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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday August 28th, 201

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday August 28th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet... 69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Windy. Lows 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet. South winds 25 to 35 mph over higher elevations. Over higher elevations...gusts up to 40 mph in the evening increasing to 65 mph after midnight.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet... 62 to 72 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon...gusts up to 45 mph. Over higher elevations... Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph...gusts up to 70 mph in the morning decreasing to 45 mph in the afternoon.

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

August 28 Fire Update
Yosemite continues to have periods of moderate to heavy smoke due to regional fires in the surrounding areas. We may continue to see this daily pattern until weather conditions change this coming weekend. The Walker Fire is now at 3,676 acres with 95% containment. The Rough Fire is over 56,919 acres and reporting 25% containment. Inversion type weather has resulted in Yosemite experiencing morning and early afternoon smoke from these fires, with some clearing by mid-late afternoon.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday August 27th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday August 27th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 82 to 92 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 84 to 94 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

Happening Today!!! Yosemite Mentoring Program Information Session – Valley Auditorium

Curious about the Yosemite Mentoring Program? Come to an informational session in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium TODAY. Meet past participants (mentors and mentees) and learn more about this great opportunity for personal and professional enrichment. We will be available to answer your questions from 11:30am-1:00pm, with a quick presentation beginning at noon. Please bring your own lunch, all are welcome! For more information, visit the program’s Sharepoint site at http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Supt/mentor/SitePages/Home.aspx. (E. Davenport)

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Mono Lake Committee Gallery Featuring Nationally-Acclaimed Artist Penny Otwell
The Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining is delighted to host nationally-acclaimed artist Penny Otwell’s show Arresting Horizons. This “must-see” show will be available to view and purchase at the Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining through February, 2016.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday August 26th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday August 26th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke near the crest. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 83 to 93 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night Through Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet. Highs 80 to 90 at 5000 feet...66 to 76 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

Founders' Day Special Events Wednesday
Dear Yosemite Staff and Partners:
Next week, the National Park Service will reach a major milestone - 99 years of service! In honor of this historic day, Yosemite will be holding many special events next week to celebrate Founders' Day and the NPS 99th Anniversary. We hope you'll be able to join us to support the NPS Centennial.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday August 25th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday August 25th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Haze and areas of smoke in the evening. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 84 to 94 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

Founders' Day Special Events Tuesday and Wednesday
Dear Yosemite Staff and Partners:
Next week, the National Park Service will reach a major milestone - 99 years of service! In honor of this historic day, Yosemite will be holding many special events next week to celebrate Founders' Day and the NPS 99th Anniversary. We hope you'll be able to join us to support the NPS Centennial.

Tuesday, August 25th: Founders' Day
1. NPS Centennial Sponsor REI will host the REI Village
- The REI Village will be in front of the Valley Visitor Center from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
- The Village will feature a lounge with camping equipment, where visitors, staff, and partners can relax, hand out, and learn about the NPS Centennial.
- There will be special interactive exhibits, fun activities, giveaways, and prizes throughout the day. It promises to be a fun way to engage our visitors and commemorate the NPS' 99th Anniversary.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday August 24th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday August 24th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 80 to 90 at 5000 feet... 71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke through the night. Haze after midnight. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 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

Flags To Be Flown At Half Mast Through Wednesday
Secretary Jewell has directed that all Department of Interior United States flags be lowered to half mast immediately and remain at half mast until sunset on Wednesday, August 26th,in honor of the three Forest Service firefighters who died in Washington last week. (J. Nassar)
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Mentoring Program Information Session In Valley Auditorium Thursday

Curious about the Yosemite Mentoring Program? Come to an informational session in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Thursday, August 27th. Meet past participants (mentors and mentees) and learn more about this great opportunity for personal and professional enrichment. We will be available to answer your questions from 11:30am-1:00pm, with a quick presentation beginning at noon. Please bring your lunch, all are welcome! For more information, visit the program’s Sharepoint site at http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Supt/mentor/SitePages/Home.aspx. (E. Davenport)

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Yosemite Daily Photo, Yosemite - Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15

Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15

The smoke from all the wildfires in the state has been very heavy in Yosemite with today being especially bad. Here is a view from Tuolumne Meadows looking west at Cathedral and Unicorn Peaks. The smoke is so bad that you can taste it in your mouth!

Normally the sky is a amazing crystal clear blue. 

Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15, "yosemite smoke"

Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15
Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15

Yosemite Fire Update #13, August 21, 2015

Yosemite Fire Update #13, August 21, 2015

Upper (37 45.534 x 119 35.983 – Mariposa Co., August 10). This fire was discovered by hikers at approximately 3:30PM, August 10. It is now out and in patrol status. Quick action by the Yosemite Helitack, with supporting water bucket drops, and fire crews held the fire to 3.85 acres. The fire was determined to be human caused and is under investigation. Smoke from the fire may continue to affect air quality in the morning hours. All park trail closures associated with the Upper Falls fire were lifted at 6:00 PM 8/13.

Badger (37 40.697 x 119 39.316 – Mariposa Co., August 10). This fire was discovered by Helicopter 551 in the area of Summit Meadows near Glacier Point Road. Wawona Engine 32 responded and suppressed the 0.01acre fire. It is in patrol status.

Health Officials Confirm Second Case Of Plague From Yosemite

Health Officials Confirm Second Case Of Plague From Yosemite
A Georgia woman has tested positive for the bubonic plague following a visit to Yosemite National Park, the state's health department said Thursday.

