Weather Forecast Links for California Adventures

These are the links we use to check weather, fire and smoke conditions for our trips, and for popular destinations in the area. Forecasts are pinpointed to specific areas relevant to our trips. Rather than having a forecast for “Yosemite”, we have a forecast for Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, etc.

Elevations for mountain trailheads are the elevations cited in the point forecast, not necessarily the actual elevation for the trailhead.

Jump to the area you’re interested in:

Bay Area Trailheads        Bay Area Climbing Areas     Bay Area Coastal Area

Lassen Weather               Shasta Weather                   Tahoe Ski Resort/Trails weather

Yosemite Weather            Sequoia/Kings Canyon Weather

Smoke resources during wildfire season

Bay Area Trailhead Weather

Montara Mountain (Pacifica)

China Camp (Marin)

Mt Tam (Marin)

Lake Chabot (East Bay)

Henry Coe State Park (South Bay)

Arch Rock, Pt Reyes (on the coast)

Mission Peak (near Fremont)

Bay Area Climbing Area Weather

Cragmont (Berkeley)

Castle Rock State Park Forecast

Castle Rock Rain Gauge

Mt Diablo



Bay Area Coastal Area Weather

Santa Cruz

Bolinas Weather

Bolinas Lagoon Tides

Shelter Cove Weather (Lost Coast/Humboldt)

Shelter Cove Tides

Lassen Weather Forecasts

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center Webcam (view of Diller)

Mineral forecast (4800′)

Visitor Center forecast (6700′)

Slopes of Brokeoff forecast (7800′)

Slopes of Brokeoff (7800′) NWS weather Table w/ freezing level

Lassen Summit forecast (9500′)

LLP sensor 

MIN sensor

MNZ sensor

HRK sensor

Butte Lake forecast (6200′)

mountain-forecast.com Lassen forecast @8200′

Mt Shasta Weather Forecasts

Brewer Creek Forecast (roughly 7000′)

Bunny Flat forecast (roughly 6900′)

Northgate forecast (roughly 6500′)

Mt Shasta Summit forecast- (close to the summit, roughly 12,000′)

Mountain-forecast.com Shasta forecast @8200′

Yosemite Weather Forecasts

Yosemite Valley (4000′)

Laurel Lake, above Hetch Hetchy (6500′)

White Wolf Campground (7900′)

Smith Peak (6900′)

Hodgdon Meadows (4800′)

Ten Lakes (Lakes are at 8900′, forecast is 8500′)

May Lake (lake is at 9330′, forecast is 8800′)

Tuolumne Meadows (8660′)

Bridalveil Creek Campground (7200′)

Ostrander Lake/Ostrander Hut forecast (hut is at 8500′, Forecast is at 9000′)

Wawona (4000′)

Rancheria Falls (3800′)

Tuolumne River Gage, above Hetch Hetchy (for GCT)

Sequoia / Kings Canyon Weather Forecasts

Lodgepole (6600′)

Pear Lake Ski Hut (hut is at 9200′, forecast is at 8600′)

Dorst Creek (6900′)

Cedar Grove/ Roads End (5000′)

Glen Pass/Rae Lakes (12,100′)

Mt Whitney (12,100′)

Whitney Portal (7600′)

Tahoe Ski Resorts/Tahoe Trails Weather

Squaw base forecast (6200′)

Squaw mid-mountain forecast (7300′)

Alpine Meadows – near the top (8200′)

Kirkwood Forecast (8000′)

Northstar forecast (6500′)

Tamarack Peak/Mt Rose (8825′)

Castle Peak Peak/Boreal

Paradise Lake (7750′)

South Lake Tahoe

Smoke resources during fire season

Alert Wildfire Webcams


CalTopo map with current fires- all satellites

Cal Fire- current incidents

Purple air- crowdsourced air quality map

48 hour smoke forecast

AirNow -EPA current AQI map

AirNow-Yosemite Village

AirNow- Lassen/Chester

Yosemite Air Quality page from NPS 

Blue Sky smoke model- latest run

NOAA-HRRR Smoke Forecast

FireMappers map