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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday July 31st, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday July 31st, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...67 to 77 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Near the crest...scattered thunderstorms. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Lows 58 to 66 at 5000 feet...46 to 54 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...67 to 77 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Yosemite Theater Camp Performance Sunday
The 1st Annual Yosemite Youth Summer Theater Camp has been working hard this week on their summer musical review. Please join us for a free show this Sunday, August 2nd at 2 pm in the Yosemite School auditorium for a fun-filled afternoon featuring songs by Johnny Cash, Carole King, and Judy Garland as well as songs from Disney Films. This show stars children from the Central Coast and a few Yosemite locals. Cookies and lemonade will be served after the show. For more information call Mary at (805) 574-0882. (E. Callahan)

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday July 30th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday July 30th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Near the crest...slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highs 88 to 98 at 5000 feet...71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Near the crest...scattered thunderstorms. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Lows 60 to 70 at 5000 feet...49 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highs 86 to 96 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

YNPCCC BBQ Fundraiser Today
Join us for lunch! Thursday, July 30 is the next Yosemite National Park Child Care Center BBQ fundraiser. Come join us from 11am to 1pm for a tasty lunch in front of the Visitor Center in Yosemite Valley. On the menu: Bratwurst, hamburger, or veggie burger plus all the fixings, Chef's choice cold salad, a bag of chips, and lemonade--all for only $10!!! Sodas and dessert will also be available for $1 each. New this year: punch cards for repeat customers! Purchase a meal at three different BBQs, then come to a fourth BBQ and get your meal FREE! Come support a great cause and treat yourself to a tasty lunch that you don't have to prepare--you deserve it!!! (J. Modrak-Killian)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday July 29th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday July 29th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 89 to 99 at 5000 feet...71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 87 to 97 at 5000 feet...70 to 80 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Save The Date: Youth in Yosemite Symposium Thursday, August 6th
Mark your calendars! The Youth in Yosemite Symposium will be Thursday, August 6 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Yosemite Lodge Garden Terrace. Everyone is invited!!! Come celebrate the youth who worked so hard to make a difference in Yosemite this summer. Participants will hear from the Yosemite Leadership Program Summer Internship, the National Parks Youth Stewardship Corps, the Youth Conservation Corps, the Desert Restoration Corps, Research Experience for Undergraduates, and more!!! This is sure to be an inspiring and uplifting event!! Join us for all or part of the day. (S.Carter)
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Yosemite Fire Update #8, July 27, 2015

Here we go again. In a year of unbelievable extreme drought with fire danger at a record high all fires should be put out so resources are not wasted monitoring and working on these fires. There have been numerous natural fires over the years that have gotten out of control and taken massive resources to put them out. Just last summer the fire crews were up fighting the Dark Hole fire which had grown to big on 7/26/14 when the El Portal fire started. There were only a few firefighters in El Portal to fight the fire. Common sense dictates that in record extreme drought years like this all resources should be available to protect structures instead of out fighting a lightning caused fire that could have easily been put out by one person. Instead it was allowed to grow out of control.

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Yosemite Fire Update #8, July 27, 2015
Lightning caused fires being monitored and managed for multiple objectives:

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday July 28th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday July 28th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 89 to 99 at 5000 feet...71 to 81 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Tioga Road 100 year Anniversary Today
Today is the 100th anniversary of the Tioga Road’s opening to the public as an official road of Yosemite National Park.

This road was originally constructed in 1883 as the Great Sierra Wagon Road to service the needs of the Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Company that had its operations based in Bennettville at the Tioga Crest. Crews worked from both ends to construct the 56.5 mile route, completing a half mile of finished road per day, with a total cost of $61,095.20. This was an amazing feat! The company went bust within a year of the road's construction. The road had minimal maintenance in the years to come, and was semi-passable for decades.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday July 27th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday July 27th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 79 to 89 at 5000 feet... 63 to 73 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...67 to 77 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Sierra National Forest Willow Fire Update
The smoky and hazy conditions over Yosemite National Park will continue to persist due to the Willow Fire burning near Base Lake. The fire began on the afternoon of Saturday July 25 and has burned an estimated 1500 acres in brush and timber. It is approximately 25 miles southwest of the park, and poses no threat to the park. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team, with members from Yosemite, took command of the fire Sunday July 27. Currently 738 personnel are assigned to the fire. For additional information please contact the Sierra National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/. (G. Wuchner)
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Road Striping
Striping will start Sunday July 26 and continue for approximately three weeks throughout the park.
Hours of work will be from 6:00 pm to 4:00 am. Expect Short delays. (G. Taylor)
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Private Rental
Mariposa town area near Rite Aid and YARTS, two bedroom, two bath mobile, available mid August. For more information please contact Charles Noriega 209 742-2099 or 209 626-9286. (C. Baker)
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Yosemite Fire Update #7, July 24, 2015

Yosemite Fire Update #7, July 24, 2015

Lightning caused fires being monitored and managed for multiple objectives: Thunderstorms came through the park on July 19

through 22. There are 12 confirmed lightning-caused fires. Lightning caused fires can take days or weeks to detect because vegetation

has to dry out enough to create smoke or visible flames after the storm passes over. Additional fires may be discovered, as

temperatures rise and fuels dry out. Most of these fires are small; single tree strikes that amount to less than a tenth of an acre. These

fires are in the wilderness and are being monitored by either fire crews hiking into the fire areas or via air reconnaissance due to

location, sparse fuels, and low growth potential. Yosemite and Point Reyes fire crews are monitoring all fires.

