Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning... Then chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tonight Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers...a 40 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Friday Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the morning...then chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.
Friday Night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Sunny...breezy. Highs 57 to 64 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.
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Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa
NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite National Park
Fox photographed with remote motion-sensitive camera
Yosemite National Park is excited to report the first confirmed sighting in the park of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) in nearly 100 years. Park wildlife biologists had gone on a five-day backcountry trip to the far northern part of the park to check on previously deployed motion-sensitive cameras. They documented a sighting of the fox on two separate instances (December 13, 2014 and January 4, 2015) within the park boundary. The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is one of the rarest mammals in North America, likely consisting of fewer than 50 individuals.