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Half Dome SummitThe National Park Service website for Yosemite, www.nps.gov/yose, is a very thorough resource. In addition to a wealth of information about the park and advice for planning your visit, this web site is your go-to spot for the most current updates on changing conditions in the park.

If summiting Half Dome is on your wish list, go here for the latest information on Half Dome permits and other helpful input.

Thanks to the generosity of the Yosemite Conservancy and their donors, we can see El Capitan, Half Dome, the High Country, and Yosemite Falls in real time. Just click on one of the images below to see what it looks like in that part of Yosemite right now!

Credit: Yosemite webcam provided by Yosemite Conservancy

7-day weather forecast for our area

Average Weather Conditions in Yosemite Valley
(4000 ft / 1200 m)

Month High
(F / C)
Low
(F / C)
Precipitation
(in / cm)
January  49 / 9  26 / -3  6.2 / 15.7
February  55 / 13  28 / -2  6.1 / 15.5
March  59 / 15  31 / 0  5.2 / 13.2
April  65 / 18  35 / 2  3.0 / 7.6
May  73 / 23  42 / 5  1.3 / 3.3
June  82 / 28  48 / 9  0.7 / 1.8
July  90 / 32  54 / 12  0.4 / 1.0
August  90 / 32  53 / 11  0.3 / 0.8
September  87 / 30  47 / 8  0.9 / 2.3
October  74 / 23  39 / 4  2.1 / 5.3
November  58 / 14  31 / 0  5.5 / 14.0
December  48 / 9  26 / -3  5.6 / 14.2

Note that since the Evergreen Lodge is at an elevation that is 600 feet higher than the Yosemite Valley, the temperature tends to be a few degrees cooler at the Evergreen.

If you are traveling in the winter, be sure to see the section of our web site regarding Winter, and Winter Driving Information.