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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday April 24, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday April 24, 2015
 
WEATHER
Today: (High 65°F Low 40°F) A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tomorrow: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. High near 59. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
 
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
 
Discovery Channel Airs Stunning Film on Yosemite Climbers
Houston Chronicle, April 23, 2015
On Jan. 14, the two men accomplished something no one else had ever done: They were the first to free climb the towering monolith in Yosemite Valley. More than likely, someone else will go them one further in the not too distant future, because that’s been the pattern of climbing in the 15-mile long valley for more than 50 years.
“Valley Uprising,” directed by Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen and Josh Lowell, traces the history of climbing in the valley from the 1950’s through the present day and finds an almost religious fanaticism among climbers about what they do.
Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, on the Discovery Channel.
Read more here:
 
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RECENT NEWS
 
 
Spring Fling is Upon Us Saturday
This Saturday, April 25, 2015 is the event of the season sponsored by the Yosemite Employee Association with support from DNC and the Yosemite View Lodge. Come celebrate Spring at the Clark Community Hall in El Portal with fun activities, local craft and food vendors and an astounding line-up of music. Here's a brief synopsis of the special event:
7am: Birdwalk
8am: Spring Fling Run Off (race registration begins at 7am)
10am-5pm: Local Craft and Food Vendors
12pm: Music featuring Girls on Fire, Bagby Station, Adam Burns Solo, The Jespersons, The Daughters Rea, Cottonwood Creek, and the exciting headliner: Mad Noise. DJs Maximillan and DJ Douglas Fur will conclude the party.
The event is free until 5pm. Tickets are $20. DNC will be operating free shuttles from Yosemite Valley to El Portal. For more information about the shuttle schedule call 372-8803. For more information about Spring Fling visit YEA's website at www.elportalca.org or facebook page: www.facebook.com/yea.yosemite. (A. Davis)
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Spring Run-off Pre-registration
Start your day with a 1 mile 5K or 10K run along the majestic Merced river.  Get an awesome T shirt designed by 8th grader Sylvie Amstutz and yummy donuts from Donut's a Go Go when you cross the finish line.  Pre-registration by contacting Claudine Ronay,  deeners@hotmail.com or be at the historic train in El Portal starting at 7 am on Saturday April 25.  Race starts at 8 am,  see you there! (C. Ronay)
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Mariposa Non-Profit Organizations Will Be At This Year's Spring Fling
Mountain Crisis Services, Ethos Youth Center and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa County will be sharing a booth at this Saturday's Spring Fling. Stop by and learn more about these vital organizations.
CASA will have a selection of unique books for children for sale, Ethos will have custom made screen printed shirts and Mountain Crisis Center will have Denim Day Buttons and stickers. Stop by our children's table and make a beautiful pinwheel in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. (I. Stalder) 
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Strings in the Spring: Violinist Martin Chalifour at Yosemite Chapel Saturday
Enjoy an intimate recital in Yosemite Valley Chapel on Saturday, April 25 with world-renowned violinist Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Apart from his LA Phil duties, Chalifour maintains an active solo career playing a diverse repertoire of more than 50 concertos.  Help us welcome Mr. Chalifour to Yosemite. Yosemite Chapel doors will open at 3:30pm, concert starts at 4:00pm. For tickets visit: http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/outdoor-adventures/martin-chalifour or call (209) 379-2317 x 10. (K. Manion)
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 "Dr. Phillip M. Smith Memorial Music Marathon" Saturday
The Pride of the Sierra and the Toast of Times Square! You may have heard of this, it is our Yosemite region's own Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band! Our award-winning, small but dedicated MCHS band is a fine example of how a diverse group of our own children can show the outside world the kind of talent that grows up around Yosemite. They compete in band competitions, parades, play in concerts, and perform at local civic events. However, the costs of operating a viable band program are significant, and our band is self-supporting, the band program depends almost entirely on fundraisers in order to exist. Additionally, the MCHS Band Boosters have taken on the task of helping to support the ENTIRE Mariposa School District's instrumental music program! The Boosters raise money to offer loans of musical instruments to the elementary schools students, in order to offer affordable instrumental music training to all. 
In response to this, please help support our own Grizzly Band and elementary school music programs by attending the sixth annual "Dr. Phillip M. Smith Memorial Music Marathon", to be held this Sat. April 25th, 2015, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Dr. Smith was the MCHS Band's beloved band director who passed away in Dec 2013. He loved music and music students, and devoted his life to helping kids with music, and more importantly, to become fine members of the community. The Marathon, which Dr. Smith loved, was named in his memory in 2014.
There is NO COST to attend the Marathon which will be held at the Museum's outside courtyard. It will have performances by the MCHS Band, elementary/middle school bands, and several other local groups. Come to enjoy music, food, drinks, baked goods, and an INCREDIBLE silent auction featuring DISNEYLAND TICKETS, and many other admission tickets for museums and activities in SF, Sacto, and this region, plus much, much more! The band is only asking for your support by participating in the activities, and making donations if so moved by the music! Thank you for supporting our band. (L. Niles-Sheetz)
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Donation-based yoga workshop Monday April 27th 6:00-8:00pm at the El Portal Community Hall: Yoga as a Therapeutic Tool

