The Cuyahoga Valley has weather that is considered normal for this region. There are the classic four seasons, with their respective weather patterns.
One can expect temperatures in the 30’s in the winter months of December, January and February. The low can sometimes reach below freezing. In the the summer months of June, July and August, the numbers are usually in the 70’s and 80’s. The high can be as much as 95 degrees, with humidity. In the remaining months of spring and fall, one will encounter cool temperatures between 45 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The spring is when one will notice the flowers blooming anew, whereas in the fall, one will be astounded by the natural beauty of Cuyahoga’s incredible foliage.
One should note, that temperatures drop by approximately 15 degrees at night. This is of particular importance if one wants to visit the National park in the winter, and chooses to camp there overnight. One is strongly advised to bring the necessary gear in which to bundle up.
Except for four months of the year, the Cuyahoga Valley experiences snowfall. In January, the typical snow count will be as high as 13 inches, and even in May, you may find yourself treading on a slight covering of snow, while hiking through the park. As a result of the snow, especially in the winter months, one should wear the appropriate foot gear. One should ensure that his boots or shoes are comfortable, warm, dry and durable. This is due to the fact that the paths and trails in the National Park will be relatively harder to trek.
There is rain in all 12 months of the year, in Cuyahoga Valley. Though most days are clear in the region, it is well worth it to take a quick glance at the weather report, before embarking on a trip to the park. Even if it does rain during your trip, it won’t dampen your spirit, as much of the wildlife are still out, and carrying out their day, in spite of the wet weather. Additionally, when wet, the beautiful flora all around the park takes on a certain majestic look. People who enjoy taking pictures, will appreciate the different perspective offered by the rain.