joshua Tree area, I've never had the chance to hike in the park after a snow, so this afternoon was a real treat! A popular place in Joshua Tree National Park (my last park recommendation!) Visibility Ditto for Saguaro National Park where chances of snow are 100 percent, according to the National Weather Service, meaning it could join Joshua Tree as another park with snow in weird places. Arches National Park … Joshua Tree National Park is open year-round, and all three entrances – West, North, and South – are open 24 hours a day. Camping. Joshua Tree National Park is made up of two deserts that span Southern California. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high and low of 85°F and 50°F. Black Rock Trail Day Hike or Backpack (moderate to strenuous; 10.5-mile loop): Located in the northwest corner of Joshua Tree, Eureka Peak is the 5 th highest point in the park. The former isn’t super rare. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. ^That is the harbor leading out to the ocean. 4K views. 74485 National Park Drive We are working to increase access to the park in a phased approach. The storm system set up camp off the Southern California coast and sent precipitation bands spiraling inland. Summers are hot, over 100°F (38°C) during the day and not cooling much below 75°F (24°C) at night. Its 5,518 ft. summit offers you stunning views of the Coachella Valley and the Little San Bernardino Mountains, capped with snow in winter and spring. Note that this forecast zone covers a vast area with elevations ranging from 536 feet (163 m) in the park's extreme southeast corner to 5,814 feet (1,773 m) atop Quail Mountain. They are not my photos, but they were taken in my hometown and posted to the community facebook group. With an outer space like feeling, there’s nothing better than escaping to a warm out of this world park. Hikers and climbers will never be bored at Joshua Tree National Park with over 100 miles of hiking trails and at least 8,000 climbing routes. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com It’s a small grove of Cholla Trees, which are mini cacti that are about 5-6 feet tall. Remember, your safety is your responsibility. I can't decide if I like filming in regular or 360 more. The next morning I was up before sunrise exploring locations around the Boy Scout Trail. Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for Joshua Tree National Park, CA. Today’s and tonight’s Joshua Tree, CA weather forecast, weather conditions and Doppler radar from The Weather Channel and Weather.com Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! A Christmas miracle fell upon Joshua Tree National Park last week: the dry landscape was covered in a layer of rare white snow as a storm passed through California. The temperatures feel hot for about half the year, and too cold for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. This is my two day trip report. With parts of Joshua Tree National Park under a winter storm warning through Friday morning, park officials are advising visitors to be prepared to camp in up to 2 feet of snow … It’s a rare sight to see the mountains so clearly from the Pacific Ocean, it’s even rarer to see this much snow. The Mojave desert is the only place in the world where the iconic Joshua trees grow. Named by Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-1800s, the tree's unusual shape reminded them of the Bible story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer. Days are typically clear with less than 25% humidity. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Snow dusts Joshua Tree and California desert. JOSHUA TREE, CA - FEBRUARY 21: A camper wakes up to snow in Joshua Tree National Park on February 21, 2019 near Joshua Tree, California. Extended Graphical Forecast for This Location, All fires including campfires are prohibited at this time, Commercial Services: essential services only, Museum and exhibit portions will be temporarily closed in the following facilities, Park entrances and entrance booths: reduce exposure by purchasing your entrance pass ahead of time on recreation.gov. The snow is from the same storm that just came through. Note that this forecast zone covers a vast area with elevations ranging from 536 feet (163 m) in the park's extreme southeast corner to 5,814 feet (1,773 m) atop Quail Mountain. To get snow in this corner of the Mojave Desert, you need two things normally in short supply for the region: cold temperatures and precipitation. Last weekend, as we were heading down to Joshua Tree, a few showers of rain graced us during our drive. During the summer and fall, monsoons can form leading to dangerous conditions such as flash floods. And that’s exactly what the weather delivered this week thanks to a strong low-pressure system dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska. Joshua Tree is a rugged, mountainous desert wilderness, yet it’s an easy drive car from Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs. Earth is the best planet, hands down. Precipitation, on the other hand, is tougher to find. ... Out for a stroll: Watch large alligator cross the road at Florida park. Joshua Tree National Park is an American national park in southeastern California, east of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, near Palm Springs.It is named for the Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) native to the Mojave Desert.Originally declared a national monument in 1936, Joshua Tree was redesignated as a national park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act. It has plenty of character and it’s located in a quiet residential neighborhood. There are few things as soothing as desert snow, the rough and spiky landscape smoothed over by a layer of frozen flakes. I arrived on Thursday afternoon with snow falling. Joshua Tree National Park in the winter with snow - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock Check out what it looks like atop Belle Mountain right now. While many of my blogger friends are probably tired of snow, it's something that is rare and celebrated when it happens in the S. CA deserts. The system has started to clear out of Southern California, but it’s nowhere near done. They sprout amid yucca, sci-fi worthy rock formations, and springtime wildflower blooms. is the Cholla Garden. A sparkling layer of snowfall turned Joshua Tree into an unlikely winter wonderland over Thanksgiving weekend. Winter in Joshua Tree National Park: The cold temperatures tend to keep most visitors away, but that doesn’t stop rock climbers from enjoying the park. Joshua Tree is an all-year park. The National Weather Service station just outside Joshua Tree recorded 1.23 inches of precipitation over a 24-hour period starting on Thursday into Friday, though it didn’t report snowfall totals. Humidity Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average highs around 85°F (29°C) and average lows around 50°F (10°C) respectively.