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Lava Beds National Monument Climate

The weather in northeastern California is particularly unpredictable and visitors should be ready for all conditions throughout the year. Generally, however, summers are sunny and warm while winters are cold with below-freezing nights and occasional snow. Visitors should always have warm clothing, sturdy boots, gloves, and protective headgear available if they plan to visit the lava tube caves. Bumpcaps for caving are sold at the visitor center. Bike helmets also work well.

Average Total Annual Precip: 15.33"

Average Annual Snowfall: 44.1"

Wettest Month: December

Driest Month: August

Hottest Month: July

Coldest Month: January

Most Snow: January

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