DISCOVERY CHANNEL ASCENDS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF ELEVATION WEEKEND ON APRIL 25

VALLEY UPRISING
Saturday, April 25 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery
Kicks off Discovery’s first-ever Elevation Weekend
VALLEY UPRISING explores the counter-culture sport of rock climbing through the stories of those who were there from the very beginning to now, as rock climbing has evolved from its origins in the free-wheeling ‘60s culture of sex, drugs, and rock and roll to a modern sport that, while retaining its wild spirit, features some of our nation’s best athletes.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL ASCENDS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF ELEVATION WEEKEND ON APRIL 25

Elevation Weekend Challenges the Boundaries Between Gravity and Risk with the Premiere of Award-Winning Film VALLEY UPRISING at 8 PM on April 25

From the network behind Planet Earth, Life, Frozen Planet, Africa and North America, Discovery Channel presents Elevation Weekend, taking viewers to rarely seen, striking destinations, following men and women on their journey to conquer the elements. A weekend of epic documentaries, Elevation Weekend documents new conflicts and obstacles as well as reflects on the history of heroic expeditions and how they inform modern explorations.

Elevation Weekend commences with the premiere of the award-winning documentary, VALLEY UPRISING, on Saturday, April 25 at 8 PM ET/PT. VALLEY UPRISING explores the stories of those who pushed the limits of what’s possible at Yosemite Valley, CA, going beyond the risk and commitment over the span of 50 years as rock climbing evolved from a group of self-reliant, bold mountain men who took months and years to scale the peaks of Half Dome and El Capitan into the sports of aid climbing, free climbing, speed climbing and freebase climbing, where both legendary peaks could be scaled in a single day, leading to today's extreme sports that include BASE jumping. 

Yosemite is known to many as the mecca of climbing, attracting modern climbing sensations Alex Honnold, Dean Potter and Tommy Caldwell as well as legendary climbers Lynn Hill, Jim Bridwell, Yvon Chouinard and Royal Robbins. VALLEY UPRISING explores the counter-culture sport through the stories of those who were there from the very beginning to now, as rock climbing has evolved from its origins in the free-wheeling ‘60s culture of sex, drugs, and rock and roll to a modern sport that, while retaining its wild spirit, features some of our nation’s best athletes. These are not just climbers but storytellers who have called Yosemite Valley home and know every nook and cranny of its huge stone cliffs, devising every possible way to climb each one, as each generation pushed the boundaries set by its predecessors. VALLEY UPRISING was awarded the grand prize at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday April 23, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday April 23, 2015
 
WEATHER
Today: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tomorrow: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Light west southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
 
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
 
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
 
Visitor Spending at National Parks Boosts Economy by $30 Billion Annually - WASO Press Release
National Parks Absorb 14.8 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide, Benefits Estimated at Nearly $600 Million
Washington, D.C. – Record numbers of visitors to national parks in 2014 translated into $29.7 billion in economic activity that supported nearly 277,000 jobs across the country, according to a report released today by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. Jewell and Jarvis also today released the first-ever carbon storage assessment conducted by the NPS and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that found national parks in the lower 48 states absorb 14.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year, with an estimated economic value of $582.5 million. (M. Roubal)
Read more here:
 
