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Grand Canyon National Park: Sunrise February 10, 2013 1389 | by Grand Canyon NPS
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Grand Canyon National Park: Sunrise February 10, 2013 1389

View from Verkamp's Visitor Center on the South Rim. Follow weather and road closure updates here: go.nps.gov/grca_wr

 

Winter conditions on the South Rim can be extreme. Be prepared for snow, icy roads and trails, and possible road closures at any time.

 

Winter weather typically begins by November and becomes well entrenched by December and January, with frequent light to moderate snows and increasingly colder weather. Low temperatures are generally in the teens along the Rim; however afternoon high temperatures still average in the 40s (4-9°C), due to the amount of sunshine the area receives.

 

Along the river, cold air typically becomes trapped in the canyon leading to high temperatures only in the 40s and 50s (4-15°C) and low temperatures in the 30s and 40s (-1C-+9°C).

 

NPS photo by Michael Quinn

 

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Taken on February 10, 2013