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Yellowstone National Park
Transcript of Yellowstone National Park
-This is a map of Yellowstone (of course it is)
- Size of Area
3,472 Square miles
- Longitude and Latitude
44.6000° N, 110.5000° W
-Located mostly in Wyoming but also leaks into Idaho and Montana
- What is a National Park?
A scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife.
- Year it was named a National Park?
March 1, 1872
-The biome its in is classified as a taiga
- Description of that Biome
The taiga is a moist subarctic forest that begins where the Tundra ends. The winters are long, dark and cold with lots of snow, and the summers are warm and short when the daylight can be up to 20 hours long.
-Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872, 20 years before Montana, Idaho and Wyoming were granted statehood
This is a picture of the man who declared Yellowstone a National Park. If it weren't for him there wouldn't be as many parks protected by the government as there are today
President Ulysses S. Grant
-There are over 40 major waterfalls in Yellowstone
Summer: During the day temperatures are usually in the 70s and sometimes in the 80s in lower elevations. Nights are usually cool and temperatures may drop below freezing at higher elevations.
Winter: Temperatures often range from zero to 20F throughout the day. Around 0 temperatures overnight are common. Snowfall is almost never consistent. While the average is 150 inches per year, it is not uncommon for higher mountains to get twice that. (Thats alot of snow)
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Spring & Fall: Daytime temperatures range from the 30s to the 60s with overnight lows in the teens to single digits. Snow is normal in spring and fall with about 12” in a 24 hour period.
Temp and average rainfall
- Temperature: Averages, Highs, Lows
Yellowstone has an average maximum temp at around 53°F and an average minimum temp of 28°F
- Precipitation: Averages, Highs, Lows
Yellowstone has an average of about 15 inches of precipitation anually
Yellowstone National Park has 50 mammal species, 311 bird species, 18 fish species, 6 reptile species, 4 amphibian species, and 5 endangered or threatened species.
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