The patient was released from the hospital Tuesday night and is doing "very well," Georgia Department of Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Nydam told The Huffington Post.

This is the second human plague diagnosis that has been linked to Yosemite this summer.

Health Officials Confirm Second Case Of Plague From Yosemite
Dusting for fleas in Tuolumne Meadows

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday August 21st, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday August 21st, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today Sunny. Patchy smoke in the morning. Highs 82 to 92 at 5000 feet...70 to 80 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Patchy smoke after midnight. Lows 55 to 64 at 5000 feet...46 to 56 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Sunny. Patchy smoke in the morning. Highs 83 to 93 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 66 at 5000 feet... 46 to 56 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Sunny. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night Through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...46 to 56 at 8000 feet. Highs 83 to 93 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 Fire Information Update
Yosemite Fire Crews and assisting agencies continue to daily monitor our lightning fires that have occurred this summer. Our managed lightning fires include:

DARK: this fire is approximately 40 acres and confined to natural barriers, trails and handline. A few interior heavies are burning themselves out. Occasional light smoke may be visible.

MIDDLE: this fire is 14.1 acres, with creeping and smoldering activity, mostly to the north toward Middle Tuolumne River. Periodically smoke may be visible from Tioga Pass Road.

CATHEDRAL: The Cathedral Fire is now 16 acres. Yosemite Fire Management has fire crews posted along the John Muir Trail during the heat of the day to ensure hiker safety.

WHITE CASCADE:8 acres, with monitoring periodically by crews.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday August 20th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday August 20th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet... 71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the evening. Lows 56 to 65 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 82 to 92 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

You Come And Go To Sal's This Today
Are you a person without conviction? Make it be known to the world that you support the Yosemite Employee Association (YEA) and attend Sal's taco truck night this Thursday, August 20th at the Community Hall in El Portal. Stand up for what you believe in! Treat your karma to: Mexican food! Beverages! Friends! Hot 'n toasty weather! Dream in color this week at Sal's. (A. Davis)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday August 19th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday August 19th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 87 to 97 at 5000 feet... 72 to 82 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 57 to 66 at 5000 feet...48 to 58 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 84 to 94 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

Volunteer Drop-In Program Today
Help Keep Yosemite Beautiful! Between August 12th and September 16th, join a staff member on Wednesdays at 9:30 am in front of the Valley Visitor Center to remove invasive species, collect seeds, and pick up litter for 1-3 hours. Come prepared with closed-toe shoes, long pants, and water. All ages welcome, everyone is invited, and spread the word to visitors and staff alike! Questions? Email us at yose_volunteers@nps.gov or call us at 379-1850. (C. Finn)
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Hoist Training Today
The Yosemite Helicopter Rescue Team will be conducting annual high angle hoist training in El Capitan Meadow on Tuesday August, 18th and Wednesday, August 19th. Traffic control will be in place on El Cap straight, and the East Buttress of Middle Cathedral will be closed to climbing for the duration of the training. (L. Hendy)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday August 18th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday August 18th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 88 to 98 at 5000 feet... 74 to 84 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 59 to 67 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 87 to 97 at 5000 feet... 72 to 82 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 BBQ Today
Get your buns over to the Yosemite Valley School on Tuesday, August 18th from 5-6:30pm. Lettuce feed you full of yummy treats while you ketchup with other volunteers and grill each other on your favorite summer highlights. All volunteers and their supervisors are welcome!
If you're in a pickle, please call or email the Volunteer Office with any questions -- 379-1850, yose_volunteers@nps.gov. (K. Sczomak)
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Hoist Training Today and Tomorrow
The Yosemite Helicopter Rescue Team will be conducting annual high angle hoist training in El Capitan Meadow on Tuesday August, 18th and Wednesday, August 19th. Traffic control will be in place on El Cap straight, and the East Buttress of Middle Cathedral will be closed to climbing for the duration of the training. (L. Hendy)
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Goodbye Party for Trudy Hawkins Tuesday, August 18
Trudy Hawkins is Off to Alaska! Join us to wish her bon voyage as she embarks on her new grand adventure!!
Where: El Portal Large Breakroom
When: August 18, 2015
Time: 1:30
Yummy snacks and cupcakes will be provided. (C. Mattiuzzi)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday August 17th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday August 17th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 87 to 97 at 5000 feet... 71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...48 to 58 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 89 to 99 at 5000 feet... 72 to 82 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

August 17 Fire Update
The periods of smoky conditions we are experiencing are from regional fires outside the park. The Rough Fire (south of the park) has now consumed approximately 16,390 acres. The Walker Fire, to the east of Yosemite, has burned 2,200 acres. It was announced this morning (8/17/15) that there will again be periodical 1 way convoys escorting cars from the Tioga Pass area to highway 395. The convoys will be contingent on fire behavior throughout the day.

Fires within Yosemite (Dark, Middle, Cathedral) are all being monitored by fire crews. They have shown very little growth over the weekend. Occasional smoke may be visible from these fires, especially along the Tioga Pass Road. (J. Wuchner)
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Hoist Training Tuesday and Wednesday
The Yosemite Helicopter Rescue Team will be conducting annual high angle hoist training in El Capitan Meadow on Tuesday August, 18th and Wednesday, August 19th. Traffic control will be in place on El Cap straight, and the East Buttress of Middle Cathedral will be closed to climbing for the duration of the training. (L. Hendy)
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