High Sierra Nevada Weather Conditions

High Sierra Nevada Weather Conditions / Forecasts and Travel Resources

Weather forecasts and current travel conditions for select locations in transit to, and within, the High Sierra Nevada.

The following High Sierra forecasts and travel info are snapshots of conditions syndicated from various resources and are based on the latest and most accurate data known to be available. Please be aware that information on this page represents conditions and forecasts at a single point in time, and that mountain weather conditions can and will change rapidly. Some websites and outside reports will also differ from what is provided herein. Please consult multiple sources of forecast information and embark upon your alpine adventures safely and with the most recent and accurate information available.

 

Muir Trail Ranch / Vermilion Valley Resort Area Weather Forecast

Winter Storm Warning

Issued:
3:40 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 PM PST on January 17, 2019

Flash Flood Warning

Issued:
5:50 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
1:45 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Issued:
7:20 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 17, 2019
Snow
Wednesday 01/16 100%
Snow
Windy, snow changing to rain. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Snow
Thursday 01/17 100%
Snow
Snow. Winds will be gusty at times during the morning. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 8 to 12 inches of snow expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 01/18 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 43F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast
Saturday 01/19 0%
Overcast
Overcast. High 49F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow
Sunday 01/20 90%
Snow
Cloudy skies early followed by a mixture of light rain and snow in the afternoon. High 42F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Snowfall around one inch.
Clear
Monday 01/21 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 36F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Shaver Lake Area Weather Forecast

Winter Storm Warning

Issued:
3:40 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 PM PST on January 17, 2019

Flash Flood Warning

Issued:
5:50 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
1:45 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Issued:
7:20 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 17, 2019
Thunderstorm
Wednesday 01/16 100%
Thunderstorm
Windy, thunderstorms with heavy rain likely. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Snow
Thursday 01/17 100%
Snow
Periods of rain and snow. High 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Much stronger wind gusts expected over ridges.
Clear
Friday 01/18 10%
Clear
Sun and a few passing clouds. High around 45F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast
Saturday 01/19 0%
Overcast
Overcast. High near 50F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Sunday 01/20 80%
Rain
Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High 47F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Clear
Monday 01/21 10%
Clear
Generally sunny. High near 40F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Yosemite Valley Area Weather Forecast

Overcast
Wednesday 01/16 20%
Overcast
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Rain
Thursday 01/17 90%
Rain
Rain. High 43F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Overcast
Friday 01/18 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 43F. Winds light and variable.
Rain
Saturday 01/19 100%
Rain
Rain. High 53F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.
Snow Showers
Sunday 01/20 60%
Snow Showers
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 27F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Clear
Monday 01/21 0%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 28F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Tioga Pass Area Weather Forecast

The location could not be found.

 

Hume Lake Area Weather Forecast

The location could not be found.

 

Mineral King Ranger Station Area Weather Forecast

The location could not be found.

 

Lodgepole Area Weather Forecast

Winter Storm Warning

Issued:
3:40 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 PM PST on January 17, 2019

Flash Flood Warning

Issued:
5:50 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
1:45 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Issued:
7:20 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 17, 2019
Snow
Wednesday 01/16 100%
Snow
Windy, snow changing to rain. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Snow
Thursday 01/17 100%
Snow
Snow. Winds will be gusty at times during the morning. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 8 to 12 inches of snow expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 01/18 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 43F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast
Saturday 01/19 0%
Overcast
Overcast. High 49F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow
Sunday 01/20 90%
Snow
Cloudy skies early followed by a mixture of light rain and snow in the afternoon. High 42F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Snowfall around one inch.
Clear
Monday 01/21 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 36F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Bishop Area Weather Forecast

Rain
Wednesday 01/16 100%
Rain
Windy with rain at times. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
Rain
Thursday 01/17 90%
Rain
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers and windy conditions developing in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Clear
Friday 01/18 0%
Clear
Sunny along with a few clouds. High near 55F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/19 0%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 58F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 01/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 59F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Monday 01/21 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 48F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

 

Lake Sabrina Area Weather Forecast

The location could not be found.

 

Mount Whitney Area Weather Forecast

The location could not be found.

 

South Lake Tahoe Area Weather Forecast

Winter Storm Warning, Blizzard Warning

Issued:
3:00 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Areal Flood Advisory

Issued:
7:15 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 17, 2019

Avalanche Warning

Issued:
9:25 AM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
9:30 AM PST on January 17, 2019
Snow
Wednesday 01/16 100%
Snow
Windy, rain mixed with snow. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Snow
Thursday 01/17 100%
Snow
Snow likely. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 8 to 12 inches of snow expected. Higher wind gusts possible.
Overcast
Friday 01/18 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 41F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Overcast
Saturday 01/19 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 48F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow
Sunday 01/20 100%
Snow
Rain...mixing with snow in the afternoon. High near 40F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Clear
Monday 01/21 10%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 34F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

 

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