Why does Yellowstone get so much more snow than its surrounding areas?



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    The elevation at West Yellowstone is 6,659 feet, so sites in the park – between 7,000 and 8,000 feet for the main visitor locations – are always several degrees cooler than surrounding areas. Even daytime temperatures in winter typically stay below freezing from November to February, though the place heats up steadily in spring, and can be described as warm from June to September, when the snow melts on all but the highest peaks. As a result, all months are liable to see quite heavy precipitation, and this is spread fairly evenly throughout the year apart from July, the driest month. Over half falls as snow, with an annual total of 150 inches in most areas but up to 400 inches on the high mountains

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