Park-wide rainfall totals at Remote Automatic Weather Station (RAWS) since July 20: Wawona 1.91”; Crane Flat 0.78” and El

Portal 1.5” and White Wolf 0.97”. The recent rain has dropped park wide severity to 20 year seasonal lows. Warming weather

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, July 24th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, July 24th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 76 to 86 at 5000 feet...59 to 69 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...41 to 51 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Sunny. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet...62 to 72 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...41 to 51 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Sunny. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet...61 to 71 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night Through Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet. Highs 80 to 90 at 5000 feet... 64 to 74 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday Through Thursday: Clear. Highs 87 to 97 at 5000 feet...70 to 80 at 8000 feet. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet... 46 to 56 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

El Portal Road (Continuation of Highway 140) in Yosemite National Park Re-Opened Yesterday at 6:00 PM - News Release
Popular Road into Yosemite National Park Closed Since Tuesday due to Mudslides and Debris

The El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) into Yosemite National Park re-opened at 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening to all vehicular traffic. Intermittent traffic delays are possible due to on-going clean-up operations.

Yosemite National Park road crews and law enforcement rangers worked extended shifts to get the road open as soon as possible and make it safe for travel.

The popular road into Yosemite National Park has been closed since Tuesday evening due to mud and debris on the road as a result of heavy rains.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday July 23rd, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday July 23rd, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 75 to 85 at 5000 feet...58 to 68 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 60 at 5000 feet...39 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 76 to 86 at 5000 feet...60 to 70 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Volunteer Ice Cream Social Today
Thank you volunteers! All volunteers, SCAs, and their supervisors are welcome to join us for an ice cream social on Thursday, July 23, from 4pm to 5pm at the Volunteer Field Office in Yosemite Valley. It is located at 9003 Meadow Lane, west of the Lodge. From shuttle stop #7, follow Meadow lane until it intersects with the bike trail to Swinging Bridge; the Field Office will be across the bike path. Please call the field office at 372-0571 for directions. For any other questions, please call the volunteer office at 379-1850. (K. Sczomak)
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Bidding Farewell to Miriam and Ken Watson Today
Join us in giving Miriam, Ken, and Sasa a warm send-off as they prepare for exciting new adventures in Zion. Bring an appetizer to share if you're so inclined. July 23 at 4:30, followed by Sal's and YEA no-host bar. (P. Yocum)
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The Highway 140 entrance to Yosemite National Park is temporarily closed due to a mud/rockslide beyond El Portal at the Yosemite National Park boundary.

The Highway 140 entrance to Yosemite National Park is temporarily closed due to a mud/rockslide beyond El Portal at the Yosemite National Park boundary. According to Yosemite National Park officials the road conditions are being assessed and they are not anticipating a long closure at this time. They have indicated the road will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please call 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for the most up-to-date conditions.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning... Then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 76 to 86 at 5000 feet...58 to 68 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 54 to 62 at 5000 feet...41 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 75 to 85 at 5000 feet...58 to 68 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Gathering for the Annual Trans-Sierra Walk will begin Saturday July25
The American Indian Council of Mariposa County's Annual Trans-Sierra Walk will begin in Yosemite Valley on Monday July 27. Participants will begin gathering in Yosemite Valley on Saturday July 25. Please refrain from parking near the valley gas pumps from Friday afternoon until Monday morning to facilitate parking for the event. (J. Hoeflich)
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Sierra Foothill Conservancy Applications Due Friday July 31
Sierra Foothill Conservancy is hiring an Operations Director and an Office and Bookkeeping Manager. The Operations Director is responsible for managing the internal operations of the organization. The Office and Bookkeeping Manager will manage financial activities and provide administrative support. Join our team! Visit www.sierrafoothill.org/open-positions to learn more and apply. Applications due by Friday, July 31. (J. Zeek Krebsbach)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday July 21st, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday July 21st, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Near the crest... Thunderstorms likely in the morning...then thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet...60 to 70 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Near the crest... Thunderstorms likely in the evening...then chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent. Lows 56 to 64 at 5000 feet...44 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs 76 to 86 at 5000 feet...58 to 68 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Yosemite Theater: Kids FREE on Tuesdays
Ranger Erik Westerlund’s show at Yosemite Theater welcomes all kids age 12 and under for FREE on Tuesday nights, so be sure to spread the word to friends, family and visitors too! Creative Fusion, Exploring the Nature of the Sierra Nevada is a fun (but also educational, oh the “e” word, oops) show that appeals to everyone, adults and children alike. Employees and volunteers always free with Yosemite Conservancy shows at Yosemite Theater, 7pm show time, see you there! (C. Botell)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday July 20th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday July 20th, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Highs 75 to 85 at 5000 feet...59 to 69 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Near the crest...showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Lows 56 to 64 at 5000 feet...44 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Near the crest...chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 76 to 86 at 5000 feet...58 to 68 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

CASA of Mariposa County Open House Tonight
Please join us tonight, Monday July 20, 2015 at 5p.m. for an Open House and Info Session at CASA of Mariposa County's new office and training center located at 5174 Hwy 140 in Mariposa. Join us in celebration of our growth, to learn about what CASA does for Mariposa County's Foster children, find out how you can get involved.... or just come by for the homemade cookies.
The new office is located at the North East corner of the 4 way stop in Mariposa, just up the hill from the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center or across from Chevron. (L. Galloway)
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