 
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RECENT NEWS
 
Spring Fling is Upon Us Saturday
This Saturday, April 25, 2015 is the event of the season sponsored by the Yosemite Employee Association with support from DNC and the Yosemite View Lodge. Come celebrate Spring at the Clark Community Hall in El Portal with fun activities, local craft and food vendors and an astounding line-up of music. Here's a brief synopsis of the special event:
7am: Birdwalk
8am: Spring Fling Run Off (race registration begins at 7am)
10am-5pm: Local Craft and Food Vendors
12pm: Music featuring Girls on Fire, Bagby Station, Adam Burns Solo, The Jespersons, The Daughters Rea, Cottonwood Creek, and the exciting headliner: Mad Noise. DJs Maximillan and DJ Douglas Fur will conclude the party.
The event is free until 5pm. Tickets are $20. DNC will be operating free shuttles from Yosemite Valley to El Portal. For more information about the shuttle schedule call 372-8803. For more information about Spring Fling visit YEA's website at www.elportalca.org or facebook page: www.facebook.com/yea.yosemite. (A. Davis)
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Spring Run-off Pre-registration
Start your day with a 1 mile 5K or 10K run along the majestic Merced river.  Get an awesome T shirt designed by 8th grader Sylvie Amstutz and yummy donuts from Donut's a Go Go when you cross the finish line.  Pre-registration by contacting Claudine Ronay,  deeners@hotmail.com or be at the historic train in El Portal starting at 7 am on Saturday April 25.  Race starts at 8 am,  see you there! (C. Ronay)
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Mariposa Non-Profit Organizations Will Be At This Year's Spring Fling
Mountain Crisis Services, Ethos Youth Center and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa County will be sharing a booth at this Saturday's Spring Fling. Stop by and learn more about these vital organizations.
CASA will have a selection of unique books for children for sale, Ethos will have custom made screen printed shirts and Mountain Crisis Center will have Denim Day Buttons and stickers. Stop by our children's table and make a beautiful pinwheel in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. (I. Stalder) 
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Strings in the Spring: Violinist Martin Chalifour at Yosemite Chapel Saturday
Enjoy an intimate recital in Yosemite Valley Chapel on Saturday, April 25 with world-renowned violinist Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Apart from his LA Phil duties, Chalifour maintains an active solo career playing a diverse repertoire of more than 50 concertos.  Help us welcome Mr. Chalifour to Yosemite. Yosemite Chapel doors will open at 3:30pm, concert starts at 4:00pm. For tickets visit: http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/outdoor-adventures/martin-chalifour or call (209) 379-2317 x 10. (K. Manion)
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 "Dr. Phillip M. Smith Memorial Music Marathon" Saturday
The Pride of the Sierra and the Toast of Times Square! You may have heard of this, it is our Yosemite region's own Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band! Our award-winning, small but dedicated MCHS band is a fine example of how a diverse group of our own children can show the outside world the kind of talent that grows up around Yosemite. They compete in band competitions, parades, play in concerts, and perform at local civic events. However, the costs of operating a viable band program are significant, and our band is self-supporting, the band program depends almost entirely on fundraisers in order to exist. Additionally, the MCHS Band Boosters have taken on the task of helping to support the ENTIRE Mariposa School District's instrumental music program! The Boosters raise money to offer loans of musical instruments to the elementary schools students, in order to offer affordable instrumental music training to all. 
In response to this, please help support our own Grizzly Band and elementary school music programs by attending the sixth annual "Dr. Phillip M. Smith Memorial Music Marathon", to be held this Sat. April 25th, 2015, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Dr. Smith was the MCHS Band's beloved band director who passed away in Dec 2013. He loved music and music students, and devoted his life to helping kids with music, and more importantly, to become fine members of the community. The Marathon, which Dr. Smith loved, was named in his memory in 2014.
There is NO COST to attend the Marathon which will be held at the Museum's outside courtyard. It will have performances by the MCHS Band, elementary/middle school bands, and several other local groups. Come to enjoy music, food, drinks, baked goods, and an INCREDIBLE silent auction featuring DISNEYLAND TICKETS, and many other admission tickets for museums and activities in SF, Sacto, and this region, plus much, much more! The band is only asking for your support by participating in the activities, and making donations if so moved by the music! Thank you for supporting our band. (L. Niles-Sheetz)
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Donation-based yoga workshop Monday April 27th 6:00-8:00pm at the El Portal Community Hall: Yoga as a Therapeutic Tool

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday April 21, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday April 21, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning... Then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest... Slight chance of snow showers in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 64 to 74 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy...chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of showers after midnight. Near the crest... Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening...then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 37 to 47 at 5000 feet...27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Chance of showers in the morning. Near the crest... Chance of snow showers in the morning. Thunderstorms and snow showers likely in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 60 to 70 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday Night: Snow showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 37 to 46 at 5000 feet...27 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning... Then chance of showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Lows 38 to 46 at 5000 feet...27 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...39 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Lows 35 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 33 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows 37 to 46 at 5000 feet...27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Through Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 75 at 5000 feet...48 to 58 at 8000 feet. Lows 38 to 48 at 5000 feet... 28 to 38 at 8000 feet.

