Tenaya Lodge is situated at 5,288 feet in elevation on the southern border of Yosemite, above the heat of the Central Valley. In winter you may encounter snow on the last few miles to Tenaya Lodge. See below for information on current conditions, forecasts and seasonal averages for those planning further ahead.
Weather in the Sierra Nevada can vary significantly with altitude. Just within Yosemite National Park there is about 11,000 feet (3350 meters) of elevation change between the El Portal administrative area and the summit of Mount Lyell. Below find links to specific forecasts for various locations that Tenaya Lodge guests commonly visit.
Please note that some of these forecasts are off by a couple hundred feet because of the way the National Weather Service samples their forecast areas, but they will give you a good idea of what to expect at different points and where the snowline will be.
Planning ahead? The graphs below will give a sense of temperatures throughout the year as well as annual precipitation patterns. California is considered a Mediterranean climate, which means the summers are typically dry except for high-altitude thunderstorms over the Sierra Crest. Winter brings the annual rains which typically fall in a few substantial storms with long periods of blue skies in between.
Weather for Tenaya Lodge at 5288 feet (1612 meters)
Weather for Yosemite Valley at 4002 feet (1220 meters)