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It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on September 01, 2014
Partly Cloudy
81°/48°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM MST on September 02, 2014
Clear
81°/52°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM MST on September 03, 2014
Clear
82°/54°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MST on September 04, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
77°/52°
It is forcast to be Clear at 11:00 PM MST on September 05, 2014
Clear
75°/52°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on September 06, 2014
Partly Cloudy
73°/52°
Weather in the Grand Canyon varies according to elevation. The forested rims are high enough to receive winter snowfall, but along the Colorado River in the Inner Gorge, temperatures are similar to those found in Tucson and other low elevation desert locations in Arizona.  Conditions in the Grand Canyon region are generally dry, but substantial precipitation occurs twice annually, during seasonal pattern shifts in winter and in late summer. Average annual precipitation on the South Rim is less than 16 inches (35 cm), with 60 inches (132 cm) of snow, the higher North Rim usually receives 27 inches (59 cm) of moisture, with a typical snowfall of 144 inches (317 cm), and Phantom Ranch, far below the Canyon’s rims along the Colorado River at 2,500 feet (762 m) gets just 8 inches (17.6 cm) of rain, and snow is a rarity.  The weather varies from the north rim and to south rim.

Average Temperatures at the South Rim

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
High (F) 41 45 51 60 70 81 84 82 76 65 52 43
Low (F) 18 21 25 32 39 47 54 53 47 36 27 20
High (C) 5 7 10 15 21 27 29 28 24 18 11 6
Low (C) -8 -6 -4 0 4 8 12 12 8 2 -3 -7

Average Temperatures in the Inner Canyon

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
High (F) 56 62 71 82 92 101 106 103 97 84 68 57
Low (F) 36 42 48 56 63 72 78 75 69 58 46 37
High (C) 13 17 22 28 33 38 41 39 36 29 20 14
Low (C) 2 6 9 13 17 22 26 24 21 14 8 2

Average Temperatures at the North Rim

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
High (F) 37 39 44 53 62 73 77 75 69 59 46 40
Low (F) 16 18 21 29 34 40 46 45 39 31 24 20
High (C) 3 4 7 12 17 23 25 24 21 15 8 4
Low (C) -9 -8 -6 -2 1 4 8 7 4 -1 -4 -7

Average Precipitation in inches at Grand Canyon

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
South Rim 1.32 1.55 1.38 0.93 0.66 0.42 1.81 2.25 1.56 1.10 0.94 1.64
Inner Canyon 0.68 0.75 0.79 0.47 0.36 0.30 0.84 1.40 0.97 0.65 0.43 0.87
North Rim 3.17 3.22 2.65 1.73 1.17 0.86 1.93 2.85 1.99 1.38 1.48 2.83

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