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

Yosemite Services opening up 4/17/15

Yosemite Services opening up 4/17/15

Housekeeping Camp Lodging opens Thursday, April 16th
Housekeeping Camp Store opens Thursday, April 16th 12pm - 6pm
and 8am - 6pm starting Friday, April 17th
Housekeeping Camp Shower House opens Friday, April 17th 7am - 10pm
Curry Village Meadow Deck Grill opens Friday, April 17th 11am - 5pm
Curry Village Raft Stand opens Friday, April 17th for weekends only (Fri-Sun) 10am - 4pm

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, April 17, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, April 17, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 66 to 76 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 38 to 48 at 5000 feet...28 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Near the crest...slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 68 to 78 at 5000 feet...52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 50 at 5000 feet... 30 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning...then snow showers likely with possible showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. No snow accumulation. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 70 to 80 at 5000 feet...52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night: Snow showers likely with possible showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then mostly clear after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Lows 40 to 50 at 5000 feet... 30 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 69 to 79 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 at 8000 feet.
Monday Night And Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers... Snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Lows 38 to 48 at 5000 feet...29 to 39 at 8000 feet. Highs 67 to 77 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows 37 to 45 at 5000 feet...27 to 35 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

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday April 16, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday April 16, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 63 to 73 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 36 to 46 at 5000 feet...26 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Sunny. Highs 66 to 76 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night: Clear. Lows 38 to 48 at 5000 feet...29 to 39 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Sunny in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 69 to 79 at 5000 feet...52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night Through Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers. Lows 40 to 50 at 5000 feet...30 to 40 at 8000 feet. Highs 70 to 80 at 5000 feet... 52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms and snow showers. Highs 64 to 74 at 5000 feet... 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows 37 to 45 at 5000 feet...27 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...38 to 48 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

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday April 14, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday April 14, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...north winds around 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Windy. Lows 36 to 46 at 5000 feet... 26 to 36 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in the evening increasing to 70 mph after midnight.
Thursday: Sunny...breezy. Highs 65 to 75 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 55 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 37 to 47 at 5000 feet... 27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Sunny. Highs 67 to 77 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night And Saturday: Mostly clear. Lows 39 to 49 at 5000 feet...29 to 39 at 8000 feet. Highs 68 to 78 at 5000 feet... 52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 51 at 5000 feet... 31 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Sunday And Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers. Highs 70 to 80 at 5000 feet... 52 to 62 at 8000 feet. Lows 41 to 51 at 5000 feet...31 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Monday And Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers. Highs 68 to 78 at 5000 feet... 50 to 60 at 8000 feet. Lows 40 to 50 at 5000 feet...30 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 63 to 73 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 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

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday April 14, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday April 14, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: TodayMostly sunny. Windy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...40 to 50 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 45 mph in the morning. West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 65 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 62 to 72 at 5000 feet... 47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 36 to 46 at 5000 feet...26 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Sunny. Highs 66 to 76 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night Through Friday Night: Clear. Lows 39 to 49 at 5000 feet...29 to 39 at 8000 feet. Highs 67 to 77 at 5000 feet... 51 to 61 at 8000 feet.
Saturday And Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 69 to 79 at 5000 feet...52 to 62 at 8000 feet. Lows 40 to 50 at 5000 feet...31 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Sunday And Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers. Highs 70 to 80 at 5000 feet... 52 to 62 at 8000 feet. Lows 40 to 50 at 5000 feet...31 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Monday: Sunny. Highs 68 to 78 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 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 Today
Help us pack the house tonight for the debut of Meet Galen Clark, Yosemite's First Guardian starring Pete Devine! All employees and volunteers are free admission. Show time is 7pm at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Theater. (K. Manion)
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Yosemite Daily Photo, Ferguson Rock Slide 4.13.15

Ferguson Rock Slide 4.13.15

They have started to cut into the massive rock slide and hauling truckloads of debris out. You can see a small power shovel perched way up on the left side of the slide, looks dicey.

They now have traffic control with flaggers when the trucks are working and it causing a bit of a wait. You have to wait for the pilot car to come through the construction zone at 10mph, turn around and then follow him all the way through. way slower than the lights and when it gets crowded there could be quite a traffic snarl.

Ferguson Rock Slide 4.13.15
Ferguson Rock Slide 4.13.15

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday April 13, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday April 13, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 41. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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

The Ice Cut section of the JMT has been reopened. (K. Kirschner)
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Weekly Safety Training - Poison Oak
Last May, Yosemite personnel were asked to search an off trail area in the lower elevations for a missing individual. The search area included heavy vegetation with poison oak, which can be somewhat common in the canyons of Yosemite and the surrounding foothills. The searcher felt that to perform the assigned task properly, they had to go through the vegetation. When doing so, they contacted poison oak on the head, face, and arm. Thankfully, the searcher did not have a severe reaction however they did experience the discomfort of an allergic reaction to poison oak. The employee felt it was necessary to go into the dense vegetation, knowing there was poison oak, in order to successfully complete the assigned task. Each day in the National Park Service, we show up to our work place and do assignments on behalf of the public. No matter how important the success of the assignment may be, it will never be successfully completed when employee safety is compromised. (D. Glenn)
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