Adirondack Region Weather

With elevations ranging from 1000 ft. at the base of the surrounding towns, to 5,344 ft. at the top of the summit of the tallest of the 46 High Peaks, Mt. Marcy, the weather in the Adirondacks can vary greatly depending where you are because of these elevation fluctuations.  For every 1000 ft. the temperature will decrease by roughly 3.57 degrees Fahrenheit ( 6.5 degrees Celsius per 1000 meters), this is referred to as lapse rate.  Hikers, climbers and campers are reminded to travel with gear for all types of sudden weather including heavy rain, snow (even in June), hail & ice storms, high winds including tornado watches, and extreme heat.

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