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13 National Parks That Have Never Been Hotter

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Acadia National Park

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 98.6

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 35

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 96.8


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.


Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

Susanne Bledsoe, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Asseteague Island Seashore Park

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 40.5

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 78.6

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 85.4


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

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Big Bend National Park

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 80.5

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 99.6

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 99.4

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 97.4


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

Larry Rana, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Big Thicket National Preserve

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 98.9

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 75.3

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 97.6

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 47.2


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

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Cape Cod National Seashore

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 97.1

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 31

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 96.4


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 93.4

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 98.9


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

National Park Service Digital Image Archives

Fire Island National Seashore

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 92.3

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 13

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 94.4


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 95.1

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 99.2


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 94.7

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 90.4

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 58.9


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 68.8

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 95.5

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 98.2


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

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Mojave National Preserve

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 81.6

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 99.6

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 100


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

National Park Service Digital Image Archives

Padre Island National Seashore

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 99.6

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 95.4

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 97.2

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 86.8


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

National Park Service Digital Image Archives

Saguaro National Park

Percentile for:

Mean annual temperature: 100

Mean temp. of the wettest quarter: 88.2

Mean temp. of the driest quarter: 97

Mean temp. of the warmest quarter: 100

Mean temp. of the coldest quarter: 97


A temperature reading in the 100th percentile means it is higher than 100% of the other temperature readings; in the 99th percentile means it is higher than 99% of the other readings, and so on down.

Source: Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA (2014) Climate Exposure of U.S. National Parks in a New Era of Change. National Parks Service.

13 National Parks That Have Never Been Hotter