• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Weather

Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles (3,100 square km) in the Sierra Nevada, with elevations ranging from about 2,000 feet (600 m) to 13,000 ft (4,000 m). Yosemite receives 95% of its precipitation between October and May (and over 75% between November and March). Most of Yosemite is blanketed in snow from about November through May. (Yosemite Valley can be rainy or snowy in any given winter storm.)

Average Temperatures & Precipitation

Yosemite Valley (4,000 feet / 1,220 m)

Month Maximum Minimum Precipitation
(°F / °C) (°F / °C) (inches / mm)
January 48 / 9 29 / -2 6.5 / 165
February 52 / 11 30 / -1 6.7 / 170
March 58 / 14 34 / 1 5.2 / 132
April 64 / 18 38 / 3 2.8 / 71
May 72 / 22 45 / 7
1.7 / 43
June 81 / 27 51 / 11 0.7 / 18
July 89 / 32 57 / 14 0.4 / 10
August 89 / 32 56 / 13 0.1 / 2.5
September 82 / 28 51 / 11 0.7 / 18
October 71 / 22 42 / 6 2.1 / 53
November 56 / 13 33 / 1 4.6 / 117
December 47 / 8 28 / -2 5.5 / 140
 
Chart showing average temperatures and precipitation (as described above)
 

Tuolumne Meadows (8,600 feet / 2,622 m)

Month Maximum Minimum Precipitation
(°F / °C)
(°F / °C) (inches / mm)
January 41 / 5
10 / -12
4.5 / 114
February 40 / 4
10 / -12
4.4 / 112
March 44 / 7
13 / -11
3.8 / 96
April 47 / 8
18 / -8
1.9 / 48
May 55 / 13
26 / -3
1.2 / 30
June 65 / 18
33 / 1
0.8 / 20
July 72 / 22
38 / 3
0.9 / 23
August 71 / 22
36 / 2
0.8 / 20
September 65 / 18
31 / -1
0.7 /18
October 56 / 13
25 / -4
1.5 / 38
November 46 / 8
17 / -8
2.3 / 58
December 40 / 4
10 / -12
4.7 / 119

 
Chart showing average temperature and precipitation (as described above)

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