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#yosemite, Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project Update 11/21/14

Tioga Road Update No. 7
The Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot will reopen this coming Friday, November 21st by 5 PM and there will be no further construction related delays on the Tioga Road due to the weather conditions.   So after this Friday, there will be no further work until next spring on the Tioga Road and Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot.  Crews will return in 2015 as soon as the weather conditions permit.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, December 19, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, December 19, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers...a 50 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Breezy. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 44 to 50 at 5000 feet...39 to 44 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...southwest winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers...a 40 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 31 to 39 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 44 to 50 at 5000 feet...39 to 44 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...west winds around 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph over higher elevations.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 32 to 41 at 5000 feet... 23 to 33 at 8000 feet. Northwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 55 mph over higher elevations.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 45 to 51 at 5000 feet... 39 to 45 at 8000 feet. Northwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph over higher elevations.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Monday Through Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Windy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

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

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

DNC Yosemite Community Events
Dec. 19th and 20th will be the Ugly Holiday Sweater version of Open Mic Night and Karaoke Night at the Carabiner Cafe starting by 7pm. (E. Brosk)

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, December 18, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, December 18, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs 41 to 50 at 5000 feet...32 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 30 to 38 at 5000 feet...18 to 28 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers...a 40 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Breezy. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph over higher elevations. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the evening...then chance of snow and rain after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 31 to 39 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations... Southwest winds around 25 mph in the evening.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 44 to 53 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 32 to 41 at 5000 feet...23 to 33 at 8000 feet.
Sunday And Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet...42 to 50 at 8000 feet. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet... 46 to 56 at 8000 feet.

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

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the morning... Then slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Near the crest...a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 37 to 46 at 5000 feet...26 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the evening...then chance of snow showers after midnight. Near the crest...a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 26 to 34 at 5000 feet...15 to 23 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Near the crest...a 30 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs 41 to 50 at 5000 feet...32 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after midnight. Lows 29 to 37 at 5000 feet...18 to 28 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow in the morning...then chance of snow showers and slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 30 to 40 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs 42 to 51 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night Through Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...23 to 33 at 8000 feet. Highs 45 to 55 at 5000 feet...36 to 46 at 8000 feet.

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

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WEATHER
...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Wednesday...
* Locations include...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Huntington Lake...Lodgepole...Ponderosa.
* Snow Amounts...widespread 4 to 7 inches with locally higher amounts.
* Snow Level...5000 feet.
* Winds...gusts up 45 mph over ridges and near the crest.
* Timing...snow beginning this afternoon with the heaviest snow tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Snow diminishing Wednesday night.
* Impacts...winter driving conditions. Road closures possible. Low visibilities in blowing and drifting snow.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, December 15, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, December 15, 2014

WEATHER
Hazardous Weather Outlook
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon.
...Two weather disturbances through Tuesday...
Day one...Today and Tonight
* Snow Accumulation: 2 to 5 inches.
* Elevation: above 5000 feet.
* Winds: gusts to 50 mph over the crest.
* Timing: snow will begin by late afternoon.
* Locations include: Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Huntington Lake...Devils Post Pile.
* Impacts: slick roads...poor visibility

Days two through seven...Tuesday through Sunday
* Snow Accumulations: 3 to 6 inches.
* Elevation: above 5000 feet.
* Winds: gusts to 50 mph over the crest.
* Timing: threat of snow continuing through Thursday morning.
* Locations include: Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Huntington Lake...Devils Post Pile.
* Impacts: slick roads...poor visibility

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, December 12, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, December 12, 2014

WEATHER

Winter Storm Warning
Winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST this afternoon....

Locations include...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Devils
Postpile...Florence Lake...Lake Thomas Edison...Huntington
Lake... Lodgepole...Grant Grove...Camp Nelson and Quaking Aspen.

Snow amounts...Snow accumulations 1 TO 2 feet with locally higher amounts possible.
Snow level...5500 TO 6000 feet Friday morning.
Winds...Southwest 30 TO 40 MPH with gusts to over 60 MPH near the crest.
Timing...Snow continuing through the day.
Impacts...Extremely hazardous whiteout conditions.Snow will create slick and icy conditions.

Flood Advisory

URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
FOR Central California...
Madera County... Western Tulare County...Fresno County ...
Southwestern Tuolumne County... Southwestern Mariposa County ...
Merced County... Western Kern County... Kings County...

* Until 1200 PM PST

* At 748 AM PST...Doppler radar indicated heavy rain causing Urban
and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to two inches
of rain have already fallen. Some road flooding has already been reported....including parts of HWY 99

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Fresno...Bakersfield...Visalia...Clovis...Merced...Madera...
Tulare...Porterville...Hanford...Delano...Atwater...Los Banos...
Wasco...Corcoran...Lemoore...Sanger...Reedley...Selma...Dinuba and
Arvin.

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, December 11, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, December 11, 2014

WEATHER

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 AM this morning to 4 PM PST Friday...
* Locations include...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Devils Postpile...Florence Lake...Lake Thomas Edison...Huntington Lake...Lodgepole... Grant Grove...Camp Nelson and Quaking Aspen.
* Snow Amounts...Snow accumulations 1 to 2 feet with locally higher amounts possible. The higher amounts are expected north of the San Joaquin River.
* Snow Level...Starting around 8000 feet Thursday...lowering to 6000 feet Friday morning.
* Winds...Southerly winds will increase in the early morning Thursday with gusts in excess of 60 mph. Winds diminishing Friday morning.
* Timing...Snow is expected around midday Thursday towards Tuolumne Meadows and Thursday evening in the Tulare County mountains. Snow continuing through Friday. The period of heaviest snow is expected Thursday night into Friday morning.
* Impacts...Extremely hazardous whiteout conditions. Snow will create slick and icy conditions.

...Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 AM PST this morning through Friday evening...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Location...Portions of Central California...including the following areas...Mariposa...Madera and Fresno County foothills... and the Southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon.
* Timing...From 10 AM PST this morning through Friday evening
* Rainfall...Periods of heavy rain are possible with total amounts of 2-3 inches. Runoff could cause debris flows and flash flooding of the Rim Fire burn scar area.
...Debris flow over burn areas possible Thursday and Friday...
A wet and windy storm is expected to bring significant precipitation to the central California interior Thursday and Friday. Locally heavy rain will result in possible debris flows over burn scar areas.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WEATHER

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 AM Thursday morning to 4 PM PST Friday evening...
* Locations include...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Devils Postpile...Florence Lake...Lake Thomas Edison...Huntington Lake...Lodgepole... Grant Grove...Camp Nelson and Quaking Aspen.
* Snow Amounts...Snow accumulations 1 to 2 feet with locally higher amounts possible. The higher amounts are expected north of the San Joaquin River.
* Snow Level...Starting around 8000 feet Thursday...lowering to 6000 feet Friday morning.
* Winds...Southerly winds will increase in the early morning Thursday with gusts to 60 mph or more possible. Winds diminishing Friday morning.
* Timing...Snow is expected around midday Thursday towards Tuolumne Meadows and Thursday evening in the Tulare County mountains. Snow continuing through Friday. The period of heaviest snow is expected Thursday night into Friday morning.
* Impacts...Extremely hazardous whiteout conditions. Snow will create slick and icy conditions.

...Flood Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Location...Portions of CA and Central California...including the following areas...in CA...Mariposa Madera and Fresno County foothills. In central California...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon.
* Timing...From Thursday morning through Friday evening
* Rainfall...Pperiods of heavy rain are possible with total amounts of 2-3 inches. Runoff could cause debris flows and flash flooding of the burn scar area.
...Debris flow over burn areas possible Thursday and Friday...
A wet and windy storm is expected to bring significant precipitation to the central California interior Thursday and Friday. Locally heavy rain will result in possible debris flows over burn scar areas.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WEATHER

...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening...
* Locations include...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Devils Postpile...Florence Lake...Lake Thomas Edison...Huntington Lake...Lodgepole.
* Snow Amounts...Snow accumulations 10-30 inches. The higher amounts expected north of the San Joaquin River.
* Snow Level...Starting around 8000 feet Thursday...lowering to 6000 feet Friday morning.
* Winds...Southerly winds will increase in the early morning Thursday with gusts to 60 mph or more possible. Winds diminishing Friday morning.
* Timing...Snow may begin around midday Thursday towards Tuolumne Meadows and Friday night in the Tulare County mountains. Snow continuing through Friday. The period of heaviest snow is expected Thursday night into Friday morning.
* Impacts...Extremely hazardous whiteout conditions. Snow will create slick and icy conditions.

...Flood Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Location...Portions of CA and Central California...including the following areas...in CA...Mariposa Madera and Fresno County foothills. In central California...Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon.
* Timing...From Thursday morning through Friday evening
* Rainfall...Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall 2-3 inches possible. Runoff could cause debris flows and flash flooding of the burn scar area.
...Debris flow over burn areas possible Thursday and Friday...
A wet and windy storm is expected to bring significant precipitation to the central California interior Thursday and Friday. Locally heavy rain will result in possible debris flows over burn scar areas.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, December 8, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, December 8, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...44 to 50 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...southwest winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 45 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Near the crest...partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...26 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...45 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 46 at 5000 feet... 27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Windy. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...44 to 52 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Over higher elevations...southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 75 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow in the evening...then chance of snow and slight chance of rain after midnight. Very windy. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Lows 36 to 46 at 5000 feet...27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Chance of rain and snow in the morning...then snow and chance of rain in the afternoon. Very windy. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet...39 to 45 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night: Snow and rain in the evening...then snow showers and rain after midnight. Windy. Lows 34 to 42 at 5000 feet...23 to 31 at 8000 feet.

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

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, December 5, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, December 5, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Near the crest...a 50 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 49 to 59 at 5000 feet... 38 to 44 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain and snow. Near the crest...chance of snow in the evening...then chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Near the crest...a 30 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 51 to 61 at 5000 feet...39 to 47 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet... 25 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 63 at 5000 feet...41 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Breezy. Highs 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...41 to 47 at 8000 feet.
Monday Night Through Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...26 to 36 at 8000 feet. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 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

Concessioner Hazard Tree Work Today
DNC will be taking down hazardous trees in the Housekeeping and Curry Village areas this week and Curry Village and Ahwahnee Hotel (back Valet Parking/Bungalows) areas next week. (B. Mattos)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, December 4, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, December 4, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers...a 50 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 49 to 59 at 5000 feet...37 to 45 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Near the crest...a 40 percent chance of snow showers in the evening. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet...23 to 33 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet... 39 to 45 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 61 at 5000 feet...41 to 47 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night Through Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet. Highs 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...41 to 47 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

Hazard Tree Work Along Highway 41 Today
On 12/4 crews will be working at South Entrance housing. (B. Castro)
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Concessioner Hazard Tree Work Today
DNC will be taking down hazardous trees in the Housekeeping and Curry Village areas this week and Curry Village and Ahwahnee Hotel (back Valet Parking/Bungalows) areas next week. (B. Mattos)
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Yosemite’s Waterfalls Booming Due to Recent Storms - News Release
Roads leading into Yosemite Valley are open and clear

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